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Title:  Lead Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Recreation Center

Requisition ID:  126547

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category:  Retail
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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.


Under the direction of the Aquatics Specialist, perform assistance, training and supervision to Lifeguards/Swim Instructors as required.  Maintain and develop a comprehensive swim lesson program at the pool.  Perform public safety work in preventing injuries in the municipal pool facility.
  • Supervise and evaluate Lifeguard/Swim Instructing staff, manage pool deck area and its patrons
  • Perform a variety of duties including teaching swim lessons, constant observance of patrons, enforcement of safety rules and regulations, and administration of first aid and/or artificial resuscitation
  • Train Lifeguards/swim Instructors and Pool Aides in the policies, rules and regulations governing the use of the pool facilities
  • Responsible for the completion of all pool deck work (i.e., cleaning decks, gutters, guardhouse, diving boards, vacuuming, etc.)
  • Responsible for all aspects of running a comprehensive public swim lesson program and competitive swimming program
  • Prepare and maintain swimming schedules and training records
  • Assist in the conduct of special swimming activities
  • Keep accurate records of all essential functions related to the job
  • Handle all patron and pool problems in an efficient, timely and proper manner according to established procedures
  • Function as a lead part of a crew within an emergency plan for the handling of accidents in pool areas
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Three (3) months (one (1) season) of lifeguarding experience
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED Certifications
  • Knowledge of lifeguarding
  • Experience running swim programs



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification



  • 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
  • This is a Safety Sensitive role
  • 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 pay range for this role is currently $16.50 - $22.00/hour. 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.


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: Safford

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