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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Tailings Dam Operator Trainee - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ


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Green Valley, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

Job Description:

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.
Performs duties related to the operation and maintenance of tailings compoundments. 
  • May assist with and perform minor repairs on valves, spickets and pressure systems
  • May assist with and perform drain valve replacements and plugging and patching leaks
  • Responsible for having knowledge of mantling and dismantling spickets on tailing lines
  • Responsible for having knowledge of proper lock-out procedures of tailings line to perform valve replacements
  • Responsible for having knowledge of procedures for controlling pressure of slurry into tailings dam and changing pressure on main tailings line 
  • May assist with and perform routine inspections of dams and complete required documentation
  • Responsible for having knowledge of algae pond process which includes monitoring and setting flow rates into correct lines
  • May communicate with thickener operator on flows to tailings dam
  • Responsible for learning the monitoring system on tailings line and may assist in performing adjustments as necessary
  • May operate mobile equipment such as bulldozers, loaders, water trucks, motor graders, boom trucks, dump trucks, light duty vehicles, fusion machines, forklifts, and utilize hand and power tools
  • May assist with maintenance activities
  • Perform area housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) months of experience in an industrial environment