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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Production Support & Development Technician II - Technology Center - Safford, AZ


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Safford, AZ, United States 

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Scientific Services

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 close supervision, performs routine SX/EW and Leach testing functions.  Duties include but are not limited to data collection, sample collection and preparation; mine site support and assist in the development and optimization of site processes.

  • Collect data and samples, which may include traveling to mine sites
  • Prepare samples for analysis and run tests using appropriate established techniques and methods
  • Set-up of instruments and equipment
  • Responsible for performing inspections and audits, including but not limited to: work place inspections, safety related inspections, ISO audits and complete documentation as required
  • Operate mobile equipment, including but not limited to: forklifts, overhead crane, loaders, skid steers
  • Train and mentor other employees
  • May assist in maintaining laboratory/field instrumentation and equipment; diagnose problems, calibrate and retest as appropriate; ensure lab has appropriate supplies for operation
  • May compile, assign, track, ship and receive materials
  • May lead site audits and other site support projects as required
  • May be involved in project planning and execution of project(s)
  • May enter data into spreadsheets/databases
  • Follow and understand MSHA and OSHA rules and regulations, Environmental rules and regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work area instructions
  • Participate in safety and environmental activities
  • Use plant and laboratory equipment correctly at all times
  • Perform housekeeping and other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of direct lab experience, OR
  • Associates related degree, which includes six (6) months of related lab experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Knowledge of lab equipment, lab protocols and techniques appropriate to assigned areas
  • Ability to train others in particular area of lab/tasks