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Freeport-McMoRan Contract Controls Specialist I in Tucson, Arizona

Contract Controls Specialist I

Requisition ID: 132123


Tucson, AZ, US, 85706

Category: Supply Chain

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. _Apply Today!    _

Where You Will Work   

Our Technology Center is home to a team of globally recognized engineers and scientists who provide innovative mining, processing and environmental solutions to our operations throughout the world. Our employees make use of state-of-the-art laboratories and test facilities, including a fully automated analytical lab – the first of its kind in the Americas. Employees provide direct support in a variety of areas: mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, analytical chemistry, mineralogy, process economics, mining and geology.  

Whether you choose to live in Green Valley, Sahuarita or Tucson, you will enjoy spectacular sunsets and mild winters, as well as numerous local attractions. Tucson is home to the Pima Air and Space Museum, University of Arizona and Sonora Desert Museum. Other notable community staples are several schools, hospitals, restaurants, parks, shopping centers and more. Visit ( to learn more.  


Under general supervision, provide expertise and leadership in scheduling and prioritizing contracting activities at assigned site. Oversee safety, quality, and performance of outside service contractors. Serve as site expert and Company representative, interfacing with contractors and multiple disciplines within the 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 are maintained and updated and that the payment methods are in place to ensure prompt payment to contractors

  • Review and approve invoices for correctness and accuracy of contractor work

  • Lead and drive collaborative sourcing efforts with stakeholders in outsourcing activities to include, but not limited to, insourcing/outsourcing decisions, development of 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 schedules; review and report on contracting budgets and run rates mitigating any potential risks

  • Monitor and report safety, health, and environmental requirements; ensure manpower and work force skills are adequate and quality standards are met

  • Utilize tools and resources in communicating contractor requirements and follow up on contractor work quality and completion

  • Master a working knowledge of Company’s contracting standards, programs, and goals

  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED and four (4) years of specific experience in maintenance, supply chain, or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment, OR

  • High School diploma or GED and four (4) years 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, with no experience required

  • Working knowledge of contracting activities


  • 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

  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office

  • Location requires mobility in an office environment

  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting

  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds

  • 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

*What We Offer You *

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $62,000-$85,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.Click here ( to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role. 

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits  

  • Company-paid life and disability insurance  

  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match  

  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave  

  • Tuition assistance  

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle  

  • Internal progression opportunities  

  • Learn more ( about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!  

*   What We Require   *

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.  

  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.  

  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.  

* Equal Opportunity Employer *

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