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Superintendent Technical

Phoenix, Arizona, US
Closing date
Mar 21, 2023

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Supervisory, Technicians
Work Term
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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.

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.


Under limited supervision manage all aspect of assigned area of responsibility including daily production, product quality, environmental management safety and maintenance. This includes strategic planning to improve overall value delivered in terms of risk management, throughput, recovery or reliability. Supervise through Senior Supervisors, supervisors or other superintendents in direct reporting responsibilities as needed.
  • Work with Managers and Superintendent for functional area to establish tactical and strategic goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned area within the business.
  • Direct Supervisors, Senior Supervisors and Superintendents and other staff in daily operations. Inspect daily operations and projects in progress and upon completion to ensure quality of work. Provide administrative and technical direction to staff; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversee and recommend the selection of key staff. Participate in the selection of staff.
  • Work with employees to correct deficiencies. Implement disciplinary procedures and recommend terminations. Investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary.
  • Forecast necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies, and capital improvement projects. Submit budget recommendations and justifications; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Develop, plan, and coordinate the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities, which may include project management, cost estimates and program development. Coordinate work with other units and site departments.
  • Provide operational/maintenance information and resources to site management and other departments. Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Review Capital Improvement Plans and make recommendations. Evaluate infrastructure, facilities and operating systems for needed maintenance and repair.
  • Determine the need for outside consultants and/or contractors within scope of authority and coordinate their activities of
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

This position requires international air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan's requirement for all employees whose job requires international travel, 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 internationally, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.
  • Master's degree in an Engineering discipline or business-related field and five (5) years of experience in engineering, related scientific field or operations including lead or supervisory experience
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry or related discipline and seven (7) years of experience in engineering, related scientific field or operations including lead or supervisory experience, OR
  • High School Diploma/GED AND ten (10) years of plant experience in projects and maintenance engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skilled in managing large/complex engineering projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree and/or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification
  • Additional certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required, depending upon the department/site.

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 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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