Hydromet Operator Trainee - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources 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 the world's largest publicly traded copper producer, 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Performs duties related to operating and assisting Hydromet plants; SX Rover, Crystal Plant, and EW Cell Walker.
Perform operating duties of SX Rover, Crystal Plant (CP) Centrifuge, and EW Cell Walker
Responsible for having knowledge of proper shut-down and start-up procedures of copper sulfate, tank house, SX, electrolyte, and transfer systems
Responsible for having knowledge of SX/EW, CP, and leach flow sheets
May assist with and perform pipeline, pump and motor, pond, rain gauge, dam, dam diversion, and berm inspections
May operate mobile equipment such as forklifts and light duty vehicles
May assist with maintenance activities
May assist with SX/EW, CP, Leach production crew activities such as packaging, cell maintenance, starter sheet fabrication, field maintenance, etc.
May assist SX Operator, CP Operator, and EW Operator in operating duties
Perform area housekeeping
Perform other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) months of experience in an industrial environment
High School diploma or GED
Three (3) months of experience in a process, manufacturing, or mining environment
Previous Hydromet SX,EW and/or Leaching Operations Experience
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, work on elevated platforms and work in confined spaces
Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
Will 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 per 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

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