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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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2020 Summer Internship - Geotechnical & Water Resource - Civil Engineering - Multi Location


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum.

Freeport-McMoRan’s internship program has been referred to as one of the top programs in the mining industry. By providing access to top minds and technology in mining today, our structured internship will provide you the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career. Our internship program is tailored to full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university and recent graduates in North America. Internships are temporary full-time paid positions and typically run from May through August.
Qualified candidates may be selected for available internship opportunities in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas. 
  • A foreign national may be considered for H1B visa sponsorship upon completion of one (1) year of service with consistently exceeded performance.
  • A foreign national may be considered for employment-based permanent residency sponsorship upon completion of (3) years of service with consistently exceeded performance expectations.
Under close supervision, the Geotechnical (Civil) Engineer Intern applies the sciences of soil mechanics, hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, slope stability analysis, and related disciplines to assist with completing technical functions and/or projects related to safe and efficient tailings storage facilities (TSFs), agglomerated heap leach pads (HLPs), and/or water dams.
  • Assist with TSF, HLP and/or water dam related maintenance or planning projects
  • Monitor geotechnical instruments to collect and analyze associated data
  • Support field investigation program drilling, Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT), etc.
  • Generate cross section with pore pressures or other relevant data
  • Perform field inspections of slopes and operating conditions
  • Create and maintain reports
  • Support field data collection and verification for water management
  • Support water balance modeling tasks
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Civil Engineering discipline or related Engineering field; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering field
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate company’s core values of safety, honesty, fairness, respect, trust, and integrity