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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Superintendent Mine - Morenci, AZ


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Morenci, AZ, United States 

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Operations and Maintenance

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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 limited supervision, plans, organizes, manages and evaluates assigned operations, including but not limited to: daily production, product quality, environmental management, safety, or maintenance.
  • Establishes tactical and strategic goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Directs Supervisors and other staff in daily operations. Inspects daily operations and projects in progress and upon completion to assure quality of work. Provides administrative and technical direction to staff; interprets policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees and recommends the selection of key staff. Participates in the selection of staff.
  • Works with employees to correct deficiencies. Implements disciplinary procedures and recommends terminations. Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary.
  • Forecasts necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies, and capital improvement projects. Submits budget recommendations and justifications; monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Develops, plans, and coordinates the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities, which may include project management, cost estimates and program development. Coordinates work with other units and site departments.
  • Provides information and resources to site officials and other departments.
  • Reviews Capital Improvement Plans and makes recommendations. Evaluates infrastructure, facilities and operating systems for needed maintenance and repair.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Coordinates the activities of consultants and contractors.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or management experience, OR
  • Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or management experience
  • Additional certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required
  • Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, direct and manage a diverse number of operational areas, projects and activities
  • Skilled in preparing, defending, monitoring and administering budgets
  • 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