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Freeport McMoRan

Phoenix, AZ

Senior Planner - Work From Home

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-06-08
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-04-09

Job Description:

Senior Planner

Requisition ID: 93688


Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category: Maintenance


Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining 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 one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Please note: This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time. The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations . This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York. Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors. Should the positions shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.

In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement for all employees who are working or attending a meeting onsite at the corporate office, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entry, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.


The Maintenance Planner roles are critical within the Maintenance organization. They identify, collect, organize, and document work order job steps with operations (i.e. tasks), resources, tools, and materials required to safely and effectively execute a maintenance scope of work to improve equipment availability and improve maintenance cost efficiency (time-to-repair + quality-of-repair = lower maintenance costs).

Senior Planners oversee the division Maintenance Planning function, including the direct supervision of the planning staff, while maintaining a strong working relationship with front line Supervisors, relative to planning responsibilities. Ensure effective job planning, scheduling, communication, preparations, staging, budget/forecasting, runtime forecasting, warehouse storage levels and reporting. Responsible for the Freeport-McMoRan Mining Services Maintenance Standards process or source of structure for the maintenance process. Serve as the interdepartmental liaison for all divisions (i.e GSC, Mine Operations, Safety, etc.) as it relates to the Maintenance Planning process.

  • Directly supervise, develop and mentor the division Planners and other planning department staff. Responsible for setting meaningful objectives for the division Planners, develop and maintain effective working relationships with front line Supervisors, monitor and ensure quality control of planning processes through data measurement, ensuring adherence to all safety policies and procedure, etc.

  • Manage planning/scheduling processes to ensure appropriate daily, short term, and long-range planning and scheduling techniques are followed and executed properly. Ensure quality control in the application of planning processes and procedures. Pay special attention to preparation, communication, facilitation of intradepartmental activities and requirements, daily transaction requirements, and post job follow up. Ensure all relevant activities are properly performed in the maintenance management system (SAP).

  • Drive the divisional “Runtime Forecasting” process execution and outcomes by: 1) overseeing the development of detailed monthly plans for each area, 2) facilitating a productive reconciliation meeting with all mine stakeholders, 3) conducting a success- against-plan analysis each month.

  • Assist in division planning budget recommendations for the Superintendent. Ensure budget, forecast costs, parts availability and overall materials management processes etc. are in line with expectations.

  • Spend time in the field providing review of job preparation, execution, and follow up. Ensure that pre-job and post-job requirements are consistently accomplished to Freeport-McMoRan standards.

  • Establish and facilitate meeting with operations and maintenance to provide adequate and timely feedback to Division Superintendent on planning processes and schedules.

  • Perform other duties as requested

This position requires domestic travel including air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement for all employees whose job requires travel by air, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.

Freeport-McMoRan’s travel policy requires that all employees provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for company-related domestic and international air travel originating in the U.S. Will you be able to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air, as required for this position?


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years of progressive maintenance experience in mining/mfg or industrial operations, including five (5) years in a leadership or supervisory role, OR

  • Associates in a technical field and six (6) years related experience in field maintenance in mining/mfg or industrial operations, including three (3) years in a leadership or supervisory role OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field and four (4) years progressive maintenance experience in mining/mfg or industrial operations including supervisory or lead experience.

  • Thorough understanding of concepts and workflow of Maintenance Planning/Scheduling

  • Thorough understanding of mining and/or processing equipment function

  • Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office applications

  • Demonstrated competency in maintenance management systems and associated applications.

  • Demonstrated professional/effective written and oral communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SAP maintenance functionality

  • Working knowledge of Asset Manager Applications (SAM Mobile Device)

  • Required to travel domestically and internationally

  • Effective communications and collaboration with site stakeholders

  • Understanding of Business Objects and/or Power BI reporting

  • Intermediate knowledge of interfaces between maintenance, finance, HR, project and procurement systems

  • Maintenance knowledge of Mining Mobile and Plant Equipment

  • Support Reliability Centered Maintenance concepts


  • 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 allowed by 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 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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Job ID: 4440367165179773102

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