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Title:  Mine Operations Technician - Mine Operations

Requisition ID:  27623
Location: 

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category:  Operations
Description: 

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.

Description

Highly skilled employee who provides on-going support for completion of daily production/operation plan by assisting area supervisors.  Perform as safety contact and execute safety audits, investigations and resolve safety issues/concerns through collaboration with site's Safety Department. 
 
  • Support site objective through the performance of a variety of roles to develop broad understanding of processes, procedures, and initiatives (e.g. Fill-in Supervisor, Dispatcher, Equipment Operator, Repair Employee)
  • Assist in completion of production plans with direction from the area Supervisor; coordinate and plan/implement equipment movement
  • Participate in a variety of audits (e.g. dump, roads, porta johns, van, safety, environmental, etc.)
  • Provide feedback to department supervision and training on proper procedures to equipment operators (e.g. equipment operation, safety procedures)
  • Responsible for movement/transport of reassigned employees to new equipment during the shift, and relocating equipment during shift
  • May be responsible for the delivery of essential items throughout the shift to employees at their equipment (e.g. paper towel, water, window cleaner, etc.)
  • Responsible for occasional operation of mobile equipment (e.g. drills, shovels, dozers, haul trucks, small mobile equipment, etc.)
  • Investigate all Health and Safety (H&S) events/tire issues within operational area, coordinate findings with the Health and Safety department, provide summary reports, enter Health and Safety incidents in H&S Management system, and maintain electronic filing system of prior safety incidents
  • Initiate post-accident testing in coordination with Field Supervisor
  • Transport employees to medical facility for injuries and illnesses and other situations requiring visits to the medical facilities (e.g. hearing, eye exam)
  • Perform as Relief or Fill-in Supervisor/Dispatcher when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or lead experience
  • Additional certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required
  • Knowledge of operational area, policies, processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques
  • Skilled in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods and procedures needed to complete projects
  • Skilled in effective communication, both verbally and written
  • Highly skilled in the operation of heavy mobile equipment (drills, shovels, haul trucks, dozer)
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED

Criteria/Conditions

  • 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 is in a 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, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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 allowed by 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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