Senior Mine Engineer

FreeportMcMoRan Copper & Gold   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 166 days ago

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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.
Under generalsupervision, contribute and lead a team to perform any phase of underground mine design, mine planning or othersupportfunctions within appropriate time and cost.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Lead projects and contribute mine planning expertise on large/complex site planning/construction and expansion or modifications for base metal and underground hard rock mine locations.
  • Contribute to site strategic planning, scheduling, budgeting efforts using software such as MineSight, Deswik or other scheduling and mine planning software
  • Conduct short and long range strategic mine planning to include cost determination, pit optimization, mine method selection, mine design, mine scheduling, ventilation design and planning, infrastructure design, equipment fleet requirements, drill and blast design, and economic analysis
  • Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to front-line and/or technical employees
  • May supervise front-line and/or technical employees
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement
  • Represent the site on company sponsored events
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Mine Engineering discipline or related engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field; OR
  • Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field
  • Recent hands-on experience using the principles and practices of Mine Engineering with at least two (2) typical mine functions (long or short-range planning, ore control, ventilation, geomechanical control, project management or supervision)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mine Engineering
  • Proficient in current Mine Engineering software (Mine Planning, Dispatch, etc.)
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to conduct a financial, economic, and cost analysis
  • Skill in effective communication both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to learn new tasks 
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards



  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification
  • Experience in underground open stoping, block cave or panel cave mining techniques
  • Experience using Deswik mining software packages, i.e. Deswik-CAD, Deswik-Scheduler, Deswik – MDM
  • Able and willing to travelinternationally


  • 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.