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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Water Treatment Operator I - Sierrita, AZ


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Oro Valley, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

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 supervision performs duties related to the safe operation of a water treatment process and/or facility at a skilled level.
  • Take and test water samples at various sampling locations to monitor water treatment process and different chemical levels therein; make adjustments as needed
  • Inspect and monitor well pumps, booster pumps, water storage tanks and other machinery and processes of the Water Treatment System
  • Record and document operation of plant during assigned shift in log books, electronically and/or on forms; calculate and record water production and chemical usage
  • Maintain chemical inventory for water treatment process
  • Maintain elevations on all water pools
  • May operate a sludge densification plant: run clarifiers, monitoring neutralization tanks, adding chemicals as needed
  • May calibrate pH and turbidity instruments
  • Operate computer and/or manual controlled equipment starts and stops
  • Ensure proper operations of automated pumps and motors
  • Operate manual pumps, motors and valves
  • May operate sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid and (possibly) chlorine gas monitoring and safety equipment
  • Adjust the flow of water and chemicals through the plant as needed
  • Communicate equipment deficiencies to maintenance department
  • May assist with, or perform emergency repair and maintenance of treatment equipment, pumps, motors, sensing devices, instrumentation, and other equipment
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of experience in Water Treatment Plant operations, Water Distribution Systems and related equipment
  • May be required to attend training and obtain a water treatment or related licenses for the state in which the site is located
  • Knowledge of proper emergency notification procedures
  • Knowledge of pH and turbidity and calibrating pH and turbidity instruments
  • Knowledge of chemicals associated with water treatment process, depending on site location these may include: lime, sulphuric acid, polymer, etc.