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Title:  Senior Environmental Scientist

Requisition ID:  51003
Location: 

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category:  Environmental
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

Under general supervision, provides engineering technical expertise, guidance and leadership for Environmental projects and programs at assigned site.

 

  • Determine and assess environmental risk and develops regulatory documentation of results
  • Perform site inspections and recommend appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations
  • Review and develop appropriate recommendations regarding planned expansion, modification or closure of facilities which affect environmental discharges, emissions, and hazardous materials
  • Serve as Project Manager or technical expert on large/complex environmental projects such as compliance, remediation, or reclamation
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for environmental systems and issues
  • Maintain current working knowledge of Federal, State and local environmental and occupational health regulations such as RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, SARA, Clean Air and Water Acts
  • Provide leadership to less experienced engineers and technicians
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Earth Science or related Natural Science (such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Forestry, Agriculture, Meteorology, Environmental/Natural Resource Management), or Mathematics/Computer Science including Accounting and Finance, or Business Management, or other Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of related experience, OR
  • Master's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience
  • Additional certification or licensure appropriate to the job may be required or preferred (US examples include: HAZWOPER, Method 9, DOT, EMS, Auditor, Asbestos, Water Treatment Operator, CHMM)
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance, permitting, incident investigating and reporting protocols
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skilled in managing large/complex environmental projects
  • Ability to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Able to analyze a wide range of soil, water and air samples to recognize potential environmental hazards
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing  

Preferred

  • Strong Leadership Skills including safe work practices and project management
  • Experience managing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs (SWPPP), Multi-Sector General Permits (MSGP), Storm water best management practices (BMP's), ground and surface water sampling and analysis, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC), 
  • Knowledge of waste management programs including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance programs associated with hazardous and solid wastes, used oil and universal waste.
  • Familiarity with Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Global Release Inventory (TRI), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
  • Knowledge of Clean Water Act (CWA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Knowledge of air quality permitting, Clean Air Act (CAA), Emissions Inventories (EI), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting and Title V permitting, Method 9 observations

 

Criteria/Conditions

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 30 pounds) 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

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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