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Job Shadow in Civil/Mechanical/Geotechnical Engineering in Bagdad, AZ

This job shadow opportunity is available on March 6th or 7th, 2018, from 8:00am - 4:00pm, and is located at the Bagdad Mine in Bagdad, Arizona.  Experience a day in the life of a Geotechnical Engineer at our Bagdad Mine in Bagdad, AZ – just 2 hours North of Phoenix (4 hours North of Tucson).

Bagdad is home to the world’s first commercial-scale concentrate leach processing facility and one of the longest continuously operating solution extraction/electrowinning (SX/EW) plants in the world. While in Bagdad you will have the opportunity to tour the mine pit (where the ore is extracted), the mill (where ore is processed), and the tailings dam (where the tailings are deposited after copper is extracted).

8:00 am – Meet at the Bagdad Admin Building and have coffee/light breakfast
8:30 am- Meet General Manager/Engineering Manager/Environmental Manager
9:00 am – Site Specific Safety Training at Security Gate
9:30 am – Tour of Pit and Mill
12:00 pm – Lunch at Copper Country Grill
1:00pm – Tour of Tailings Dam
3:00pm – Closeout meeting at Tailings office
4:00pm- End of visit 

Guidelines: Expect heavy walking around the plant and on some tailing dam slopes. You will be required to watch a safety video at the site entrance gate. You must remain with your escort at all times during your visit.

Dress Code: Long sleeved shirt, jeans, and closed toed shoes (preferably steel-toed boots)

This is a great opportunity for students interested in Civil, Mechanical, Geological, or Environmental Engineering.

This is part of the UA Job Shadow Program (JSP). The JSP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain first-hand exposure to a career field and be mentored by actual professionals. Unless otherwise noted, the experience is one day long and will take place sometime during Spring Break, March 5-9. This is not an employment opportunity and future employment with the organization is not associated with this program. You may apply to no more than 5 JSP opportunities, and if accepted, you must attend a JSP orientation before receiving the contact information for your host. For more information, please visit