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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Metallurgist


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Green Valley, AZ, United States 

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Scientific Services

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Job Duties:         Under general supervision, provide technical knowledge and guidance in metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site. Conduct, plan and assist with metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures including a variety of ore grinding mill types, sulfide flotation, crushing, grinding, thickening, filtering, pumping and dewatering processes at assigned site. Serve as technical professional on complex metallurgical testing including hydrometallurgical process modeling and simulation experience using advanced excel and Metism, JKSimMet, or other modeling software. Report metallurgical or process issues and make recommendations to Chief Metallurgist on how to resolve/correct the issues. Review and recommend new or enhanced metallurgical testing equipment or protocols. Contribute to the improvement of metallurgical process. Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment. 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 local, state, and federal regulations. May contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for metallurgical testing. May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams. Perform other duties as requested.