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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Tribology Technician - CASC - Safford, AZ


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Safford, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: 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.


The goal of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Group is to achieve higher equipment availability and lower maintenance costs through predictive maintenance technologies. This goal is realized by regularly scheduled monitoring of equipment with predictive technologies and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel, including but not limited to supervision, planning, engineering and field personnel.


This position requires travel to other facilities and interaction with vendors, contractors and Company personnel; any and all business must be conducted in a professional manner as a representative of Freeport-McMoRan. This position requires a responsible, self-motivated person who is able to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

  • Monitor equipment ranging from the SX/EW, Smelter, Concentrator, Crushing/Conveying, Water System, Mine (Shovels, Drills, Haulage), Rod Plant, Refining, and outlying areas
  • Conduct oil analysis utilizing various laboratory instruments and associated software
  • Utilize current lab management software to load process and analyze oil sample data
  • Conduct data collection, analysis and reporting utilizing, but not limited to, the following equipment technologies: ICP-OES; FTIR; Viscometer; Particle Counter; Titration (TANT/TBN); Crackle Test; Digital Microscope; PQ Index
  • Report building/giving presentations utilizing various software programs, daily planning, including but not limited to Maintenance Plans and Maintenance orders utilizing the current CMMS
  • Support the RCM Program and its continual development; educate other personnel in any area of the RCM Program
  • Communicate effectively to provide, receive, and implement constructive feedback to support the mentoring program
  • Actively participate with Maintenance and Planning groups
  • Learn how various RCM/PdM technologies inter with lubrication data
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Seven (7) years of Journeyman level mechanical maintenance experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:
    • Working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, mechanically and electronically
    • Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials
  • Ability to work in a team with a high regard for safety and environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to policies
  • Effective written, verbal and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the Company
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Possess Level I Oil Analysis certification or obtain within one (1) year of hire date
  • Valid state driver’s license (or able to obtain one)
  • Satisfactory performance record (internal applicant)
  • Possess the ability to work with chemicals, solvents and gases