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Title:  Mobile Crane Operator

Requisition ID:  128115

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.


Responsible for safely operating all types of cranes and boom trucks. Inspect and assist with the inspection reports for cranes, boom trucks and forklifts. Assist with minor repairs on equipment. 
  • Responsible for safely operating all types of cranes up to 150 tons 
  • Assist site management by actively participating in company safety programs including behavioral audits, JSA’s, SOP’s, Near Miss Reporting, Metals and other programs determined by management 
  • Assist management in complying with company policies and procedures and environmental compliance 
  • Inspect and assist with the inspection reports for cranes and boom trucks and performing minor repairs on equipment 
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Two (2) years of experience in a related Industrial Maintenance/Construction mechanical Mobile Crane Operator field working with large mobile cranes (150 ton and greater capacity), boom trucks and forklifts
  • Must have completed academic and practical competencies required (this includes Line of Progression requirements for internal employees where LOP Exists) and have experience demonstrating the required aptitude. The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills while also passing a written assessment where required. This exam is based on skills/abilities and/or academic knowledge; as well as safety.
  • Selected Candidate shall pass the Hands-On Test - this exam will be a demonstration of practical skills to include diagnostics
  • Must pass Annual Physical (to include color recognition and depth perception)
  • Experience in rigging procedures and load charts
  • Experience in mobile crane Preventative Maintenance practices and Inspection procedures
  • Experience in cable reeling and crane load testing
  • Must be self-motivated, display leadership qualities and serve as an active member of a high performance team
  • Ability and willingness to learn about new equipment for the purpose of task training and mentoring others in the safe operation of cranes
  • Advanced computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Working knowledge of Hydraulic equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, blueprints and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Good safety and attendance records
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job
  • Willing and able to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime at a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, 365 day/ year operation
  • Ability to work overtime as required - this is a day-shift position and may require overtime and responding to call-outs
  • Must be eligible for transfer/promotion as per the Guiding Principles (internal candidates)




  • High School diploma or GED
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

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 $24.50 - $33.00 /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: Inspector, Hydraulics, Quality, Engineering

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