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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Project Management Jobs, Process Management Jobs
British Columbia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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The key aspect of this role is to add value to FCX stockholders by identifying opportunities to improve the Metallurgical performance of future processing plants through Strategic Planning with emphasis on:
  • Developing new process flowsheets for expansions taking into account long range forecasts
  • Identifying Metallurgical testwork to support flowsheet development
  • Taking advantage of technology development to improve project economics
  • Leveraging relationships with supplier and metallurgical organizations to obtain cost and schedule benefits for project work
  • Developing production (including appropriate financial) forecasts to enable economic trade-offs to be conducted
Strategic Planning including:
  • Project identification and formulation
  • Gaining approval for new projects from stakeholders
  • Identifying resources to assist with project execution
Project Execution including:
  • Management of internal and external resources
  • Accountability for achieving project schedule and cost outcomes
  • Regularly communicating project status and outcomes to stakeholders
Other tasks:
  • Preparation of annual budgets and resourcing plans
  • Recruitment of new personnel for team
  • Supporting 10k reserve estimation by providing Metallurgical recoveries for various ore bodies
  • Preparation and presentation of update material to FCX Executive Management and external Business Partners
  • Preparation and presentation of technical materials for patents and conferences
  • Maintaining and expanding a network of contacts in the industry focused on Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science or Bachelor's of Engineering and ten (10) years of experience in the Mineral Processing or Engineering related fields
  • Specialized technical expertise in three (3) disciplines and good general knowledge in five (5) disciplines, including:
    • Crushing
    • Grinding
    • Flotation
    • Leaching
    • Solvent Extraction (SX)
    • Electrowinning (EW)
    • Liquid-Solid Separation including Thickening and Filtering
    • Tailings
    • Materials Handling
    • Process Modeling and Simulation
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Process Control
    • Sampling and Assaying
    • Metallurgical Accounting
  • Energetic, excellent communication skills, ability to execute
  • Management of large and complex projects covering several disciplines



  • 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
  • Approximately 3 weeks of travel per quarter to jobsites some of which are located at high altitudes. Adherence to safety rules and procedures on at jobsite is required. Inspection and testing of jobsite infrastructure will require mobility through fixed plant facilities with steel walkways and stairs to multiple levels
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting, and occasionally in an outdoor or plant environment, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in an outdoor or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and 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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Manager - Metallurgy and Strategic Planning

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CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver

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