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SENIOR UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION/ CAVE PLANNING ENGINEER - PHOENIX, AZ

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Civil Engineer Jobs, Design Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
Minerals:
Underground
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Arizona
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
18-Jul-17
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1701849

Provide technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned large/complex Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost. 
Plan and perform complex Mine Engineering duties related to production at an assigned site.  Perform feasibility and forecasting analysis utilizing the Gemcom's PCBC block cave planning software in order to assist with 10-K reserve updates, ongoing feasibility studies, and review of site quarterly production forecasting. Contribute to mine design efforts in order to support ongoing updates of existing development projects as well as feasibility studies. Assist with the annual reporting of mine reserves. Travel to mine site to communicate and support ongoing and planned work to the jobsite team.
  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Develop complex mining plans based on all available geological information to support long range planning and production goals
  • Participate in engineering feasibility studies to define proper mining methods, equipment selection, mine site facilities, capital and operating costs, and manpower and production requirements
  • Prepare detailed ore reserve estimates
  • Optimize mine designs and ore reserves to maximize ore recovery and profit
  • Develop and manage mine design activities of consultants
  • Recommend courses of action designed to eliminate potential production problems and to improve safety, operational efficiency, cost control, and to protect the environment
  • Work with Geologists in Exploration and assist in the Engineering phase of mine development and operational activities
  • In collaboration with Supervisor, determine scheduling, manpower, capital and equipment requirements to meet objectives of the mine plans
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mine Engineering or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in mine design, production planning and scheduling, block caving mining methods, concepts, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, OR
  • Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in mine design, production planning and scheduling, block caving mining methods, concepts, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • Ability and willingness to travel to internationally for two (2) to three (3) weeks at a time, three (3) to four (4) times per year
  • 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

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining, Geotechnical or Civil Engineering
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 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 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 Underground Production/Cave Planning Engineer - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID

1701849

Closing Date:
15/08/2017

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