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Title:  Manager Health & Safety Morenci

Requisition ID:  121456

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

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.


Under limited supervision, plan organize, manage and control the industrial hygiene and safety programs and systems. Supervises through Managers, Senior Supervisors and Superintendents.

  • Establish tactical and strategic goals, objectives, policies and procedures for assigned area.
  • Direct Managers, Supervisors and other safety staff in daily operations. Inspect daily operations and projects in progress and upon completion to ensure quality of work. Provide administrative and technical direction to staff; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and implement processes necessary to continuously improve the HSMS and ensure compliance and conformance with all legal, business and client requirements.
  • Lead complex and high severity incident investigations and root cause analyses. Provide guidance to management team during a crisis. Work with external parties in emergency response efforts. Oversee and maintain records of accidents as required by law.
  • Analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports and regulatory documents to identify potential impacts to the site.
  • Oversee and recommend the selection of key staff. Participate in the selection of staff.
  • Forecast necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies, and capital improvement projects. Submit budget recommendations and justifications; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Respond to employee Health and Safety inquiries and regulatory complaints.
  • Provide information and resources to site officials and other departments. Answer questions and presents at relevant internal and external conferences.
  • Coordinate the activities of consultants and contractors.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and five (5) year of experience in the Health & Safety or related field and direct experience leading or supervising personnel and/or projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of experience the Health & Safety or related field and direct experience leading or supervising personnel and/or projects.
  • High School Diploma/GED and eleven (11) years of experience in Health & Safety or related field and direct experience leading or supervising personnel and/or projects.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience managing site with MSHA oversight
  • Knowledge and working experience with EHS Mgmt Systems such as ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001



  • 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 is in a mine 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 and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard 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 state laws

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

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