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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Geotechnical Engineer I - Chino, NM


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Job ID:

93594

Location:

Silver City, NM, United States 
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Job Views:

55

Posted:

11.10.2017
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Category Classification:

Energy and Power Jobs: Engineering

Job Description:

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 close supervision, provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering support related to design, construction, and operation of ore leach pads, tailings impoundments, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc. and serve as resource for Geotechnical information and analysis.
  • Support Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring and data collection
  • Support the operation Geotechnical data inventory effort
  • Support regular geotechnical inspections of active and inactive structures
  • Support construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for construction of tailings embankments, ore leach stockpiles, and/or Engineer-of-Record (EOR)’s QA activities as appropriate
  • Support or supervise drilling and Geotechnical instrumentation installation by contractors and EOR
  • Support the contract management and coordination with the EOR for ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc. to ensure regular review, tracking of all actions items, and to ensure compliance with recommendations of the EOR
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geotechnical information to operational management team and staff
  • Liaise with the FCX corporate Tailings & Crushed Leach Stewardship Team by tracking all recommendations, ensuring compliance with those recommendations, and regular reporting
  • Liaise with the FMMC corporate Tailings & Water Group to develop scopes of work as required
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe and Geotechnically stable construction and operation of ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc.
  • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program
  • Assist with the preparation of annual sustaining capital, operational budget and capital funding
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to Geotechnical efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience

  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Civil, Geologic, Geotechnical, or Hydrologic Engineering or a related field of Science or Engineering
  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical analysis 
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards