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Smelter Operator II - Steam Plant - Miami, AZ

Job Description
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.
Highly skilled worker who under general supervision safely performs duties related to the smelting of metals from ore in various areas of the plant.
Completes duties within assigned area or areas that could include the utility area, the Isa, the electric furnace, the converters, the anode plant and the acid plant
Responsibilities within the Isa smelting vessel area include:
Operating tapping machines and belting systems
Working on and around an industrial boiler
Responsibilities within the electric furnace area include:
Operating tapping machines
Operating a slag hauler (cress)
Cleaning launders which are used for molten metal transfers
Working around ventilation equipment which includes fans and scrubbers
Working with electrode-hydraulic systems
Performing housekeeping and minor maintenance activities such as troubleshooting equipment for smelter maintenance mechanics
Responsibilities within the converter area include:
Running belt systems
Handling silica flux and reverts
Operating a rotary furnace converter
Responsibilities within the anode plant include:
Working on water systems, casting systems, hydraulic systems, and refining processes
Responsibilities within the acid plant include:
Assisting with, and performing the starting and stopping of valves and pumps
Opening and closing valves
Acid stream sample retrieval
Analyzing samples for acid strength
Processing and analyzing samples in onsite lab
Responsibilities within the utility area include:
Unloading railcars that contain copper concentrate
Unloading bulk bags with various recycled materials such as foundry sands, precious metal scraps, and sludges that contain copper or precious metals
Managing truck unloading of copper concentrate, revert material, and silica
Transferring materials via belt systems that are distributed to different areas within the smelter
May assist with maintenance activities such as changing valves and piping
May operate skid-steer loaders, front-end loaders, 35 ton haul trucks, 75 ton overhead cranes, track excavators, forklifts, graders, water trucks, and vacuum trucks
Mentor and train fellow employees
Modify and create smelter operations standard operating procedures (SOP's)
Acts as a Fill-in Supervisor as needed
Perform area housekeeping
Perform other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
At least 2 (two) years of experience in trade
Possess good communication skills
Qualifications
Preferred
High School diploma or GED
Possess the knowledge of basic boiler systems and/or able to obtain the knowledge quickly through training
Experience with computers
Criteria/Conditions
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, and work on elevated platforms
Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
May 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
JobSmelter Operator II - Steam Plant - Miami, AZ
Primary LocationUnited StatesArizonaMiami Mine/Smelter
Requisition ID1805895

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