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Title:  Network Engineer

Requisition ID:  58245

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

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.

Please note:  This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time.  The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations.  This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Collaborate with assigned team responsible to maintain and enhance the overall performance and availability of network infrastructure solutions to include data, video, voice, and wireless. Analyze technologies and recommend upgrades/changes based on assessments of the organization's current and future network technology needs.
  • Participate in efforts within the network operations team in developing network installation, testing, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Design and implement plans to introduce new technology into the enterprise network while minimizing network outages and ensuring a seamless end-user experience
  • Conduct thorough analysis of service results and respond to any escalated service delivery issues in a timely manner
  • Work effectively with other IS teams and outsourcing provider(s) to ensure technology solutions are effectively managed and performed
  • Review reports to ensure all services are completely and successfully delivered; proactively intervene to correct problems when they are encountered; and use metrics to improve processes
  • Design solutions and create implementation and support models for technology encompassing a specific specialization or platform
  • Assist in the development of network operations processes, procedures, and documentation
  • Oversee and execute planned network maintenance activity while minimizing impact to services
  • Configure, install, support, and troubleshoot network equipment
  • Interface with the business users to elicit and define network communications requirements
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field and four (4) years of experience in the Information Network Services, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years of experience in the Information Network Services
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure design and support concepts




  • Four (4) or more years of experience in networking with Cisco routers and switches
  • CCNA level certification, CCNP preferred (substantiated experience may substitute certifications)
  • Experience with BGP, OSPF, EIGRP and MPLS networks
  • Experience with Load Balancing, WAN optimization and SD-WAN technologies
  • Experience with Cisco ISE, Cisco DNA Center, Cisco wireless or Microsoft Azure networking
  • Troubleshooting experience and working knowledge of troubleshooting tools including packet capture and analysis




  • 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 standard
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a 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
  • 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 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 safey-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 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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