Senior Engineer - Mine Reliability

at Freeport-McMoRan in Morenci, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Senior Engineer – Mine Reliability

Requisition ID:


Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Engineering Services


Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining 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 one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


The Sr. Reliability Engineer works with a multidisciplinary maintenance team to determine the overall strategy and plans for the department and provides expertise, knowledge and guidance for maintenance related to predictive and preventive maintenance; equipment reliability and condition monitoring, etc.

+ Identifies System constraints and proactively pursues elimination of them through the continuous improvement cycle

+ Ensures continuous production is uniterrupted by equipment failures and reduces production costs through development of maintenance methods to improve process efficiency and reliability

+ Leads others and/or performs root cause analysis of equipment failures. Acts as a dsubject matter expert as required and assists in the identification and implementation of corrective actions or technologies

+ Researches new liability processes and identifies methods to predict and improve reliability

+ Performs onsite evaluation of existing processes and equipment and sets expectations within the department for precision maintenance

+ Reviews and establishes Key Performance Indices for equipment

+ Identifies PM opportunities and maintenance plans by leading failure mode and effect analysis

+ Analyzes current CMMS data for equipment health indicators and identifies reports to measure health indicators

+ Proactively devfelops and provides safety perspective for equipment and processes; makes recommendations of engineering solutions or methods to eleminiate hazards

+ Performs other duties as required

+ Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations

+ Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas

+ Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests

+ May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

+ May represent the site on company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams

+ Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field, OR

+ Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field

+ Proficiency of MS Office suite including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project

+ Ability to listen and understand information and ideas and express thought and ideas clearly and concisely through oral and written communication

+ Customer focused to provide quality service to improve equipment and process reliability

+ Knowledge and understanding of reliability centered maintenance practices

+ Experience with engineering design drawings and schematics

+ Self-starter with solid integrity

+ Understand the importance of safety, legality and qualit


+ 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 is 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 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Safford

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Job Posting: JC178102087

Posted On: Feb 18, 2021

Updated On: Mar 29, 2023

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