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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general supervision, plan activities of the assigned department by scheduling and prioritizing activities in collaboration with Sierrita/Bagdad Supervisors/Managers. Use the management systems to achieve the assigned planning and scheduling objectives. Responsible for effective planning, scheduling, communication, preparations, forecasting, monitoring inventory levels, reporting, etc. 
  • Through interaction with supervision, determine raw materials, WIP requirements and finished goods packaging taking into consideration the operations capabilities to develop daily, monthly and long term production plans consistent with the corporate master plan and schedules. Perform basic troubleshooting of inventory discrepancies
  • Prepare and communicate plant production schedules on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in coordination with the Operations Manager and S&OP requirements to optimize customer satisfaction and production efficiencies
  • Confer with supervision to determine status of the production schedule; expedite production on a routine basis, minimize impact of scheduling delays and implement effective alternatives in coordination with other producing sites to obtain optimal supply chain efficiencies
  • Work with maintenance planning to coordinate “turn-arounds” or shutdowns in coordination with Master Production and Planning needs of the Company
  • Responsible for the integrity of the S&OP planning data, including inventory levels as reported on a routine basis; prepare various production and inventory reports
  • May prepare purchase or release orders to obtain necessary materials as determined by the Planned Independent Requirement from MRP
  • Understand and actively contribute towards site’s shipping/receiving activities
  • Initiate and/or confirm Stock Transfer Orders to transfer inventory to other processing sites in support of the MRP
  • Contribute to auditing and maintaining the integrity of information in the SAP management system, for assigned area
  • Execute MRP at the site and initiates appropriate actions to meet the requirement of the master plan
  • Prepare long-range projections in support of other business forecasting needs (e.g., staffing, capitol)
  • Create and maintain SOP’s at site to reflect tasks and work activities related to site planning
  • Supervise/oversee activities of Production Planners I and manage succession planning, and employee development
  • Perform other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED and six (6) years of specific experience in field maintenance or mining/manufacturing operations, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and six (6) years of related experience in field maintenance or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment including four (4) years of specific Planning experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field and two (2) years of related experience in field maintenance or mining/manufacturing operations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate safety leadership
  • Ability and willingness to do some traveling between sites (5%)


  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or equivalent certification

  • Proficient SAP and Microsoft Excel Skills

  • Planning experience within a mining environment

  • Experience in planning and scheduling activities

  • Knowledge of preventative planning and scheduling process

  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements

  • Experience with SAP, preferably using SAP Transaction Codes for planning and scheduling

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint

  • 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 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 regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart 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


Production Planner II - Sierrita/Bagdad, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaGreen Valley

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