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Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Plant Mining Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
Job Ref:

Skilled employee who under supervision safely performs duties related to the safe operation of a site-operated power plant.
  • May be responsible for maintaining the gas turbines and boilers to maintain the necessary steam to power the various site facilities
  • Complete shift inspections of the following: gas turbines, boilers, rectifiers, air compressors, deep wells, reverse osmosis units, and electrical generators
  • Perform boiler feed water chemistry analysis and takes action as results dictate
  • Frequently communicates and interacts with various members of the operations and maintenance departments
  • Monitor all equipment operating parameters during shift
  • Respond to all equipment alarm or shutdown conditions and take appropriate action
  • Perform water chemistry analysis on plant feed water and take appropriate action
  • Perform troubleshooting and diagnosis of power plant equipment and other maintenance duties as needed
  • May operate mobile equipment such as forklifts and light-duty vehicles
  • May be responsible for maintaining records associated with air, water, and waste regulations
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience working with Power Plant operating plant equipment



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Willing and able to lift 50 lbs safely
  • Willing and able to work rotating shifts
  • Experience with computers and HMI operating systems


  • 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
  • This is a Safety sensitive role
  • Work is performed 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 required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, and work on elevated platforms
  • Willing and able to work in a physical environment, including lifting up to fifty (50) pounds safely throughout the work day
  • May be required to work a non-standard schedule which may include shift work (other than day shift) in a 24/7/365 operation
  • 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 allowed by 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



Power Plant Operator I - Morenci, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaMorenci

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