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Power Automation Technician - Morenci, AZ

Date posted 07/11/2019

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 minimal supervision, provides technical knowledge and guidance for designated interface groups.  Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and reliability of industrial control systems and equipment.
  • Interface between staff engineers, external technical representatives, power transmission and distribution representatives, operations, and maintenance personnel.  Experience with control system maintenance and associated project development/implementation 
  • Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and reliability of industrial control equipment (i.e. instrumentation, industrial communications, HMI, PLC, PC interface, protective relaying, power metering, and third party equipment)
  • Actively participates in safety and environmental programs and other programs determined by management
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of an approved electrical/instrumentation certification program and/or minimum of five (5) years electrical/instrumentation repair and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Completion of designated internal certification program within one year of hire
  • Experience in SCADA and HMI/PLC based control systems
  • Experience in protective relaying and power metering
  • Experience with acceptance/commissioning of substation equipment.
  • Strong technical knowledge in communication, interfaces and protocols
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime as business needs dictate
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job at the time of the job offer with or without reasonable accommodations

 

Qualifications

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associates of Applied Science Degree in a technical field
  • Experience with harmonic analysis and power load shedding
  • Knowledge of power distribution system switching
  • HMI/PLC programming and troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Understanding of historical data collection systems
Criteria/Conditions
  • 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 performed in a mine or manufacturing plant 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 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 to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety foot wear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and 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
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

 

Job

Power Automation Technician - Morenci, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaMorenci

Requisition ID

1902564

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