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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Moly Process Operator Trainee - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ


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Green Valley, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

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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 direct supervision safely performs duties related to the receiving, processing, and transporting of molybdenum materials.
  • Responsible for transporting moly materials, which includes receiving materials from outside sources and other companies, unloading materials to proper areas, weighing materials, and feeding into system via hoppers over conveyor systems
  • Perform routine scrubber cleaning, lime scrubber cleaning on roasters, and descaling using a chipping gun
  • May operates mobile equipment such as skid-steer loaders, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and forklifts
  • May assist with the following:
    • Roaster operation which includes cleaning drop holes, arms, take-offs, and building floors
    • Leach process which includes cleaning, sampling, and changing filters
    • Duties related to annual overhaul of roaster which may include brickwork and replacing drive mechanism
    • Packaging of oxide and sulfide moly into drums, cans, bags, or briquettes
    • Clean-up of floatation area and changing filter cloths
  • Assist with, and perform utility area tasks throughout the plant to include the cleaning of roaster heaths, cleaning scrubbers, and performing area trash and scrap metal runs
  • Assist with and perform minor repairs in all areas of moly processing plant which may include changing belts and replacing valves
  • Perform area housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) months of experience in an industrial environment
  • Required to attend HAZMAT training and may be required to attend hydrogen sulfide gas training