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Freeport-McMoRan Geomechanical Engineer I (Mine Geotechnical) - Morenci in Morenci, Arizona

Geomechanical Engineer I (Mine Geotechnical) - Morenci

Requisition ID: 131608


Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category: Engineering Services

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. _Apply Today!  _

*Where You Will Work *

Located approximately 50 miles northeast of Safford, Arizona on U.S. Highway 191, Morenci operations (an open-pit copper mining complex) has been in continuous operation since 1939. The operation consists of two concentrators, crushed-ore leach pad and stacking system, a low-grade run-of-mine (ROM) leaching system; four SX plants; and three EW tank houses that produce copper cathode.

Morenci is a unique company town where our employees and their families can reconnect with nature through hiking, fishing, camping, hunting and numerous parks. The company offers several amenities, including company housing OR employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $750 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines, a newly constructed daycare and community center, library, health-care facilities, state-of-the-art fitness centers, a movie theater and a skate park. Our dedicated Parks and Recreation Division plans activities for people of all ages, making sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit the Morenci town website (  to learn more.

What You Will Do

  • Assist in geomechnical project oversight and review, relating to outside consultants, pit slope water control, structural geology, design slope angles and interfacing with mine design and planning.

  • Assist in slope stability data collection, analysis and remedial work including slope monitoring data processing, rock strength parameters, geologic structures, slope control blast designs, and slope angle reviews.

  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant slope stability and geomechnical information to mine and site personnel.

  • Assist in conducting and communicating the results of inspections of pit walls, stockpiles, and site access roads.

  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe mining of mine reserves relating to slope monitoring, slope maintenance, slope and catch bench designs, blasting, geomechnical data acquisition and analyses. Perform other duties as required

What You Bring To Freeport

  • B.S. Degree in Mining, Geological, Geotechnical Engineering with no experience required

  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Mining, Mining Engineering and Geotechnical applications in a hard rock open pit mine environment

  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis

  • Skilled at researching, analyzing and communicating information of considerable difficulty and develop appropriate conclusions and action plans

  • Skilled in managing Engineering projects related to a hard rock open pit setting

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability

  • What We Offer You

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently  $76,000-$104,000 . This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.Click here ( to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role. 

  • Employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $750 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits 

  • Company-paid life and disability insurance 

  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match 

  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave 

  • Tuition assistance 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle 

  • Internal progression opportunities 

  • *Learn more ( about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package! *

*What We Require  *

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam. 

  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing. 

  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation. 

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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