Freeport McMoRan Senior Quality Lab Analyst - Technology Center in Tucson, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Under minimal supervision, supervises, coordinates and oversees the Quality Program for the Technology Center. Provides leadership and direction to the Quality Team and provides guidance and support to management.

  • Oversees and leads the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 programs at the Technology Center

  • Directly supervises Quality Team members as well as guides the team of Lead Auditors from the different departments

  • Leads/directs special analytical projects which includes gathering input and suggesting and implementing alternative solutions, analyzing equipment possibilities for proper collection, establishing a collection, tests and SOP’s for new processes, and implementing new processes with mine site personnel, as well, as TC Management and Technicians

  • Review test strategies and partners with Lab Management in order to develop/establish Quality standards and best practices

  • Collaborates with personnel leading OSHAS and ISO 14001 programs

  • Coordinates/facilitates audits (both internally and externally) to ensure conformance with ISO standards

  • Supports other technical projects at the Technology Center

  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related fieldandfive (5) years of related experience,includingthree (3) years of supervisory or lead experience

  • Demonstrated the use of statistical tools for process control

  • Good knowledge of key performance indicators

  • Ability to research and analyze data from various sources, draw relevant conclusions, share those conclusions with the customer and make appropriate changes based on the data

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, most frequently with people at the Manager, Chief and Sr level (Metallurgists, Geologists, Engineers) as well as Technicians

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

  • Self-directed, leader with sound problem solving and negotiating skills

  • Ability to use various office software, including but not limited to MS Office

  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time to Safford, Tucson, Morenci and other company sites as required


  • Three (3) years of experience as an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

  • Experience in managing an ISO 9001 quality system in a lab environment

  • ISO 17025 experience

  • Six-Sigma certificate

  • Rational process facilitator experience

  • Software skills, LIMS, Minitab, PI

  • Spanish language skills


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English

  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards

  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment

  • Work is performed in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles

  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time to Safford, Tucson, Morenci and other company sites as required

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, and work on elevated platforms

  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable State laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or

  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or

  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

/Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability/

Job: *Quality

Title: Senior Quality Lab Analyst - Technology Center

Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 1805836