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Under limited supervision act as the subject matter expert (SME) in the organization, management and evaluation of assigned areas with the goal of achieving higher equipment availability and lowering maintenance costs. Assists in operator education and the development of advanced diagnostic tools.

  • Establish tactical and strategic goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned functional area within the business
  • Coordinate with site staff and corporate teams in the inspection of assigned functional area operations and project progress
  • Provide administrative and technical direction to staff; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies
  • Work with functional areas to correct deficiencies
  • Forecast necessary funds for operational improvement projects including staff, materials and supplies
  • Submit budget recommendations and justifications; monitor and control expenditures
  • Develop, plan and coordinate assigned projects and responsibilities, which may include project management, estimating and program development; coordinate work with other units and site departments
  • Provide information and resources to site officials and other departments
  • Review Capital Improvement Plans and make recommendations
  • Evaluate infrastructure, facilities and operating systems for needed maintenance and repair
  • Coordinate the activities of Innovation Engineers and Consultants
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of related operational or maintenance experience, including supervisory or management experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledge of the processes, costs, schedules, constraints and deliverables of the global company to improve safety, process efficiencies, production rates, cost controls and protection of the environment
  • Knowledge of the equipment and associated SOPs at a site level
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Expert in conduction Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Expert industry knowledge of mining and processing, familiarity with mining terminology and credibility with the field
  • Expert experience developing and delivering training and document writing
  • Proficient computer skills in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Expert leadership and interpersonal skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering field
  • Black Belt / Green Belt certified
  • Strong background in SAP maintenance functionality
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally 
  • Experience leading/driving projects and initiatives
  • Effective engagement and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Understanding of Business Objects reporting
  • Intermediate knowledge of interfaces between maintenance, finance, HR, project and procurement systems 
  • Spanish and English language (oral and written)
  • Maintenance knowledge of Mining Mobile and Plant Equipment 
  • Understanding of Reliability Centered Maintenance and the use of Diagnostic Applications


  • 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
  • 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
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • 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


Superintendent Operational Improvement - Phoenix, AZ

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United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

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