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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Geomechanical Engineer I - Tyrone, NM


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Job ID:

92866

Location:

Tyrone, NM, United States 
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30

Posted:

17.06.2017
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Category Classification:

Energy and Power Jobs: Engineering

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas 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 close supervision, assist in Mining Geomechanical Engineering processes including pit slope and stockpile stability, instrumentation and serve as resource for geomechanical information and analysis.   
  • Responsible for overall property slope management functions for pit slopes, stockpiles, and tailings
  • Manage and provide geotechnical project oversight and review relating to outside consultants, pit slope water control, structural geology, design slope angles and interfacing with mine design and planning
  • Manage and review slope stability data collection, analysis and remedial work including slope monitoring data processing, rock strength parameters, geologic structures, slope control blast designs, and slope angle reviews
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant slope stability and geotechnical information to mine and site personnel
  • Manage, conduct and communicate the results of inspections of pit walls, stockpiles, and site access roads
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe mining of mine reserves relating to slope monitoring, slope maintenance, slope and catch bench designs, blasting, geotechnical data acquisition and analyses
  • Develop, maintain and implement strategic plans to enhance the mine's slope stability program
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to geotechnical or mine slope stability efforts
  • Show understanding in the usage of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis, Mintec's MineSight (or equivalent)
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Mining, Geological, Geotechnical Engineering or related Engineering discipline
    • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Mining, Mining Engineering and Geotechnical applications in a hard rock open pit mine environment
    • Skilled at researching, analyzing and communicating information of considerable difficulty and develop appropriate conclusions and action plans
    • Skilled in managing Engineering projects related to a hard rock open pit setting
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience
    • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety
    • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards