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Research Librarian - Geology - Oro Valley

Date posted 05/16/2018

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, organize, store and retrieve technical Geology information for Freeport-McMoRan staff.  Catalogue and index internally produced files, reports and maps.

  • Manage the classification, cataloging, and storage for internal files, reports, maps and other documents stored on various media
  • Serve as a resource to Company staff, by conducting research and keeping abreast of current geology topics
  • Perform literature searches and process technical information requests
  • Collaborate with Company technical information staff on cataloguing and index practices
  • Utilize computer software and information database services
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, including familiarity with Economic Geology and Exploration Practices with no experience required
  • Interest in cataloguing Geologic records
  • Must have some knowledge of technical Geology literature
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, precise and accurate in all functions of the position
  • Skilled in utilizing Internet resources and searching on-line databases
  • Proficient in utilizing computer software including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to interact successfully with all levels of staff, clients, and vendors
  • Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards



  • Prior experience with cataloguing records
  • Experience with databases and data entry
  • Proficient in utilizing computer software such as Marc Edit, EndNoteX8, Adobe Acrobat Pro


  • 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 primarily performed in an office setting
  • Must be able to travel primarily to site locations near Tucson and Oro Valley, and occasionally to additional site locations as needed
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine or manufacturing plant or outdoor 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, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to twenty-five (25) 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.

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