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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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2020 Summer Internship - MIS - 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, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas.
Under general supervision, performs MIS related duties assigned per department. As such responsibilities are carried out; unscheduled and scheduled overtime may be required. Also may be required to work outside of normal working hours.
This MIS internship will be located at one of our Site operations. Below are samples of summer projects that interns will be assigned.

Operations Systems Analyst Tasks Include:

  • Provides support for operational and engineering applications and data systems
  • Assists with data-driven process improvement projects
  • Monitor and maintain system health of supported applications
  • Create reports using advanced querying and report-building tools
 Control Systems Analyst Tasks Include:
  • Provides technical support for designated plant control system (PCS) information technology
  • Supports the process control network (PCN), O/S patching/upgrades and security-related technologies within the PCS
  • Monitor and maintain system health of supported systems
  • Develops documentation of plant control system IT-related services  
Infrastructure Technician Analyst Tasks Include:
  • Sets up, delivers and installs PCs and peripheral equipment
  • Installs software and assists with routine user questions and problems
  • Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of PC or peripheral related issues
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of equipment. Performs other duties as required 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate MIS or Computer Technology discipline or closely related field; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in MIS, or Computer Technology or closely related field
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Possesses strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate our core values of honesty, fairness, respect, trust, and integrity