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Technical Coordinator - Tailings: Bagdad, AZ, US, 86321


Provides technical expertise, guidance and advice to operational and/or maintenance Supervisors to resolve complex operational issues at assigned site.
  • Acts as technical expert in a specific area of operations at assigned site
  • Provides technical expertise to resolve major production/maintenance problems
  • Is generally the highest level technical position for this area at assigned site 
  • Will have broad and deep background, knowledge and understanding of a specific process and associated equipment
  • Monitors maintenance schedules and reviews historical maintenance records for plant and equipment, to help identify potential and existing problems
  • Having identified a problem, determines the root cause and recommends what action should be taken to resolve and/or prevent production/maintenance issues occurring (or re-occurring)
  • Leads project teams working on identified production/maintenance problems; team members may be internal or external (vendors or contractors)
  • Serves as technical expert on complex maintenance planning
  • Collaborates with Planners and others involved in the planning of production shut-downs
  • Keeps abreast of technological improvements in field of expertise and how these impact operations at assigned site
  • Conducts regular training, in area of technical expertise, for staff in operations, maintenance, etc. at assigned site, ensuring employees remain up-to-date with technological advances and how they impact operations at site
  • Generates ad hoc reports and analysis for site management
  • May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams
  • Actively participates in site safety processes, and in collaboration with site management, helps to incorporate safe working practices in the day-to-day activities of all operations and maintenance staff
  • Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications 


  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of experience in a mining or manufacturing environment within maintenance and/or operations, including Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of site processes, equipment and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of comprehensive preventative maintenance on assigned equipment
  • Skilled in planning, prioritizing, and scheduling the maintenance of plant, vehicles, and equipment
  • Skill in utilizing computer databases to research, maintain, and update records and files
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards


    • Proficient in gathering information on current projects and other site initiatives through video with various departments., vendors, and community to share information and updates across sites.
    • Proficient in making adjustments to inventories to ensure parts availability
    • Proficient in writing scopes of work for contractors and experienced in bid walks
    • Previous tailings experience
    • Previous experience in Civil Construction, road building, surveying and building site preparation
    • Previous experience and working knowledge of large pumping systems
    • Previous experience and working knowledge of HDPE piping
    • Previous experience working with contractors and project management
    • Previous experience in the milling process



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.

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