Laboratory Technician I - Process Development - Safford, AZ
Freeport-McMoRan 21 reviews - Safford, AZ

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. 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.

Under close supervision, performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analytical tasks at assigned site.

May collect samples which could include collection from rail cars or trucks in some locations

Prepare samples for analysis using established tests and techniques

Assists with/performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analysis and reporting

Maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment

Perform other duties as required


Demonstrated knowledge of math, chemistry and/or computer skills appropriate to the assignment

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

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

Preferred Qualifications (e)

High School diploma or GED

Completion of college level chemistry and/or other related science courses is a plus

Experience working in a chemical laboratory is a plus

Experience with mathematic and/or numbers based tasks

Experience with chemical sample preparation and/or analysis

Ability to follow detailed, technical instructions

Experience with tedious or repetitive motions or tasks

Strong organizational and documentation skills

Strong proficiency using MS Excel to develop and maintain spreadsheets, reports, and other documentation

LIMS experience is a plus


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 40 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 and Gold promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

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


Scientific Services

Primary Location

US-AZ-Safford 2 (PTC)



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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...