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Title:  Senior Geological Information Scientist

Requisition ID:  80709

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.


To provide technical input in the development, implementation and maintenance of the enterprise GIS platform; to develop implementation strategies for GIS technologies for internal stakeholders to maximize multi discipline usage of GIS data; to develop and maintain GIS information and supporting databases for management of geospatial content.


  • Coordinates the procurement and storage of spatial data, with a priority to the collection of in-househistorical data; works on all aspects of digitizing, capturing, georeferencing analog or scanned data andimages. Constantly seeks legacy records related to, and useful for exploration, from all locations in the company.
  • Performs geological and exploration analyses of spatial data using GIS Technology and generates reports when necessary of the results
  • Perform library service duties to include organize, store, and retrieve technical information as well as catalogue and index internally produced files, reports, and maps.
  • Develops operating standards in coordination with technical staff and coordinates standards to all GIS users within organization
  • Assists with the Management of GIS projects
  • Creates and manages online tools using spatial data and coordinates distribution of tools to other users within organization
  • Serves as assistant database administrator for spatial data
  • Communicates with internal and external data users
  • Perform other duties as requested



Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Geosciences, Computer Science, Geography or related field and at least four (4) years of experience with GIS software related to exploration, or geology, or mining, including experience with GIS software and platforms including the creation and administration of databases(SQL & PI farms); OR
  • Master's degree in Geosciences, Computer Science, Geography or related field and at least two (2) years of experience with GIS software, including experience with GIS software and platforms including the creation and administration of databases (SQL & PI farms)



  • Ph.D. in Geosciences, Geography or Earth Sciences
  • B.S. or above in Geosciences, Geology, Computer Science or related fields
  • Work experience in mineral exploration, especially porphyry copper deposits 


Skills & Abilities:

  • Specialized knowledge of chemistry of geological materials; Geochemistry; geophysics; experience in one ore more of: ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth Pro, Leapfrog, Mapinfo.
  • Foreign language skills to better understand data in that foreign language.
  • Computer science skills.




  • 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 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 required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, and work on elevated platforms
  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
  • 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 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: Chemistry, Geology, Scientific, Scientist, GIS, Science, Engineering, Technology

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