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Title:  Control Systems Analyst I

Requisition ID:  108103

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

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 IT infrastructure support for industrial automation and control systems.  Develop and maintain a strong familiarity with industrial automation and control systems, as well as supporting IT infrastructure including standardized practices, system interactions/dependencies, related technology systems, their functionality and limitations.  Design, coordinate and support system maintenance and enhancements by working with Process Control personnel, Engineers and Operational users.


  • Administration and support of industrial automation and control systems servers, workstations and associated IT hardware including process control Active Directory domain and security services
  • Administration and support of daily systems backups, anti-virus updates and operating system patching
  • Administration and support of industrial automation and control systems network infrastructure to include Ethernet communications and associated network hardware, fiber optic and UTP infrastructure
  • Interface and coordinate system maintenance and support activities with Process Control personnel
  • Plan, develop and implement procedures and facilitate upgrades to system software and hardware
  • Engage with Process Control and Plant Engineering staff on industrial automation and control system modifications, enhancements and expansions to ensure IT infrastructure alignment with corporate standards
  • Actively participate and promote Safety and Environmental programs, ensure MIS policy compliance and site operational goals
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or an Engineering discipline, OR
  • Associates degree in Information Systems or related discipline and four (4) years of experience in any combination of Industrial Automation and Control Systems, IT LAN Administration, Software Troubleshooting, Computer Systems Maintenance and Application Support, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and six (6) years of experience in any combination of Industrial Automation and Control Systems, IT LAN Administration, Software Troubleshooting, Computer Systems Maintenance and Application Support
  • Basic understanding of LAN Administration functions to include server hardware/virtualization, backups, patching, and anti-virus or industrial automation systems to include PLCs, HMIs or DCS
  • Must be customer service-oriented and possess good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written




  • IT LAN Administration or Industrial Automation and Control System experience
  • LAN Administration experience (Microsoft Windows, Backup Exec or other backup software, OS patching, etc.)
  • Industrial Automation and Control Systems experience (DCS, PLC, SCADA, RTU, etc.)
  • Process Data Historian experience (AspenTech Infoplus.21, OSISoft PI, etc.)
  • Cisco networking 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, climb stairs, talk, hear and see
  • 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

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.

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