My name is Ron Hickman and I am currently in my senior year of civil engineering. This summer I worked for Freeport-McMoRan in Bagdad Arizona. My job included working on several projects at the Bagdad Copper Mine. My main project was to perform the engineering project management for a road reconstruction that would be completed in the spring. This included creating AutoCAD plans, performing hydrologic analysis on rainfall data, doing hydraulic design for various drainage infrastructure, and writing scope of work documents.
To complete these tasks I was required to do field surveying as well as using information from topographic models. I also worked on the structural design for a tie off point above the copper filter feeding tank, and helped monitor the integrity of the primary crusher transport tunnel for safety assurance. Overall it was a great summer and I learned many skills that I will be able to take with me for the rest of my carrier.