Freeport-McMoRan, is an international company, located in the United States that is dedicated to the extraction of natural resources that drive global growth, with approximately 36,000 employees, we have a dynamic portfolio of operational projects, expansion and growth in the copper industry covering four continents, we are also the main producers of molybdenum and we stand out as producers of gold, oil and gas.  In Chile and Peru, Freeport-McMoRan operates two copper mines and produces derivatives of molybdenum, gold and silver concentrates.  Help us boost our success by becoming part of our talented and motivated team. Whether you are a Geologist, drill mechanic, recent graduate or have experience in the industry, when you join Freeport-McMoRan you will be an important contribution. At the heart of our success you will find a team of dedicated and high quality employees. As a Company, we have built our reputation by focusing on our employees.  We have assets, talent and financial strength so you can develop a rewarding career. Analyze the information noted below about our sites to learn more about what is at the heart of our Company and what opportunities are available.



Corporate Offices in Chile

Our new office in Santiago has approximately 100 Administrative Support Employees for our  South America Operations in the areas Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Communications, Comptroller and Global Supply Chain. Our team assists the South America Operations and supervises the relations with National Authorities and other organizations located in Chilean Capital. The Corporate Office also represents the Freeport-McMoRan brand in the country and recently launches the Freeport-McMoRan Chile foundation to channel assistance to the nearby communities. The administration of the Foundation is managed trough our Corporate Offices.



Copper Mine
Region of Antofagasta, Chile 

Find out about what opportunities are available at our El Abra open-pit mining complex, located 75.6 Kilometers North of Calama in Chile. The mining operations in El Abra include extraction / electrodeposition solutions, a leachate circuit of 125,000 metric tons per day and leachate operations as it leaves the mine. In operation since 1996, El Abra has a very promising future. We continue to carry out pre-feasibility studies so that a large scale crushing operation can process additional sulfur materials.  In recent years, the analyzed results  in El Abra indicate the existence of a significant sulfur resource, which could possibly support the large scale crusher project.



Copper and Molybdenum Mining Complex 
Arequipa, Peru Complex 

Cerro Verde is an open-pit Copper and Molybdenum mining complex that has been in operation since 1976. It is located 20 miles Southwest of Arequipa Peru. Currently, Cerro Verde consists of an open pit mine; a concentrator of 120,000 metric tons per day and leaching facilities for extraction / electrodeposition of solutions. The copper production of leaching is obtained from leachate facilities of 39,000 metric tons per day an from a leaching system as it leaves the mine.  We are in a large scale expansion process that will triple the concentrator's capacity to 360,000 metric tons per day, providing a gradual increase in annual production of 600 million pounds of copper and 15 million pounds of Molybdenum as of 2016. In addition, activities are being carried out in a wastewater treatment plant for the city of Arequipa, which will be used to complement the existing water sources and thus support the expansion of the concentrate.  Freeport-McMoRan has a 53.56% stake at Cerro Verde. SMM Cerro Verde Netherlands B.V. is a subsidiary of Sumimoto Metal Mining and has 21% stake and the Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., with 19.58%. The remaining 5.86% are held by other shareholders, whose shares are listed on the Lima Stock Exchange.

Eugenia Castillo


"El Abra is a Company that has provided me with many opportunities and professional challenges. This year we have new production objectives and I will work so that we can be successful, especially in productive and safety goals."

Cristián Sanhueza

Accounts Payable Assistant

"I like working for Freeport because I am part of a solid team and have faced the challenges that have been imposed on us and we are committed to our objectives."

Jimmy Zarauz Valencia

Head Construction Hydro Mine Administration

"Freeport is committed to people and we are constantly being updated, which represents an incentive to do things better. The challenges and opportunities within the Company have consolidated me more as a person and as a professional."