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Title:  Senior Designer/Drafter

Requisition ID:  58383

Safford, AZ, US, 85548

Category:  Engineering 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 minimal supervision, provides design and drawing services, including but not limited to contour maps, cross sections, mine progress maps, mine designs, layouts, detail and assembly drawings, and schematics to support operations or the engineering unit at assigned site
  • Works from notes, verbal instructions, sketches and drawings, or engineering specifications; consolidates the information to be used to prepare working plans, layouts and detailed drawings
  • Develops specifications, designs or drawings using engineering principals, established company standards, procedures and instructions
  • Ensures the proper level of documentation for all projects including drawings and parts lists utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other automated and manual tools
  • Reviews engineering drawings and supporting documents for adherence to established design standards; verifies completed work
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications


  • Advanced technical training through the completion of a two (2) year trade/technical school program and five (5) years of experience in engineering design/drafting, OR
  • Associate's degree in Drafting and Design, or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience in engineering design/drafting
  • Ability to create and read engineering drawings or blueprints
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering
  • Skilled in using CAD hardware and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing




  • Capable of all drawings for all disciplines-Mining,Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation
  • Experience drawing pipe line profiles, power line profiles
  • Electricial one line diagrams
  • Process and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Mechanical system Drawings
  • Civil Grade Plans
  • Structural drawings
  • Development of Material Lists
  • Proficient with AutoCAD
  • Proficient with Civil 3D


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 performed in an office setting, with occasional work in a mine or manufacturing 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, 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 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

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: Drafting, Engineer, Electrical, CAD, Testing, Engineering, Technology

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