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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Engineering Technician - Slope Stability Technician - Miami, AZ


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Job ID:

93794

Location:

Miami, AZ, United States 
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80

Posted:

03.12.2017
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Category Classification:

Operations and Maintenance

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 general supervision, work with other Technicians at mine site to obtain and deliver consistent and accurate samples to the assay laboratory in a timely manner. Assembles data and assists with problem-solving requiring basic theories and Engineering fundamentals
  • Identify which drill holes require sampling from the Drill Pattern
  • Must work closely and coordinate work schedule with dispatch and/or drilling and blasting
  • Obtain representative samples following the appropriate SOP's
  • Ensure that samples are obtained from equally spaced locations within the drill hole, that the minimum sample weight is obtained, that samples are correctly labeled, etc.
  • Assist with quality control; for those sample locations that are identified as locations for duplicate samples, repeat the sampling process on the same blast hole
  • Ensure that the duplicate samples are correctly labeled and that both the original and the duplicate are identified accordingly for laboratory staff.
  • Transport and deliver all samples to the assay laboratory, in a timely manner.
  • May perform entry level analytical laboratory tasks to prepare samples for analysis, or assist with routine chemical analysis and reporting tasks
  • May provide technical support to ore control and surveying staff, as required
  • Responsible for verifying that equipment is functional and operating properly
  • Ensure that all sampling equipment is cleaned after each sample has been taken
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in an Engineering or technical area relevant to the assignment
  • Knowledge of specialized equipment, methods and techniques appropriate to assignment, including GIS/GPS mapping techniques
  • Skill in safely using, maintaining and repairing specialized equipment to complete assigned projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing