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SENIOR GEOLOGIST - GEOMECHANICAL - UNDERGROUND - PHOENIX, AZ

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Discipline:
Exploration Geologist Jobs, Geo Drilling Jobs, Geologist Jobs, Geotechnical Engineer Jobs, Mine Geologist Jobs, Modelling and Software Jobs, Resource Geologist Jobs
Minerals:
Hard Rock
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Arizona
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
14-Jun-17
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1701637

Under general supervision, complete logging of drill samples, conduct geologic mapping and complete resource block models.  Provide technical expertise, guidance and leadership in geological exploration and resource modeling. 
  • Perform logging of core and reverse circulation drill cuttings and peer review evaluation of Geologist I and II logging quality
  • Supervise and direct drilling, road construction and drill sample preparation by contractors
  • Integrate and interpret all geological data (e.g. rock type, alteration, structure), assay, and mineralogical data into geologic maps and internally consistent cross sections and level plans
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Geologist I and II to develop their skills
  • Supervise a team of Geologists in the completion of computerized resource block models that meet corporate modeling standards
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulations
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Prepare and update drill hole database, maps of deposits and other exploration records
  • Work with Metallurgists in providing samples for processing testing and evaluation and in the development of ore types
  • Perform surface and underground geologic mapping
  • Assist in the formulation of short-range plans and budget preparation for geological exploration and evaluation at assigned site
  • Performs other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or related scientific discipline and five (5) years of experience in Geology or related scientific field, OR
  • Master's degree in Geology and three (3) years experience in Geology or related scientific field

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mining, Mining Engineering, and Geotechnical applications in a hard rock underground mine environment
  • Experience working at an active underground mine, preferably a block or panel cave operation
  • Practical experience in underground rock mechanics (e.g. ground support).
  • Skill in managing Engineering projects related to hard rock underground mine settings
  • Understanding in the usage of appropriate software (MS Office, Auto CAD) and Geotechnical data analysis, Vulcan (or equivalent)
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally 

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
  • 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 60 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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 City

Phoenix

Job

Senior Geologist - Geomechanical - Underground - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID

1701637

Closing Date:
10/07/2017

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