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Title:  Wireless Network Engineer

Requisition ID:  54204

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 teams responsible to maintain and enhance the overall performance and availability of wireless (WLAN) and LAN networks, including indoor wireless, outdoor wireless, and switch/route technologies. Collaborate with assigned teams responsible for applications and/or hardware that leverage and rely on the network medium. Serve as tier 2 technical support for site teams responsible for maintaining these technologies.

  • Provide tier 2 technical support on WLAN and LAN infrastructure. Includes technical support on critical applications and systems.
  • Collaborate with site MIS teams to oversee and assist with WLAN and LAN projects, updates, and planned changes.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of service results and respond to any escalated service delivery issues in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively with other MIS teams and outsourcing provider(s) to ensure technology solutions are effectively managed and performed.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Wireless Engineer(s) and/or Architect to design solutions and create implementation / support models for technology encompassing a specific specialization or platform.
  • Review and/or create reports to ensure all services are completely and successfully delivered. Proactively intervene to correct problems when they are encountered. Use metrics to improve processes.
  • Interface with the business users to elicit and define network communications requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested
  • Works on complex issues and implements solutions through individual effort buy may delegate more routine tasks to others
  • Often collaborates with functional or site leaders and has some interaction with external colleagues
  • Works under moderate supervision and has some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group
  • Contributes to budget preparation by supplying costs and recommendations
  • Manages a function or specific program(s) or project(s)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related field and, four (4) years of experience in the WLAN or LAN networking field, OR
  • High School Diploma or GED and, eight (8) years of experience in WLAN or LAN networking field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco wireless certifications
  • Cisco network certifications
  • Cambium wireless certifications
  • Certified wireless expert (CWE) certifications
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in indoor or outdoor 802.11 WiFi systems
  • Three (3) or more years of experience with switch/route network protocols
  • Experience with licensed and unlicensed microwave radio systems
  • Experience with wireless site surveys and survey tools (ie. NetAlly or Ekahau)
  • Experience and understanding of 802.11 protocols
  • Extensive understanding of Infrastructure design and support concepts.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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