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Title:  Process Automation Technician II

Requisition ID:  126781

Claypool, AZ, US, 85532

Category:  Engineering Services
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. Apply Today!     


Where You Will Work   

Our Miami smelter and rod plant is nestled just 90 miles east of Phoenix. The smelter processes copper concentrate primarily from our company’s Arizona copper mines and is the most significant source of sulphuric acid for our North American leaching operations. Arizona’s Globe-Miami historic mining district offers natural beauty and a rich mining heritage. The Tri-Town of Globe, Claypool and Miami offers convenient shopping locales, including Walmart, Safeway, Fry’s and other local stores. Here, our employees and their families can connect with the outdoors and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere.  Visit to learn more.  


Work with limited supervision to provide technical knowledge and guidance assisting with maintenance and repair of automation systems and associated circuitry. Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and programming of industrial automation systems and equipment.

  • Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and programming of industrial automation equipment (i.e. instrumentation, industrial communications, DCS, HMI, PLC, PC interface, and third party equipment).
  • Interface with staff engineers, external technical representatives, operations, and maintenance personnel. Provide automation system maintenance, electrical/instrumentation assistance, and associated programming for support.
  • Run and optimize the process. Input samples into the automated process lines and troubleshoot to identify problems and fix them as required.
  • Ensures assay quality by calibration and maintenance of automated equipment
  • Actively participates in safety and environmental programs and other programs determined by management.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of an approved certified electronics, electrical and/or instrumentation program or minimum of four (4) years of experience in electrical and/or instrumentation repair and maintenance
  • Strong technical knowledge in communication, interfaces and protocols
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Must have completed academic and practical competencies required (this includes Line of Progression requirements for internal employees where LOP Exists) and have experience demonstrating the required aptitude. The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills while also passing a written assessment where required. This exam is based on skills/abilities and/or academic knowledge; as well as safety.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capable of specifying instrumentation and components for projects
  • Familiar with advanced instrumentation methods, e.g. PSM, PERI, Metso Visio products…
  • Commissioning of modern motor control
  • Project design and creation of PCS (process control systems)/ HMI projects
  • Creates/modifies advanced graphical objects
  •  Modification/troubleshooting of Process Control narratives
  • Familiar/ knowledge of advanced loops such as cascade and feed forward
  • Valid Driver's license

What We Offer You 

The estimated pay range for this role is currently $31.00 - $42.50/hour. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process. Click here to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role.  

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits  
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance  
  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match  
  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave  
  • Tuition assistance  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle  
  • Internal progression opportunities  
  • Learn more about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!  


 What We Require   

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.  
  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.  
  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.  
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.  


 Equal Opportunity Employer  


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