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Title:  Geological Information Scientist

Requisition ID:  35604

Tucson, AZ, US, 85706

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.


Assists in compiling, maintaining and developing the spatial data repository for the Exploration GIS group.  Digitizes and geo-references historic data, assemble maps using ArcGIS software, and perform database auditing as needed.

  • Helps organize the spatial data repository, adding metadata, recording and tracking data received from various Freeport departments; digitize and geo-reference data as needed; perform QA/QC of data
  • Performs searches for technical and historical data using KOHA, File Trail or at the Port of Tucson Archive Library.  Gather, digitize, and distribute data upon request. 
  • Assists Sr GIS and Management with GIS projects.
  • Inventory, organize and catalog non-spatial data in KOHA, an open-source ILS software, using MarcEdit and EndNote as needed
  • Assists in developing standards for Exploration GIS operating procedures
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external data users. Helps to identify, track, recommend, and communicate innovative technologies and practices.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geosciences, Mining Geology, or a closely related field and one (1) year of specific experience with GIS software, within a mining industry.
  • Demonstrated experience using mapping software, including ArcGIS, MapInfo, Leapfrog, or other mining-related sofware.  Demonstrated experience using EndNote, MarcEdit, and/or other cataloging-related software.
  • Knowledge of porphry copper deposits and general exploration activites.  Strong cartographic understanding.  Ability to catalog mixed materials (maps, photos, reports, etc) in a library-tracking system. Experience using Google Earth Pro or other open-source mapping programs. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Computer programming skills


  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • 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: Tucson

Job Segment: Scientific, Scientist, Geology, GIS, Database, Engineering, Science, Technology

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