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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Closure Specialist - Reclamation Services - Tucson, AZ


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Oro Valley, AZ, United States 

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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, perform duties related to the safe closure of open mines, conducts detailed field surveys and additional responsibilities in support of the Historic Mine-Openings Safety Program (HMOSP).

  • Use GPS Instrumentation for conducting accurate field surveys, data collection and  verification
  • Perform the safe closure of historic mine-openings (adits, shafts and other abandoned mine features) using various technologies
  • Operate pickup trucks with trailers and other equipment such as a UTV
  • Drive/hike to remote locations over rough terrain and conduct labor intensive work
  • Complete construction and work site preparation
  • Recommends methods and procedures for conducting assigned surveys and closure activities
  • Communicate findings to Engineering and operational personnel
  • Perform minor maintenance and assist operations with support activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience with historic mine-openings closure activities OR one (1) year of experience in an industrial or large commercial work environment
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in construction and/or fabrication
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 90% of the time
  • Must have an unrestricted and valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to travel for three (3) week periods
  • Must be able to hike three to five (3-5) miles per day in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to carry loads over 50 lbs. in a backpack
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in training and during the normal course of completing assigned duties