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Planner II Contract Controls - Safford, AZ

Date posted 06/12/2018

Job Description

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources 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 the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Under general supervision, provide technical expertise, guidance, and leadership in the scheduling and prioritizing of contracting activities at assigned site.  Oversee safety, quality, and performance of outside services contractors. 
  • Serve as site expert and company representative, interfacing with contractors and multiple disciplines within company on contracting activities
  • Perform contracting activities through the administration of contract requests, participating in sourcing activities and award recommendations, onboarding and offboarding of contractors, and issuing routine correspondence
  • Ensure contracts assigned to him/her are maintained and up-to-date and that the payment methods are in place to ensure prompt payment to contractors
  • Review and approve invoices for contractor work
  • Collaborate with Area Planners and Supervisors in the long range planning and scheduling for major production shutdowns that will require outside services support, including but is not limited to job identification, job priority, outside service requirements, material requirements, budget forecasts and contractor coordination
  • Lead and drive collaborative sourcing efforts with stakeholders in outsourcing activities to include, but not limited to, insourcing/outsourcing decisions, development of technical scopes of work, and contractor performance activities
  • Establish and monitor planned contractor schedules for plant/equipment within assigned area
  • Review and assist in prioritizing work schedule
  • Review and report on contracting budgets, run rates, and forecasting
  • Monitor and report safety, health, and environmental requirements
  • Ensure manpower and work force skills are adequate and quality standards are met
  • Provide guidance to operations/maintenance staff on contract control processes and activities
  • Serve as technical expert on contracting activities
  • Develop tools and methods to assist the operating and support departments in communicating contractor requirements for their areas and follows up on contractor work quality and completion
  • Master a working knowledge of Company’s contracting standards, programs, and goals
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of specific experience in maintenance, supply chain, or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment; OR
  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of related experience in maintenance, supply chain, or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment including specific Planning experience; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering or related field and three (3) years of related experience in maintenance, mining/manufacturing operations or a related field
  • Working knowledge of contracting activities



  • Experience managing Contractors and Contracts

  • Experience facilitating on-boarding processes from contractors to stakeholders – ensure timely responses to document deficiencies and updates

  • Experience with the maintenance of Contractor Badges – (De)Activation based on status of contract and/or training

  • Experience maintaining Daily Contractor Manpower Reports

  • Experience maintaining files of proper training documentation for all contractors

  • Knowledge and/or experience with SAP

  • Knowledge and/or experience with CAS

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Business Objects

  • Knowledge and/or experience with MetaStor

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Microsoft Office 


  • 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, or manufacturing 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

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Planner II Contract Controls - Safford, AZ

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United StatesArizonaSafford 5 (Mine Operations)

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