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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Quality Lab Analyst - Technology Center


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Tucson, AZ, United States 

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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.


Under minimal supervision, supervises, coordinates and oversees the Quality Program for the Technology Center.  Provides leadership and direction to the Quality Team and provides guidance and support to management. 

  • Oversees and leads the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 programs at the Technology Center
  • Directly supervises Quality Team members as well as guides the team of Lead Auditors from the different departments
  • Leads/directs special analytical projects which includes gathering input and suggesting and implementing alternative solutions, analyzing equipment possibilities for proper collection, establishing a collection, tests and SOP’s for new processes, and implementing new processes with mine site personnel, as well, as TC Management and Technicians
  • Review test strategies and partners with Lab Management in order to develop/establish Quality standards and best practices
  • Collaborates with personnel leading OSHAS and ISO 14001 programs
  • Coordinates/facilitates audits (both internally and externally) to ensure conformance with ISO standards
  • Supports other technical projects at the Technology Center
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five (5) years of related experience, including three (3) years of supervisory or lead experience
  • Demonstrated the use of statistical tools for process control
  • Good knowledge of key performance indicators
  • Ability to research and analyze data from various sources, draw relevant conclusions, share those conclusions with the customer and make appropriate changes based on the data
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, most frequently with people at the Manager, Chief and Sr level (Metallurgists, Geologists, Engineers) as well as Technicians
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Self-directed, leader with sound problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Ability to use various office software, including but not limited to MS Office
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time to Safford, Tucson, Morenci and other company sites as required