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Title:  Human Resources Generalist II

Requisition ID:  127263

Claypool, AZ, US, 85532

Category:  Human Resources
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Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Performs highly complex Human Resources related duties at the professional level and carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, training, compliance, and recognition. Administers HR policies and procedures. Collects and analyzes HR data, assists the HR Manager with tasks as assigned and makes recommendations to Management. Coach and support new HR team members.

  • Lead employment and compliance based investigations.
  • Act as Company’s sole representative during legal and binding arbitration, appeal’s board and open door processes to settle disputes with employees.
  • Collaborate with site HR and Operations leadership to provide advice on HR and labor regulatory issues; this may include acting as a coach for new HR team members.
  • Collaborates with leadership in effective performance management (ensures alignment with policies and procedures) and coaches on developing effective pipeline and succession plans.
  • Implement cost effective and practical HR solutions while ensuring the ability to attract and retain required skills.
  • Implement projects as directed by site leadership, facilitating change management, engagement, coaching and advising of stakeholders.
  • Responsible for protecting and maintaining privacy of employee personnel records, including compensation information
  • Implement HR goals, processes, practices and systems to build organizational and individual capability (i.e., staffing, performance management, training & development, employee relations).
  • Guides leaders and employees regarding Company policies, values, HR programs and monitors for compliance with Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Analyzes and uses HR metrics, such as turnover, time system data and overtime reports, to determine appropriate action. Including supporting workforce planning and forecasting initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and one (1) year professional human resources experience; OR
  • Master’s degree and two (2) years related industrial or manufacturing employee relations experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years professional human resources experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years related industrial or manufacturing employee relations experience; OR
  • High School Diploma/GED and six (6) years professional human resources experience
  • Understand the business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective.
  • Understanding of and experience with most or all of the core aspects of Human Resources Management (staffing, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, leadership development, training, etc…).
  • Experience working within a dispute resolution process.
  • Experience in independently leading an investigation process.
  • Experience in addressing complex employee relations issues autonomously.
  • Experience in independently handling routine and complex scenarios utilizing various resources.
  • Experience leading a project to completion.
  • Ability to address and resolve workplace conflicts
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism, poise and diplomacy skills. Standing by decisions.
  • Ability to coach and influence leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Must possess consultative/collaborative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships with business partners.
  • Must be a confident communicator, including written and verbal skills, effective at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and ambiguous business conditions.
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity and absolute confidentiality.


  • Prior experience providing generalist support in a fast-paced industrial environment
  • Experience with an alternate dispute resolution process
  • Experience working in SuccessFactors and SAP or other HRMS
  • Experience using data to make decisions
  • Experience conducting complex investigations and documenting results in a comprehensive investigative report
  • Understanding the nuances of the staffing process: vacancy through to hire
  • Versed Microsoft applications


  • Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary and able to travel up to 10% of the time
  • 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 will be performed in a mine, outdoor 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, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart 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

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $69,000-$94,000. 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.  To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here:  Total Rewards Estimate


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Payson

Job Segment: HR, HR Generalist, Compliance, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Legal

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