Senior Mine Engineer - Underground

Phoenix, Arizona, US
Nov 20, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world's largest publicly traded copper producers, the world's largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Under general supervision, contribute and lead a team to perform any phase of underground mine design, mine planning or other support functions within appropriate time and cost.

- Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects

- Lead projects and contribute mine planning expertise on large/complex site planning/construction and expansion or modifications for base metal and underground hard rock mine locations.

- Contribute to site strategic planning, scheduling, budgeting efforts using software such as MineSight, Deswik or other scheduling and mine planning software

- Conduct short and long range strategic mine planning to include cost determination, pit optimization, mine method selection, mine design, mine scheduling, ventilation design and planning, infrastructure design, equipment fleet requirements, drill and blast design, and economic analysis

- Develop and evaluate AFE's (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests

- Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to front-line and/or technical employees

- May supervise front-line and/or technical employees

- Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

- Evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement

- Represent the site on company sponsored events

- Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a Mine Engineering discipline or related engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field; OR - Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field

- Hands-on experience within the last five (5) years using the principles and practices of Mine Engineering with at least two (2) typical mine functions (long or short-range planning, ore control, dispatch, Geomechanical control, project management or supervision)

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mine Engineering

- Proficient in current Mine Engineering software (MinePlanning, Dispatch, etc.)

- Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions

- Ability to conduct a financial, economic, and cost analysis

- Skill in effective communication both verbally and in written form

- Ability to learn new tasks

- Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

- Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Preferred Qualifications

- Mine scheduling experience, ideally with Deswik® or related software
- Underground Mine design experience, ideally with Deswik
- Integrating underground mine design, schedules and costs as part of project controls
- Mine ventilation modeling (ideally with Ventsim®) or other software
- Exposure to block/panel cave mining methods and underground stoping

- Able and willing to travel internationally, specifically to West Papua, Indonesia

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

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