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Title:  Electrical Engineer II - Operational Improvement

Requisition ID:  44683

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Engineering Services

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.


Provide technical advice and guidance for assigned electrical engineering and maintenance projects. Support electrical projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve site safety, operation and maintenance efficiencies, cost controls, quality controls and protection of the environment.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations, policies and guidelines regarding electrical engineering or maintenance processes
  • Manage and support small to medium site engineering or maintenance projects
  • Assists the Senior Engineer or Area Manager in contributing to corporate strategic planning and budgeting efforts.
  • Develop working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations appropriate to area of assignment.
  • Administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.
  • Support or lead company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of experience in engineering or field work with medium voltage industrial electrical equipment, OR
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of experience in Engineering or field work with medium voltage industrial electrical equipment
  • Working knowledge and experience with industrial electrical equipment and instrumentation
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering with an understanding of mechanical and process engineering techniques
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • 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
  • Familiarity and some experience in Electronics, PLCs, and control systems
  • Skill in managing small to medium engineering projects
  • Ability to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Broad knowledge of national electrical safety standards and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification


  • 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 thirty (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.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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