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Title:  Engineering Technician Trainee

Requisition ID:  123589

Bagdad, AZ, US, 86321

Category:  Engineering Services
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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 direct supervision, work with Sampler Technicians at mine site to obtain and deliver consistent and accurate samples to the assay laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Assists in identifying which drill holes require sampling from the Drill Pattern
  • Must work closely and coordinate work schedule with dispatch and/or drilling and blasting
  • Assists in obtaining representative samples following the appropriate SOP's
  • Ensures that samples are obtained from equally spaced locations within the drill hole, the minimum sample weight is obtained, samples are correctly labeled, and the correct paperwork and computer work has been completed
  • Assists with quality control; for those sample locations that are identified as locations for duplicate samples, repeats the sampling process on the same blast hole
  • Ensures that the duplicate samples are correctly labeled and that both the original and the duplicate are identified accordingly for laboratory staff
  • Transports and delivers all samples to the correct location for shipping to the assay laboratory, in a timely manner
  • Marks material zones (ore/waste/leach) with flags in the field as required
  • Responsible for verifying that equipment is functional and operating properly
  • Ensures that all sampling equipment is cleaned after each sample has been taken
  • Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • No experience is required
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of site processes, equipment and infrastructure
  • Able to use a variety of computer software applications, especially Microsoft Office


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience in an area or areas relevant to the assignment
  • Soil or rock sampling experience
  • Experience operating mobile equipment
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Ability to lift/handle/load/stack up to fifty (50) approximately twenty (20)-pound sample bags each shift
  • Operation of hand/power tools
  • Experience performing equipment and work place safety inspections
  • Ability to work outdoors and in ambient weather conditions
  • Basic computer skills
  • Well organized and self-motivated

  • Abilityto understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-relatedinstructions and procedures given in English
  • Abilityto communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures,and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • A valid driver's license is required for this job
  • Work is in an outdoor, 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, talk, hear and see
  • The work requires the ability to lift moderately heavy to heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds and perform other similar actions frequently during the course of the workday
  • 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 as per applicable State Laws

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated pay range for this role is currently $16.50-$22.50/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.


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Prescott

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