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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior NDT Technician - Chino, NM


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Silver City, NM, 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.
The goal of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Group is to achieve higher equipment availability and lower maintenance costs through predictive maintenance technologies.  This goal is realized by regularly scheduled monitoring of equipment with predictive technologies and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel, including but not limited to supervision, planning, engineering, and field personnel.
This position requires travel to other facilities and interaction with vendors, contractors and company personnel; any and all business must be conducted in a professional manner as a representative of Freeport-McMoRan.  This position requires a responsible, self-motivated person who is able to work efficiently with minimal supervision. This position requires working in confined spaces and tight corridors, as well as, working closely around moving, rotating, electrically energized, and elevated equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Monitor equipment ranging from the SX/EW, Smelter, Water System, Crushing/Conveying, Concentrator, Mine (Shovels, Drills, Haulage), Refining, Rod Plant, and outlying areas
  • Perform ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, eddy current, dye penetrant, magnetic particle data collection utilizing current technology (Olympus, Parker and other approved equipment)
  • Utilization of the current software to load, dump, and analyze ultrasonic route data, as well as build and update the associated data sets and databases (alarms, trends, etc.)
  • Report building/giving presentations utilizing various software programs, daily planning, including but not limited to Maintenance Plans and Maintenance orders utilizing the current CMMS
  • Learn various RCM/PdM technologies, primarily ultrasonic analysis and the associated software with future development into additional technologies
  • Support the RCM Program and its continual development; educate other personnel in any area of the RCM Program
  • Administer the collection and analysis of real-time data using various predictive technologies, develop advanced diagnostic tools, make recommendations to Maintenance, complete and submit work orders as necessary
  • Communicate effectively to provide, receive, and implement constructive feedback to support the mentoring program
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting utilizing, but not limited to, the following  technologies:
    • Phased Array Ultrasound
    • Eddy Current
    • Conventional Ultrasound
    • UT TOFD Method
    • Array Eddy Current
    • Magnetic Particle
    • Dye Penetrant
    • Other NDT Technologies 
    • Actively participate with Maintenance and Planning groups 
  • Perform additional duties as required 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of hands-on mechanical maintenance repair/rebuild experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:
    • A working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, electrically and mechanically
    • A working knowledge and understanding of basic prints and ability to read them
    • Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials
  • Ability to work in a team with high regard for safety and environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to policies
  • Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy straining, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Ability to work in very small compartments, elevated work areas, and hot equipment safely
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Possess Level I Ultrasound certification or obtain within one (1) year of hire date
  • Valid state driver’s license (or able to obtain one)
  • Satisfactory performance record (internal applicant)