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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Surveyor - Morenci, AZ


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Morenci, 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 supervision plans, oversees and/or performs detailed field surveys in support of site operations.
  • Plans, organizes and evaluates surveying at assigned site
  • Performs complex site surveys and oversees the activities of field survey crews in performing site surveys
  • Maintains accurate notes, records and sketches to describe and certify work performed
  • Updates conventional and electronic (GIS) files
  • Researches previous survey evidence, maps, physical evidence and other records
  • Determines methods and procedures for conducting assigned surveys
  • Reviews and recommends new or enhanced surveying equipment or protocols
  • Prepares and presents findings to engineering and operational personnel
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced training or education in surveying, mapping or a related field
  • Three (3) years of surveying experience relevant to assignment
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex land surveys, including GIS/GPS mapping techniques
  • Knowledge of and skilled in the use of a variety of specialized equipment, tools and apparatus used in performing surveys (e.g. stadia rods, lasers, GIS/GPS units)
  • Knowledge of surveying mathematics, field procedures, and operations
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards