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SENIOR MINE ENGINEER - UNDERGROUND - PHOENIX, AZ

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs
Minerals:
Underground
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Arizona
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
08-Nov-17
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1703268

Under general supervision, contribute and lead a team to perform any phase of underground mine design, mine planning or other support functions within appropriate time and cost.
  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Lead projects and contribute mine planning expertise on large/complex site planning/construction and expansion or modifications for base metal and underground hard rock mine locations.
  • Contribute to site strategic planning, scheduling, budgeting efforts using software such as MineSight, Deswik or other scheduling and mine planning software
  • Conduct short and long range strategic mine planning to include cost determination, pit optimization, mine method selection, mine design, mine scheduling, ventilation design and planning, infrastructure design, equipment fleet requirements, drill and blast design, and economic analysis
  • Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to front-line and/or technical employees
  • May supervise front-line and/or technical employees
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Represent the site on company sponsored events
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Mine Engineering discipline or related engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field; OR
  • Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field
  • Recent hands-on experience using the principles and practices of Mine Engineering with at least two (2) typical mine functions (long or short-range planning, ore control, ventilation, geomechanical control, project management or supervision)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mine Engineering
  • Proficient in current Mine Engineering software (Mine Planning, Dispatch, etc.)
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to conduct a financial, economic, and cost analysis
  • Skill in effective communication both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to learn new tasks 
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Qualifications

Preferred
  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification
  • Experience in block cave or panel cave mining techniques
  • Experience using Deswik mining software packages, i.e. Deswik-CAD, Deswik-Scheduler, Deswik – MDM
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 may be located at a mine site or work location on a permanent assignment, 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 Mine Engineer - Underground - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID

1703268

Closing Date:
06/12/2017

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