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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Process Jobs, Production Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Process Control Jobs
United States of America
New Mexico
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Provides technical expertise, coordinates, controls and optimizes the mining operation using the Fleet Management Systems.  Responsible for maximizing metal production while ensuring that the daily operational goals are met through effective utilization of all available mining equipment.  

  • Monitors Fleet Management and other systems and executes necessary adjustments while maximizing copper pounds placed
    • Responsible for maximizing crusher throughput and for the efficient use of the truck and shovel fleet
    • Leads the entire mine operations team in collaboration with other departments in developing immediate adjustments to ensure safe and efficient operations
    • Generates equipment assignments prior to and during the shift in order to meet targets; this includes monitoring and accurately recording equipment availability, utilization, maintenance activities and other operational issues for future planning and reporting activities
  • Responsible for understanding the short term/daily operational plans and ensuring shovel mining rates and haulage operations are in support of those plans
    • Leads the productivity of mine operations during shift change, coordinating safety meetings, crew line up meetings and may lead other communication requirements as needed
  • Monitors other safety systems and coordinates responses to any alarms that are generated

    • Has access to sensitive information and will participate in investigations regarding fatigue, equipment abuse, and general performance of operators

    • Must be able to act as a central contact point in the event of MAYDAY and coordinate other high risk activities with appropriate departments

  • Collaborates with mine equipment operators and other field personnel as well as maintenance groups and other downstream processing personnel to ensure that all functions are performing at their optimized rates and levels

  • Serves as technical expert on the operational execution of the short term mine plans and their impact on future long term mine plans by ensuring shift mining rates align

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or lead experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical mining related discipline and two (2) years of related operational experience, including supervisory or lead experience



  • Experience with Fleet Management Systems such as Modular Mining Dispatch, Caterpillar Terrain, DSSI
  • Ability to multitask, monitoring video, voice and multiple computer screens simultaneously
  • Ability to assimilate multiple sources of data in real time and make necessary adjustments to equipment requirements in order to optimize performance
  • Ability to communicate using multiple technologies in a professional, courteous and audible manner


  • 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
  • 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
  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
  • May be required to work rotating shifts 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


Mine Operations Process Specialist - Chino, NM

Primary Location

United StatesNew MexicoChino

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