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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Construction Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general supervision, perform duties related to the safe closure of open mines, conducts detailed field surveys and additional responsibilities in support of the Historic Mine-Openings Safety Program (HMOSP).

  • Use GPS Instrumentation for conducting accurate field surveys, data collection and  verification
  • Perform the safe closure of historic mine-openings (adits, shafts and other abandoned mine features) using various technologies
  • Operate pickup trucks with trailers and other equipment such as a UTV
  • Drive/hike to remote locations over rough terrain and conduct labor intensive work
  • Complete construction and work site preparation
  • Recommends methods and procedures for conducting assigned surveys and closure activities
  • Communicate findings to Engineering and operational personnel
  • Perform minor maintenance and assist operations with support activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience with historic mine-openings closure activities OR one (1) year of experience in an industrial or large commercial work environment
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in construction and/or fabrication
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 90% of the time
  • Must have an unrestricted and valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to travel for three (3) week periods
  • Must be able to hike three to five (3-5) miles per day in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to carry loads over 50 lbs. in a backpack
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in training and during the normal course of completing assigned duties



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Prior work experience with fabrication and masonry
  • Knowledge of carpentry and or masonry techniques
  • Experience with outdoor activities
  • Ability to read and understand maps
  • Experience with safely operating pickup trucks pulling trailers and operating UTVs
  • Familiarity with hand tools and power tools


  • 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
  • Must be willing to travel frequently
  • Must be able to hike three to five (3-5) miles per day in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to carry loads over 50 lbs. in a backpack
  • Current work hours consist of 10 hours a day, 4 days a week and frequently include working 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, three weeks at a time when the work location is very distant - hours may vary depending on project requirements
  • 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, respirator (as needed), 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


Closure Specialist - Reclamation Services - Tucson, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaOro Valley

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