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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona, US
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Jul 2, 2022

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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.

Please note: This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time. The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations . This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York. Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors. Should the positions shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Collaborate with assigned teams responsible to maintain and enhance the overall performance and availability of global 2-way radio systems, differential GPS and other geolocation systems, telemetry systems, lightning detection, emergency warning systems, licensed and unlicensed backhaul microwave, video surveillance, physical access systems, and outdoor wireless mesh systems. Serve as tier 2 technical support for site teams responsible for maintaining these systems.
  • Provide tier 2 technical support, configure, install, and troubleshoot radio systems and equipment. Escalate issues to Sr. RF Engineer(s) and/or Architect as required.
  • Collaborate with site IS teams to oversee and assist with planned radio system maintenance activities while minimizing impact to services.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of service results and respond to any escalated service delivery issues in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively with other IS teams and outsourcing provider(s) to ensure technology solutions are effectively managed and performed.
  • Collaborate with Sr. RF Engineer(s) and/or Architect to design solutions and create implementation / support models for technology encompassing a specific specialization or platform.
  • Review reports to ensure all services are completely and successfully delivered. Proactively intervene to correct problems when they are encountered. Use metrics to improve processes.
  • Interface with the business users to elicit and define network communications requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position requires air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan's requirement for all employees whose job requires travel by air, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related field and, three (3) years of experience in radio frequency / information network services, OR
  • High School Diploma or GED and, seven (7) years of experience in radio frequency / information network services

Preferred Qualifications:
  • FCC General Operators License or equivalent
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in radio systems and radio frequency (RF) based systems
  • Five (5) or more years of experience with 2-way voice radio systems
  • Experience with licensed and unlicensed microwave radio systems
  • Experience with differential GPS or other geolocation systems
  • Experience with telemetry systems
  • Experience with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)
  • Experience with lightning detection systems
  • Experience with video surveillance and/or physical access control systems
  • Extensive understanding of Infrastructure design and support concepts.

  • 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 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 safey-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 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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