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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Mechanical Engineer II - Miami, AZ


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Miami, 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, provides technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned Mechanical Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost. 
  • Participates as a team member to review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Contributes to Mechanical Engineering design plans and requirements
  • Serves as Project Manager or Technical Advisor, on small-to-medium site Engineering projects, which may include the development of new or modification to existing systems and processes
  • Responsibilities include project development, budgeting, appropriation request (AR) preparation, contract management, electrical engineering, purchasing, construction, cost controls, quality controls, implementation, and start up
  • Develops Mechanical Engineering projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve site safety, efficiencies, cost controls, quality controls and protection of the environment
  • Participates with Operations and Maintenance departments and other Engineering staff in problem solving efforts to improve safety, efficiencies, cost controls and protection of the environment
  • Provides technical and Mechanical Engineering support to assigned groups/departments at site
  • Assists Operations and Maintenance departments with the implementation of new technology
  • Coordinates project activities with Operations and Maintenance departments to facilitate project completion
  • Ensures appropriate documentation for assigned projects are prepared and reviews documentation for accuracy
  • Responsible for ensuring successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budget time and cost constraints
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mechanical Engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing