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Title:  Geologist I - GIS

Requisition ID:  121511

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.


Primarily compile and use geospatial data to discover copper deposits. In team that develops, implements, coordinates, and maintains Exploration Geographic Information System. Assists with continued compilation of larger databases, and GIS projects across multiple departments.

Complete logging of drill samples, geologic mapping, sampling, and assist in the completion of resource block models.

  • Collaborates within a team of geologists in the completion of computerized resources.
  • Collaboration with other departments, helping them with putting GIS data to use for their work. Coordinates the procurement and storage of spatial geological data, with a priority to the collection of in-house historical and legacy data. Works and oversees on all aspects of digitizing, capturing, georeferencing analog or scanned data and images
  • Perform geologic mapping of surface and underground areas.
  • Integrate all geological data (e.g., rock type, alteration, structure, maps, reports), assay, and mineralogical data into geologic maps, databases.
  • Perform logging of core and reverse circulation drill cuttings.
  • Prepare and update GIS database, drill hole databases. Routinely georeferenced geological maps and other exploration-related maps.
  • WebMaps. Creation of WebMaps, and management of WebMaps and other GIS projects.
  • Work with a team of geologists in the completion of computerized resource block models that meet corporate modeling standards.
  • Assist with the Archive efforts to organize, scan, digitize exploration records.
  • Implement and expand use of hyperspectral satellite imagery to identify alteration mineral zoning for drill targeting across all mine sites, and beyond. Produce hyperspectral maps independently
  • Assist with the interpretation of all geological data (e.g., rock type, alteration and structure), assay, and mineralogical data.
  • Identify new tools, new software, and new methods to analyze and interpret geological data. Prepare and update drill hole database, maps of deposits and other exploration records.
  • Perform rock chip sampling or soil surveys.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or closely related field; with no experience necessary.
  • Experience in using GIS-related software.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work with multivariate geospatial or geoscientific data
  • Work experience related to porphyry copper deposits



  • 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: GIS, Testing, Geology, Database, Procurement, Technology, Engineering, Operations

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