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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Lineman (Line Electrician) - Morenci Water & Electric - Morenci, AZ


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Morenci, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Maintenance

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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.
A Line Electrician safely performs duties relating to the construction and maintenance of high and low voltage power transmission lines and related structures and system components.
  • Perform duties associated with the extension and cutback of power lines and various distribution service lines for the site, mine, mobile equipment and substations
  • Tasks may include but are not limited to test, frame, and set poles; string electric power lines, install cross arms and anchors, replaces switches, and circuit protection equipment, etc.
  • Perform power line and system preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshoot system faults on power distribution lines
  • Perform construction and maintenance of high or low voltage electric power lines and structures
  • May install and maintain:
    • Distribution transmissions systems including substations, substation equipment, single and banked transformers and services
    • General area lighting and perform maintenance of single and banked transformers and services
    • Secondary and primary customer metering 
  • Mentor or train other electrical workers and perform as a Fill-In Supervisor as needed
  • May perform groundman duties such as gathering materials, running equipment, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of an approved Lineman Apprentice program, OR
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Lineman, OR
  • Associate’s degree or Trade School Certification in a related field and two (2) years of experience in overhead and underground power distribution, construction, maintenance and repair
  • Valid State Driver’s License with the ability to obtain a CDL certification within 90 days of hire date
  • Knowledge of rubber gloving, sticking, and livewire maintenance
  • Must be proficient in lock out, tag out, try out (LOTOTO)
  • Ability to work out of a bucket for long periods of time
  • Adequate score on Companywide assessment test to demonstrate knowledge
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of overhead power distribution of electrical circuits and connected equipment, focusing on low and medium voltage; this includes the ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of NFPA-70E arc flash electrical safety standards