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Title:  Senior Network Engineer

Requisition ID:  46124

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.


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.


  • Lead efforts within the network operations team in developing network installation, testing, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Provide technical leadership on operational and project related work
  • Design and implement plans to introduce new technology into the enterprise network while minimizing network outages and insuring 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 eight (8) years of experience in the Information Network Services, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and twelve (12) years of experience in Information Network Services
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure design and support concepts


Preferred Qualifications


  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in networking with Cisco routers and switches
  • CCNP level certification, CCIE preferred. Substantiated experience may substitute
  • Experience with BGP and MPLS networks
  • Experience with Load Balancing and WAN optimization, preferably F5 and Riverbed
  • Experience with network monitoring tools, preferably SolarWinds
  • Extensive 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 standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work is mostly performed in an office setting. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 25 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.

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