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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Engineer - Mine Management Systems - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Engineering Services

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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 general guidance from the Chief Engineer for Operational Improvement, leads, plans, organizes, manages, and evaluates designated Engineering and technical projects in support of all Freeport-McMoRan mining operations.  Particular focus will be on Mine Management Systems (Modular Mining Dispatch) and mine technology projects.  This is a global position requiring extensive travel and extended periods working at various mine sites.
  • Drive development and implementation of best practices for Mine Management Systems to improve site productivity and reduce site costs while also facilitating global reporting
  • Mentor and direct the work of local Dispatch Engineers to optimize the function of their Mine Management System
  • Serve as Project Manager to implement and support Operational Improvement projects
  • Work with the Technology Center to manage the implementation of applicable technological changes and improvements at appropriate Freeport-McMoRan sites and monitor the progress of changes/improvements
  • Evaluate and manage contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field, OR
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with Mine Management software
  • Proficient in the use of Mine Management Software
  • Robust understanding of all mining processes including operations, maintenance and administration
  • Proficient in planning, scheduling, execution and follow-up
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel, and other business systems
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Knowledge of Project Management techniques and practices
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and vendors
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, direct and manage a diverse number of operational areas, projects and activities
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Skill in managing effective communication throughout all levels of the organization, both verbal and written
  • Must be able to travel extensively throughout Freeport-McMoRan