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Senior Electrical Engineer - Operational Improvement : Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Electrical Engineer Jobs, Electronics Jobs, Instrument and Control Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Provide technical advice and guidance for all phases of electrical engineering and maintenance projects. Develop electrical projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve site safety, operation and maintenance efficiencies, cost controls, quality controls and protection of the environment.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations, policies and guidelines regarding electrical engineering or maintenance processes
  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on site planning/construction, modifications or maintenance projects
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Assists Area Manager in contributing to corporate strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated areas
  • Lead company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams
  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of experience in Engineering or field work with medium voltage industrial electrical equipment, OR
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of experience in Engineering or field work with medium voltage industrial electrical equipment
  • Ability to conduct electrical studies (short circuit, coordination, and arc flash) using software-based tools
  • Working knowledge and experience with power distribution and industrial electrical equipment
  • Ability to specify and select electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of power electronics (drives), instrumentation and controllers (PLCs)
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering with an understanding of mechanical and process engineering techniques
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skill in managing large/complex engineering projects
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Broad knowledge of national electrical safety standards and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification preferred
  • ETAP, SKM or similar software
  • Office


  • Work is 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 regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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

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

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