2019 Summer Internship - Global Supply Chain - New Orleans, LA - (Job Number: 1805223) at Freeport-McMoRan Copper Gold Inc

Business/Strategic Management
Freeport-McMoRan Copper Gold Inc

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with an industry leading global portfolio of mineral assets.

Our intern program has been referred to as one of the top programs in the mining industry. By providing structure and access to top minds and technology in mining today, our internship will provide you the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of supply chain duties which could include but not limited to:

  • Receives and unloads goods and materials and places into inventory
  • Reviews Requisitions and places orders for goods and materials
  • Reviews inventory records to determine availability
  • Special projects to assist in the management of goods & services
  • Maintains records of delivered items and remaining inventory
  • Updates manual or automated inventory listings
  • Obtains quotes from potential vendors in the US and other parts of the world for equipment needed to operate the mine site
  • Interacts an conducts business with colleagues in Indonesia and other parts of the world on a daily basis
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled in an appropriate Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year university who will be entering their junior or senior year in fall 2018; OR
  • College graduate currently enrolled in an appropriate Master’s degree program
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of purchasing rules, regulations, inventory control systems and methods, forms purchase orders and accounts payable processes
  • Ability to research and gather information related to vendors, contracts, equipment and supplies
  • Ability to use computer databases to research, maintain and update records and files



  • Able to use a variety of computer software, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft office suite)
  • Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or related field
  • GPA of 3.0 maintained throughout program of study


  • 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 in an office, mine, or manufacturing plant 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, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) 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
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability
Job: Supply Chain
Primary Location: US-LA-New Orleans