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Freeport McMoRan Hydromet SX Operator I in Safford, Arizona

Hydromet SX Operator I

Requisition ID: 28803

Location:

Safford, AZ, US, 85548

Category: Operations

Description:

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

Employee who under supervision safely performs duties and operates processing equipment in the operation of a solution-extraction plant at a skilled level.

  • Operate and monitor the different processes within the SX; these may include the following areas: PLS, SX circuit and electrolyte tank

  • Collect and run plant samples

  • Monitor the processes and make adjustments as needed

  • Adjust plant flows to include: cell flows, acid flows, dump flows, ext.

  • Perform pipeline, pump and motor, pond, rain gauge, dam, dam diversion and berm inspections

  • Completes minor maintenance activities as needed

  • May operate mobile equipment such as, forklifts and light-duty vehicles

  • Perform area housekeeping

  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of experience in Hydromet processing operations

  • Knowledge of Solution-extraction and leach flow sheets

  • Proper shut-down and start-up procedures of copper sulphate and tank house electrolyte transfer systems

  • Knowledge of Pipe lines and Valve systems

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 1 year experience in SX Operations

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

  • This is a Safety sensitive role

  • 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

  • Willing and able to work in a physical environment, including lifting up to fifty (50) pounds safely throughout the work day

  • Willing and able to work rotating shifts that include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime in a 24/7/365 operation

  • 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 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

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