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Title:  Laboratory Tech II - Production Support & Development

Requisition ID:  78743

Safford, AZ, US, 85546

Category:  Scientific 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.


Under supervision, performs routine analytical tasks in an oil analysis lab.

  • Performs routine oil analysis testing, including operation of lab equipment and utilization of current LIMS.
  • Prepares samples for analysis using appropriate techniques and performs sample preparation for quality control program.
  • Maintains laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
  • Perform various administrative duties, including but not limited to, ordering supplies (stock issues, direct charge, etc.), departmental communications, site interactions (verbal and written), etc.
  • Assists in laboratory personnel training.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • One (1) year of direct lab experience, OR
  • Associates related degree, which includes six (6) months of related lab experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Knowledge of lab equipment, lab protocols and techniques appropriate to assigned areas
  • Ability to train others in particular area of lab/tasks


Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Proficiency using MS Excel to develop and maintain spreadsheets, reports and other documentation
  • SX/EW and Leaching experience
  • Mobile equipment experience
  • Overhead crane experience
  • Experience with mathematic and/or numbers based tasks
  • Experience with chemical sample preparation and/or analysis
  • Ability to follow detailed, technical instructions
  • Experience with tedious or repetitive motions or tasks
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to mine sites with occasional overnight stay
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/EMS 14001/OHSAS 18001 environment



  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor,
    manufacturing or plant environment, including hart 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 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

Nearest Major Market: Safford

Job Segment: Technical Support, Chemical Research, QC, Laboratory, Instrumentation, Technology, Engineering, Quality, Science

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