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Title:  Industrial Hygiene Lead

Requisition ID:  99843

El Paso, TX, US, 79915

Category:  Health & Safety

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.


Engage primarily with the frontline workforce to raise awareness of health & safety policies, risks and controls.  Facilitate processes in the Health & Safety Management System, including occupational health programs & hazard assessments to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations, & company policies.

  • Assist or conduct detailed exposure assessments, analyses of operational procedures, facility design, equipment & materials, & audits. Develop, recommend & facilitate implementation of appropriate controls for occupational health hazards.
  • Directs employee engagement activities such as risk assessments & raising general occupational health awareness to employees, managers, & other stakeholders.
  • Prepare appropriate reports & presentations for management. Communicate effectively in one-on-one and group situations, both verbally & in writing.
  • Conducts & leads safety audits & inspects facilities within area of responsibility to ensure a safe working environment & compliance with regulatory laws.
  • Manages Industrial Hygiene functions or projects.
  • Trains staff from multiple divisions in health & safety procedures, including specialized occupational health training (e.g., confined space, hearing conservation) & Annual Refresher Training as required.
  • Accompanies MSHA/OSHA/State Mine Inspectors & document regulated field activities.
  • Conducts health & safety orientations, visit work sites and distribute literature to implement & promote health, safety & environmental policies & procedures.
  • May administer workers’ compensation program for the company, including interacting with workers’ compensation insurers, monitoring claims, developing & administering loss prevention & rehabilitation management/monitoring programs, maintain files, & provide necessary support in defense of claims.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Leading personnel and/or projects, AND
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, or closely related scientific or technical discipline and one (1) year of experience in industrial hygiene, OR
  • Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, or closely related scientific or technical discipline with no experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) internship or co-op experience (or equivalent) working in mining or industrial environment



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

Nearest Major Market: El Paso

Job Segment: Industrial Hygiene, Workers Compensation, Compliance, Law, Loss Prevention, Engineering, Human Resources, Legal, Security

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