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Environmental Scientist II

Safford AZ

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas 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, provides technical support and guidance for Environmental projects and programs at assigned site.


Installs, operates, and maintains environmental and emission monitoring instruments and testing equipment; analyzes data for compliance with regulatory requirements

Evaluates and assesses environmental risk and develops programs for risk reduction

Collaborates in recommending appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations

Reviews and/or prepares and maintains detailed records and files of environmental data and communications

Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

Maintains basic working knowledge of national, regional and local environmental, occupational health, and other applicable regulations

Maintains knowledge of site environmental policies and procedures

May provide leadership to less experienced Engineers and Technicians

May serve as Project Manager or technical expert on small to medium-sized environmental projects (e.g., compliance, remediation, or reclamation)

Leads or participates in regular audits and inspections of operations areas for purposes of ensuring compliance with site environmental policies, procedures and requirements of the Environmental Management System

Coordinates the timely recycling and disposition of materials and other company assets in compliance with applicable legal and other requirements

Tracks and reports the recycling and disposition of materials and other company assets as directed

Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Earth Science or related Natural Science (such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Forestry, Agriculture, Meteorology, Environmental/Natural Resource Management), or Mathematics/Computer Science including Accounting and Finance, Business Management or other Bachelor’s degree and three-plus (3+) years of Environmental or related experience, OR

Master’s degree in a related field and one-plus (1+) year of Environmental or related experience

Additional certification or licensure appropriate to the job may be required or preferred (US examples include: HAZWOPER, Method 9, DOT, EMS Auditor, Asbestos, Water Treatment Operator, or CHMM)

Knowledge of environmental compliance, permitting, incident investigating and reporting protocols

Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions

Skilled in managing small to medium-sized environmental projects

Able to analyze a wide range of soil, water and air samples to recognize potential environmental hazards

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

Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing




Able to make difficult and complex decisions in the field

Understanding of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Ability to provide timely guidance and assistance for field needs

Proficiency in RCRA and or ARD to provide training to employees

Impeccable recordkeeping to ensure compliance at all times

Able to communicate well to ensure high level of service throughout mine site

Understanding of Asset Recycle and Disposition

Understanding of the ISO 14001 process

Knowledge of quality control and field verification techniques for a variety of environmental media


For a full description and to apply: https://www.fcx.com/careers

Posted January 30, 2018

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