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Title:  Operational Systems Analyst I

Requisition ID:  75843

Bagdad, AZ, US, 86321

Category:  Information Systems

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining 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 one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Under general supervision, provide support for operational and engineering applications and data systems.  Develop and maintain a strong familiarity with mining practices, processing practices and related technology systems, their functionality and limitations.  Design, coordinate and support system enhancements by working with vendors, application developers, engineers and operational users.  Assist with data-driven process improvement projects.
  • Support clients of operational applications by providing data for specific requests, resolving issues with system functionality and performance, and training clients in the proper use and features of these applications
  • Create reports using advanced querying and report-building standard tools and maintain existing reports to account for system changes or changes in client/operational requirements
  • Perform database administration tasks
  • Monitor and maintain system health of supported applications
  • Design and plan enhancements to current systems and coordinate the implementation of these plans with vendors, application owners and other involved parties
  • Develop and implement modifications for local/site specific applications to improve operational efficiency, seeking standard and third-party solutions where possible
  • Actively participate and promote Safety and Environmental programs, ensuring MIS policy compliance and site operational goals
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a mining-related Engineering discipline, including a basic understanding of database concepts and usage, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and six (6) years of experience in database administration, software troubleshooting, computer systems maintenance and application support including a basic understanding of database concepts and usage
  • Must be customer service-oriented and possess good organization and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written



  • Mining, mineral processing or metallurgical experience
  • Database Management System experience (Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Process Data Historian experience (Aspentech Infoplus.21, PI, etc.)
  • Mining Fleet Management systems or Dispatching systems experience


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work will be performed in an office, mine, outdoor 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
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, and climb stairs
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, 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 has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Prescott

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