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Freeport-McMoRan Production Support & Development Technician I - Technology Center in Safford, Arizona

Production Support & Development Technician I - Technology Center

Requisition ID: 132100


Safford, AZ, US, 85546

Category: Scientific Services

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. _Apply Today!    _

*Where You Will Work *

In operation since 2007, Safford operations is a zero-discharge facility and one of the most sustainable mines in the United States. The operation’s commitment to utilizing advanced technologies and sustainable practices strongly emphasizes safety and environmental stewardship. Located in southeastern Arizona, close to more than 4 million acres of national forest, employees and their families can connect with the great outdoors while fishing, rafting, hiking and more. Several educational institutions also are nearby, including a Northern Arizona University satellite campus, Eastern Arizona College, and the Gila Institute for Technology.  

What You Will Do

  • Perform routine and non-routine chemical and/or metallurgical analytical tasks at assigned site.

  • May collect samples which could include collection from rail cars or trucks in some locations

  • Prepare samples for analysis using established tests and techniques.

  • Assists with/performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analysis and reporting.

  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment

  • Perform other duties as required

What You Bring To Freeport

  • Demonstrated knowledge of math, chemistry and/or computer skills appropriate to the assignment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Proficient in MS Excel to develop and maintain spreadsheets, reports and other documentation

  • SX/EW and Leaching experience

  • Mobile equipment experience

  • Overhead crane experience

  • Experience with mathematic and/or numbers based tasks

  • Experience with chemical sample preparation and/or analysis

  • Ability to follow detailed, technical instructions

  • Experience with tedious or repetitive motions or tasks

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel to mine sites with occasional overnight stay

  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/EMS 14001/OHSAS 18001 environment

What We Offer You

The estimated pay range for this role is currently  $20.00 - $27.00/hour . This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.  Click here ( to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role.  

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits  

  • Company-paid life and disability insurance  

  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match  

  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave  

  • Tuition assistance  

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle  

  • Internal progression opportunities  

  • Learn more ( about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!  

*   What We Require   *

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.  

  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.  

  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.  

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.  

*Equal Opportunity Employer *

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