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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Metallurgist


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Morenci, AZ, United States 

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Operations and Maintenance

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Job Duties:          Under general supervision, provide technical expertise, guidance and leadership in metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site. Conduct, plan and assist with metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures including a variety of heap leaching, mineralogy, solution extraction, solution balance, electrowinning, and cathode quality at assigned site. Serve as technical expert on complex metallurgical testing including hydrometallurgical process and leach modeling using advanced excel and other modeling software. Report metallurgical or process issues and make recommendations to Chief Metallurgist on how to resolve/correct the issues. Review and recommend new or enhanced metallurgical testing equipment or protocols. Contribute to the improvement of metallurgical process. Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment. Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations. Maintain current working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations. May contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for metallurgical testing. May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams.