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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Driller I - Safford Mine - Safford, AZ


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Safford, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

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.
Performs duties related to the operation of diesel and electric drills at a skilled level.
  • Responsible for drilling quality primary blast holes, drilling to proper depth and proper collaring of drill holes
  • Operates manual drills requiring monitoring manual gauges and manual operation and/or automated drill requiring use on online GPS system and monitoring of computer screens
  • Manually measures drill holes after drilling, drills secondary blast holes as needed, moves and positions power cables when operating drill around shovels
  • Identify and report any mechanical issues on drill steels, change bits and stabilizers and assist mechanics with pipe changes.
  • Communicates and interacts with blasting crew to properly clear drill for blasting
  • May be required to operate other pieces of mobile equipment as necessary for business needs
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of mobile equipment operating experience