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Title:  Metallurgist II

Requisition ID:  129314
Location: 

Safford, AZ, US, 85546

Category:  Scientific Services
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

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.

Description

Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance in Metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site.
 
  • Assist in Metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures
  • Report on Metallurgical or process issues and make recommendation to Chief Metallurgist on how to resolve/correct the issues
  • Review and recommend new or enhanced Metallurgical testing equipment or protocols
  • Contribute to the improvement of Metallurgical process
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, State and Federal regulations
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulations
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Chemistry or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of experience in Metallurgy or related Scientific field, OR
  • Master's degree in Metallurgy, Chemistry or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Metallurgy or related Scientific field
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex Metallurgical and processing analyses
  • Able 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

 

Preferred

  • Experience with Hydrometallurgical processes including Leaching.
  • Basic understanding of geology, mineralogy, and geo-metallurgy as it relates to metallurgical processes.
  • Basic understanding of biology, biochemistry, and/or bioleaching.
  • Experience working in laboratory setting and adhering to high quality standards: including QA/QC, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Experience conducting design of experiments, performing test work, evaluating results, and writing technical reports.

 

Criteria/Conditions

 

  • 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 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 30 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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 per applicable State Laws

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here

 

Benefits:

We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details

 

Compensation:

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $84,000-$116,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.  To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here:  Total Rewards Estimate

 

Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants.  If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to HRSC@fmi.com.


Nearest Major Market: Safford

Job Segment: Materials Science, Metallurgy, Geology, Laboratory, QA, Science, Engineering, Quality

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