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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Process Automation Engineer I - Chino, NM


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Silver City, NM, United States 

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Engineering Services

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.- based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas 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 close supervision, maintain the performance of the plant control system (PCS) by identifying and reporting poor performing process areas and process automation components or platforms.
  • Identify and report poor performing processes by having process understanding of hydrometallurgy (leaching, solve extraction, and electro winning) and/or mineral processing (comminution, flotation, and solid/liquid separation)
  • Identify and report poor performing discrete, continuous or advanced control, controller equipment and software issues, and HMI problems
  • Identify and report faulty process instrumentation by having understanding of basic sensors and actuation
  • Identify and report issues with PCS communication and plant historians
  • Identify and report issues with alarm management by having understanding of alarm philosophy and alarm performance metrics
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline with no experience required