2011 Summer Intern - Project Mgmt-Civil/Mechanical Engineering-El Paso
Freeport-McMoRan - El Paso, TX

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Our summer intern program is tailored to individuals who are currently enrolled in mining-related degrees as full-time students at an accredited, four-year college or university in North America. Internships typically run from mid-May to mid-August. Freeport-McMoRan's intern program has been called one of the top intern programs in the mining industry. By providing a structured program and access to the top minds and technology in mining today, your internship will equip you with the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career.

The successful candidate will perform project work that will consist of field work and data collection and analysis.

Assist in coordinating mechanical and other engineering projects to include developing a scope of work, generating cost estimate and preparing a project information package.

Assist in evaluating current systems and processes and implement optimizations to improve efficiencies.

Project work including project development, budgeting, engineering, purchasing, construction, cost control, quality controls and implementation.

Develop engineering projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve safety efficiencies, cost controls and protection of the environment.

Promote, and initiate positive employee relations designed to facilitate teamwork and job satisfaction through participation.

Participate with operating and maintenance departments in problem solving efforts to improve safety, efficiencies, cost controls, and protection of the environment.

Assist maintenance departments in the implementation of new technology.

Other duties may be assigned.


Full time college student at the sophomore or above grade level.

Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university studying Civil or Mechanical Engineering or closely related area.

Knowledge of the basic principles and methods used in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions.

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

Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


(specific background and skills)

Work is in a 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, climb stairs and ladders, demonstrate manual dexterity, and work on elevated platforms.

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 outdoor, manufacturing or 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 promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.

Freeport-McMoRan 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...