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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Chief Metallurgist


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Silver City, NM, United States 

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Scientific Services

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Job Duties:         Under limited supervision, plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site. Establish metallurgical performance targets for site. Supervise and develop metallurgical staff. Define metallurgical reporting targets. Report metallurgical or process issues/problems, complete data analysis and make recommendations to appropriate site management for correction or operational improvement opportunities. Supervise or may serve as technical expert on the most complex metallurgical testing. Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for metallurgical testing. 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. Contribute to the preparation of technical reports. Provide data analysis, economic evaluations and production forecasts. Supervise or review, investigate and troubleshoot forecasts and other operational data. Determine cause of production shortfalls and recommend solutions. Review, recommend and implement new or enhanced testing equipment or protocols. Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment. May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams.