Senior Mine Engineer: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121 – Arizona

Senior Mine Engineer: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121





Under general supervision, plans and performs complex Mining Engineering duties related to development and production at assigned site.


  • Develop mine plans based on all available geological and geotechnical information to support long-range and short-range planning and production goals
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the site Management and subordinates on equipment selection, capital and operating costs, manpower, safety practices, and either existing or proposed technical aspects of mine operation
  • In collaboration with Management and subordinates prepare manpower, capital and equipment requirements to meet budgeting and forecast objectives
  • Prepare and optimize Life-of-Mine (LOM) phase designs, sequencing and ore reserves to minimize strip ratio and maximize NPV
  • Develop and manage mine waste stockpile designs within Corporate and regulatory guidelines
  • Proficient use of Mine Engineering software packages to help perform and interpret results in an efficient and timely manner
  • Mentors and trains new Engineers on how to perform Mine Engineering tasks using complex computer software
  • Recommend courses of action specifically to improve safety, operational efficiency, overall production cost and protect the environment
  • Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests
  • Supports open pit planning activities, including the development of alternative mining plans, to maximize the value of the operations
  • Evaluates and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Serves as Project Manager or technical expert, on large/complex site construction, expansion or modification projects
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams
  • Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining or Geological Engineeringandfive (5) years of related experience in Engineering or related field, OR
  • Master's degree in Mining or Geological Engineering andthree (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 withat least two (2) typical mine functions (long or short-range planning, ore control, dispatch, Geomechanical control, project management or supervision)
  • Knowledge of the principles, standards and practices of Mine Engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw timely and valid conclusions
  • Skilled in managing large/complex Engineering projects
  • Able to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification


  • 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 may be located at a mine site or work location on a permanent assignment, 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 regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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.

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