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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Geotechnical Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
Hard Rock, Underground
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general supervision, supports underground Geotechnical projects and serve as resource for Geomechanical information and analysis.

  • Provide corporate oversight of site underground Geotechnical programs
  • Manage and provide Geomechanical project oversight and review relating to outside consultants, modeling, rock testing, monitoring systems, structural geology, and interfacing with mine design and planning
  • Manage and review ground support designs, analysis and remedial work including ground monitoring data processing, rock strength parameters, and geologic structures
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geomechanical information to mine and site personnel
  • Manage, conduct and communicate the results of analysis in a timely fashion to the site team
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe mining of mine reserves relating to underground designs, blasting, Geomechanical data acquisition and analysis
  • Develop, maintain and implement strategic plans to enhance the mine’s Geotechnical support systems through the use of the Ground Control Management Plan
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to Geomechanical issues
  • Usage of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis, Vulcan (or equivalent)
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of Engineering experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability, OR
  • Master’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of Engineering experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mining, Mining Engineering, and Geotechnical applications in hard rock underground mine environment
  • Skill in researching, analyzing and communicating information of considerable difficulty and develop appropriate conclusions and action plans
  • Skill in managing Engineering projects related to hard rock underground mine setting
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Understanding in the usage of appropriate software (MS Office, Auto CAD) and Geotechnical data analysis, Vulcan (or equivalent)



  • Experience working at an active underground mine, preferably a block or panel cave operation
  • Practical experience in underground rock mechanics (e.g. ground support)
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally


  • 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
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator and internal staircase
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor 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 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 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.

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Senior Geomechanical Engineer - Underground - Phoenix, AZ

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United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

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