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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Hydromet SX Operator I - Safford, AZ


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Safford, AZ, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

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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.


Employee who under supervision safely performs duties and operates processing equipment in the operation of a solution-extraction plant at a skilled level.

  • Operate and monitor the different processes within the SX; these may include the following areas: PLS, SX circuit and electrolyte tank
  • Collect and run plant samples
  • Monitor the processes and make adjustments as needed
  • Adjust plant flows to include: cell flows, acid flows, dump flows, ext.
  • Perform pipeline, pump and motor, pond, rain gauge, dam, dam diversion and berm inspections
  • Completes minor maintenance activities as needed
  • May operate mobile equipment such as, forklifts and light-duty vehicles
  • Perform area housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of experience in Hydromet processing operations
  • Knowledge of Solution-extraction and leach flow sheets
  • Proper shut-down and start-up procedures of copper sulphate and tank house electrolyte transfer systems
  • Knowledge of Pipe lines and Valve systems