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Title:  Master Mobile Crane Operator

Requisition ID:  128116

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category:  Operations
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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 general supervision, assists in providing operational and technical advice and guidance for designated mobile crane support group at assigned sites. 
  • Assist in the development and training of employees in mobile crane operations
  • Assist in the planning and preparation for scheduled jobs
  • Assist site management by actively participating in the company's safety programs, including behavioral audits, JSA's, SOP's, Near Miss Reporting, Metals and other programs determined by management
  • Assist management in complying with policies and procedures and environmental compliance
  • Understand cost control and assist in the development of department operating maintenance and capital budgets
  • Participate in the mentoring process for all new Mobile Crane Operators and Apprentices
  • Serve as a member on the selection panel for Certified/Master Mobile Crane Operators
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Journeyman Maintenance Technician/Mobile Crane Operator certification or license and Completion of an Apprenticeship Program and four (4) years of experience as a Mechanical Mobile Crane Operator in a related industrial maintenance/construction field working on a large mobile crane (150 ton and greater capacity), OR
  • Associate's degree in a Mechanical field or closely related field and four (4) years of experience as a Journeyman Mechanical Mobile Crane Operator in a related industrial maintenance/construction field working on a large mobile crane (150 ton and greater capacity)
  • Passed the Certified Crane Operator Practical exam
  • Candidate shall pass the Hands-on test
  • Completed DDI and TEAMS training or equivalent
  • Must have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Extensive experience in and knowledge ofrigging procedures, cable reeling and crane load testing
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of mobile crane preventative maintenance practices and inspection procedures
  • Working knowledge of Hydraulic equipment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications and advanced computer skills
  • Skills and ability to work in an environment with minimal direction
  • Ability to pass an annual physical (to include color recognition and depth perception)
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, blueprints and schematics for trouble shooting and repair in English
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime at a 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year operation.
  • Possess a good safety and attendance record
  • Ability to show up to work as required and on time
  • Must be eligible for transfer/promotion as per the Guiding Principles (internal candidates)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 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 performed in a mine or manufacturing plant 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 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 to heavy objects (up to 50 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

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 $28.00 - $38.00/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.  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: Safford

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Electrical, Inspector, Engineering, Quality

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