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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Superintendent Operational Improvement - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Maintenance

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.


Under limited supervision act as the subject matter expert (SME) in the organization, management and evaluation of assigned areas with the goal of achieving higher equipment availability and lowering maintenance costs. Assists in operator education and the development of advanced diagnostic tools.

  • Establish tactical and strategic goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned functional area within the business
  • Coordinate with site staff and corporate teams in the inspection of assigned functional area operations and project progress
  • Provide administrative and technical direction to staff; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies
  • Work with functional areas to correct deficiencies
  • Forecast necessary funds for operational improvement projects including staff, materials and supplies
  • Submit budget recommendations and justifications; monitor and control expenditures
  • Develop, plan and coordinate assigned projects and responsibilities, which may include project management, estimating and program development; coordinate work with other units and site departments
  • Provide information and resources to site officials and other departments
  • Review Capital Improvement Plans and make recommendations
  • Evaluate infrastructure, facilities and operating systems for needed maintenance and repair
  • Coordinate the activities of Innovation Engineers and Consultants
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of related operational or maintenance experience, including supervisory or management experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledge of the processes, costs, schedules, constraints and deliverables of the global company to improve safety, process efficiencies, production rates, cost controls and protection of the environment
  • Knowledge of the equipment and associated SOPs at a site level
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Expert in conduction Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Expert industry knowledge of mining and processing, familiarity with mining terminology and credibility with the field
  • Expert experience developing and delivering training and document writing
  • Proficient computer skills in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Expert leadership and interpersonal skills