Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets on four continents, with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. As a core value, we pledge to continuously improve in meeting our commitment to work in the most safe, inclusive, environmentally and socially responsible manner practicable. Safety and health initiatives, both on and off the job, are a critically important investment in our employees.
We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals seeking a challenging, exciting and rewarding work environment for a company that supplies the world with metals that will sustain and expand economies and build infrastructure in developing nations. A world of opportunities is available to individuals who share in our commitments.
Under general supervision, provides technical expertise, guidance and leadership in metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site.
Conducts, plans and assists with metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures at assigned site
Serves as technical expert on complex metallurgical testing
Reports metallurgical or process issues and makes recommendations to Chief Metallurgist on how to resolve/correct the issues
Reviews and recommends new or enhanced metallurgical testing equipment or protocols
Contributes to the improvement of metallurgical process
Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
Provides guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
Maintains current working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulations
May contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for metallurgical testing
May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams
Performs other duties as required
Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy or related engineering discipline and five (5) years experience in Metallurgy or related scientific field, OR
Master's degree in Metallurgy or related engineering discipline and three (3) years experience in Metallurgy or related scientific field
Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex metallurgical and processing analyses
Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Process control experience is desirable especially working with expert control systems with an emphasis on grinding and flotation strategies
Champions and promotes safety initiatives to help improve site safety standings
Ability to work with and develop junior Metallurgical Engineers
Possess a strong statistical (Lean/Six Sigma) background
Work is 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see.
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, or manufacturing 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 Copper and Gold promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws.
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