PT Freeport Indonesia, one of the largest mining company and the best in the world.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., often called simply Freeport, is the world's lowest-cost copper producer and one of the world's largest producers of gold. It was formerly based in New Orleans, Louisiana but moved its headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona, after acquiring copper producer Phelps Dodge in 2007; its headquarters are located in the Freeport-McMoRan Center in downtown Phoenix. In addition to Phelps Dodge, its subsidiaries include PT Freeport Indonesia, PT Irja Eastern Minerals and Atlantic Copper, S.A. Freeport is the largest publicly traded copper and molybdenum producer in the world.
Best known for its Grasberg mine in Papua province, Indonesia, the company is the largest taxpayer to the Indonesian government. It mines and mills ores containing copper, gold, molybdenum and silver for the world market. Richard C. Adkerson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and James R. Moffett is the company's Chairman.
In 2003 Freeport acknowledged it had been paying the local Indonesian military and police to handle the Grasberg mine's security operations. Freeport argues that this is necessary to provide security to its employees, both local and foreign. The Indonesian security forces commit systematic human rights violations, particularly against environmental groups and supporters of a return to West Papuan independence as before the Indonesian military seized power in 1969.
In 2005, the New York Times reported that company records showed the total amount paid between 1998 and 2004 amounted to nearly US$20 million, distributed among both officers and units, with one individual receiving up to US$150,000. The company response was that there was "no alternative to our reliance on the Indonesian military and police in this regard", and that the support provided was not for individuals, but rather for infrastructure, food, housing, fuel, travel, vehicle repairs and allowances to cover incidental and administrative costs.
Since October 17, 2011 the company halted mining operation in Papua, amid a strike that has led to a deteriorating security situation and intensified calls for independence. 70 percent of workers joined the strike appeal to increase the salary since September 15, 2011, block the roads, clash with policemen, killing of 3 people by unidentified gunmen and cut concentrate pipeline in several places.
Job Opportunities at PT. Freeport Indonesia for January 2012
We give opportunity to the best graduates from various colleges with educational backgrounds to join the Graduate Development Program (GDP) of PT Freeport Indonesia.
Graduate Development Program (GDP)
Requirements for Applicant
Educational background :
- Teknik Pertambangan
- Teknik Industri
- Teknik Geologi
- Teknik Geodesi
- Teknik Sipil
- Teknik Mesin
- Teknik Elektro
- Teknik Metalurgi
- Teknik Kimia
The requirements to be met as follows :
- S1 or S2 degree from one of the majors that listed above
- Maximum 2 years from the year of graduation (graduation year 2010 to present)
- Have a minimal grade point average (GPA) of 2.80
- Maximum age 30 years
- Willing to be stationed in Papua
This program aims to open up development opportunities to the students of Indonesia who will graduate and recently graduated from college. The participants will undergo a development program with a period of 3 (three) years under a contract of PT Freeport Indonesia.
Note : The latest submission date is on January 31st, 2012.
For more information about the program of GDP, please contact PT. Freeport Indonesia
For those candidates who pass the selection test will be sent an invitation administratively to take the test interview or take the test at the company