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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Sr Process Plant Automation Technician - Safford, AZ


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Safford, 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 minimal supervision, provides technical knowledge and guidance for designated interface groups.  Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and reliability of industrial control systems and equipment.
  • Interfaces between staff Engineers, external technical representatives, operations, and maintenance personnel
  • Experience with control system maintenance and associated project development/implementation
  • Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and reliability of industrial control equipment (i.e. instrumentation, industrial communications, DCS, HMI, PLC, PC interface, and third party equipment)
  • Actively participates in safety and environmental programs and other programs determined by management
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of an approved electrical/instrumentation certification program and one (1) year of experience in electrical/instrumentation repair and maintenance in an industrial setting, OR
  • Minimum of five (5) years of electrical/instrumentation repair and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Experience in SCADA, HMI/PLC or DCS based control systems
  • Strong technical knowledge in communication, interfaces and protocols
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime as business needs dictate
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job at the time of the job offer with or without reasonable accommodations