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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Manager Metallurgy & Strategic Planning


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Scientific Services

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The key aspect of this role is to add value to FCX stockholders by identifying opportunities to improve the metallurgical performance of future processing plants through Strategic Planning with emphasis on: Developing new process flowsheets for expansions taking into account long range forecasts; Identifying metallurgical testwork to support flowsheet development; Taking advantage of technology development to improve project economics; Leveraging relationships with supplier and metallurgical organizations to obtain cost and schedule benefits for project work. Develop production (including appropriate financial) forecasts to enable economic trade-offs to be conducted. Strategic Planning including: Project identification and formulation; Gaining approval for new projects from stakeholders; Identifying resources to assist with project execution. Project Execution including: Management of internal and external resources; Accountability for achieving project schedule and cost outcomes; Regularly communicating project status and outcomes to stakeholders. Other tasks: Preparation of annual budgets and resourcing plans; Recruitment of new personnel for team; Supporting 10k reserve estimation by providing metallurgical recoveries for various orebodies; Preparation and presentation of update material to FCX executive management and external business partners; Preparation and presentation of technical materials for patents and conferences; Maintaining and expanding a network of contacts in the industry focused on metallurgy and mineral processing. Perform other duties as required. Approximately 3 weeks of travel per quarter to jobsites.