Business Solutions Architect II - Control Systems

FreeportMcMoRan Copper & Gold   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

Identify and realize opportunities and initiatives in the following areas: information systems, process automation infrastructure and continuous improvement. Analyze existing or proposed systems, to include implementation, integration, monitoring and optimizing strategies, process, systems and methodologies to support operations, Corporate objectives and initiatives. Maintain continued support of the current process automation infrastructure and systems including upgrades or reimplementation of the platform.

  • Manage early “Initiation” activities for system solutions to meet process automation needs for operations; ensure system and/or infrastructure analysis designs and process maps are documented and communicated with business executives and senior management
  • Work closely with process automation globally, define process automation-centric MIS requirements and evaluate available and/or custom system solution options
  • Analyze business and systems needs in terms of functional and technical requirements including MIS, Process Automation and business process solutions portions of proposed solutions; mange appropriate action based on proposed solutions
  • Work with the process automation infrastructure and operations platform project teams on building and executing operational project plans and support
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify key suppliers, strategic alliances, and required process improvements; work with business process owners to understand tactical and strategic plans to support operations
  • Identify MIS related user satisfaction issues within assigned business processes; communicate issues to MIS management and lead resolution of these issues within MIS
  • Provide MIS assistance to production support, including system configuration, system monitoring, and updating interfaces with customer business processes
  • May coach other team members to develop stronger functional and technical skills for the systems and infrastructure they are aligned to support; where applicable, lead and motivate analysts and other platform employees
  • Stay current on new business processes and/or new technologies that may impact operations, process and information systems technology and methodology strategies, facilitation techniques and project management concepts
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology field including four (4) years of Project Management experience on medium to large system implementations
  • Knowledge of requirements development, requirements analysis and operations management



  • Experience supporting network infrastructure (Cisco)
  • Experience with industrial automation and controls
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security tools
  • Working experience with Hyperconverged Systems (Nutanix)
  • Strong working knowledge and experience developing processes and procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and/or architectural documents
  • Previous experience mentoring and training team members and peers
  • LAN administration experience to include virtual infrastructure, servers, and workstations


  • 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
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently, sit, stand, and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • 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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