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Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Geology department, including the direct coaching of personnel involved in the design and execution of resource estimation, resource modeling, development and mine geology programs. Provide technical analysis and feedback to operating units to enhance the efficient and optimal mining of resources.

  • Oversee the geological evaluation and resource modeling estimation studies for the mining, exploration of assigned projects
  • Perform evaluation and analysis of the Model-Mine-Mill processes and reconciliation
  • Assist with the generation of 10K Ore Reserve statements for review by the Senior Management team
  • Communicate resource estimation information regularly to management level to keep them informed of progress, problems and proposed solutions
  • Train and develop staff in the procedures to ensure consistent and accurate geological models and resource estimates and reporting
  • Development of practical procedural manuals for geologic resource estimation so that procedures can be clearly understood by both technical people and clients
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or related Mining Engineering and five (5) years of Resource Estimation experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in Geology and three (3) years of Resource Estimation experience
  • Ability to meet in the future qualification as a “Competent Person” for the reporting of Mineral Resources
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of geology and mining
  • Knowledge of the geology of porphyry and skarn hosted copper and gold systems
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Skill in the practical application of resource estimation and geostatistics
  • Skill in mineral resource modeling and 3-dimensional geologic problem solving
  • Advanced user in the operation of at least one of the major 3D Modeling software packages
  • Must be willing and able to learn to use the Vulcan modeling software exclusively
  • Demonstrated ability in the production of technical reports
  • Good problem solving and judgment skills
  • Ability to work to a deadline
  • Ability to communicate highly technical procedures and results to others, both inside and outside the immediate group



  • Master's degree in Geology or Mining Engineering
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years of overall experience in geology, exploration or mining
  • Experience in Ore Control and Short Term Mine Planning
  • Extensive UG mine geology experience, especially structural and geological mapping
  • Drill core logging interpretation and re-logging from core photos
  • Working experience with ethnically and culturally diverse staff
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time 


  • 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
  • Generally office based sedentary work
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator and internal staircase
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • Occasionally will be required to make visits to active mine and exploration sites, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particl
  • May require the employee to demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • 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 


Senior Geologist - Resource Estimation - Phoenix, AZ

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United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

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