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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Chief Chemist - Ft. Madison, IA


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Job ID:

96683

Location:

Fort Madison, IA, United States 
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Job Views:

54

Posted:

08.06.2019
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Category Classification:

Scientific Services

Job Description:

Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.
 
We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.
 
Provide oversight and direction for lab research, analysis and experimentation on substances and samples in support of mining operations and new technologies.  Research and evaluate proper product and process development and application, and ensure optimization and improvement of analytical methodologies to develop processes and testing methodologies as needed for the organization. 
  • Coordinate and oversee multiple functions and contribute to analytical laboratory, including staffing, budgeting, purchasing, and customer support functions
  • Provide site leadership, including oversight for/management of Chemists and Senior Chemists, including equipment, processes, contract management, approving SOP's and safety training
  • Establish, organize and participate in training for uniformity of worldwide operations
  • Participate in Company sponsored steering teams such as Freeport-McMoRan Analytical Services Steering Team
  • Apply learning and experience worldwide, as needed
  • Supervise, or may serve as technical expert on, the most complex laboratory analyses to provide optimum analytical support of mining operations and technical advancements
  • Provide oversight for new analytical method development
  • Assess customer needs and provide guidance and direction for new developments and resources needed to achieve the desired goals
  • Provide advice and troubleshooting to mine sites as requested
  • Participate on problem solving teams with site Engineers and Metallurgists
  • Supervise, enhance, correct and monitor quality control, laboratory and analysis practices for the site
  • Report quality control/quality analysis issues to appropriate site management, making recommendations and providing guidance to site management for correction
  • Ensure QC/QA through oversight of regular review and make appropriate corrections or recommendations to assure quality data response to business units
  • 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
  • Actively participate in the selection, interview and hire of new employees in addition to mentoring and evaluating current employees
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or closely related field with a strong emphasis in Chemistry (such as Chemical Engineer or Biology) and seven (7) years of Chemistry or Chemical Laboratory experience in an area or areas relevant to the assignment, including lead or supervisory experience, OR
  • Master's degree in Chemistry or closely related field with a strong emphasis in Chemistry (such as Chemical Engineer or Biology) and five (5) years of Chemistry or Chemical Laboratory experience in an area or areas relevant to the assignment, including lead or supervisory experience
  • Experience in research lab operations
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex chemical, laboratory and quality assurance analyses
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex chemical, laboratory and quality assurance analyses
  • Expert in current methods of instrumental analysis and data transfer and databases
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Proven demonstration of leadership/management abilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards