Operations Technician - Leaching - Morenci, AZ
Freeport-McMoRan - Morenci, AZ

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets on four continents, with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. As a core value, we pledge to continuously improve in meeting our commitment to work in the most safe, inclusive, environmentally and socially responsible manner practicable. Safety and health initiatives, both on and off the job, are a critically important investment in our employees.

We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals seeking a challenging, exciting and rewarding work environment for a company that supplies the world with metals that will sustain and expand economies and build infrastructure in developing nations. A world of opportunities is available to individuals who share in our commitments.

Highly skilled employee who provides on-going support for completion of daily production/operation plan by assisting area supervisors. Perform as safety contact and execute safety audits, investigations and resolve safety issues/concerns through collaboration with site's Safety Department.

Support site objective through the performance of a variety of roles to develop broad understanding of processes, procedures, and initiatives (e.g. fill in supervisor, dispatcher, equipment operator, repair person). Assist in completion of production plans with direction from the area supervisor, coordinate and plan/implement equipment movement

Participate in a variety of audits (e.g. dump, roads, porta johns, van, safety, environmental) Provide feedback to department supervision and training on proper procedures to equipment operators (e.g. equipment operation, safety procedures)

Responsible for movement/transport of reassigned employees to new equipment during the shift, and relocating equipment during shift. May be responsible for the delivery of essential items throughout the shift to employees at their equipment (e.g. paper towel, water, window cleaner, etc)

Responsible for occasional operation of mobile equipment (e.g. drills, shovels, dozers, haul trucks, small mobile equipment, etc)

Investigate all Health and Safety events/tire issues within operational area, coordinate findings with the Health and Safety department, provide summary reports, enter Health and Safety incidents in H&S Management system, and maintain electronic filing system of prior safety incidents

Initiate post-accident testing in coordination with Field Supervisor. Transport employees to medical facility for injuries and illnesses and other situations requiring visits to the medical facilities (e.g. hearing, eye exam)

Perform as relief or fill-in supervisor/dispatcher when needed

Perform other duties as assigned


Three (3) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or lead experience

Additional certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required.

Knowledge of operational area, policies, processes and procedures

Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques

Skilled in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods and procedures needed to complete projects

Skilled in effective, both verbally and written

Highly skilled in the operation of heavy mobile equipment (drills, shovels, haul trucks, dozer)

Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Preferred Qualifications (e)

High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by advanced leadership training or education up to or including a Bachelor's degree in a closely related area


This is a Safety Sensitive Position

Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see

Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday

Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer



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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) digs its profits from copper and precious metal mines around the world. In 2011 FCX's proven...