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Freeport McMoRan Shipping Operator - Bayway - Elizabeth, NJ in Bayway, New Jersey

Freeport-McMoRan Bayway Operations in Elizabeth, N.J., provide high-quality specialty copper products to industries large and small. We produce a complete line of electrolytic tough pitch copper and oxygen-free copper wire in assorted configurations. We have become a recognized industry leader for specialty copper products by building highly reliable products, delivering on time, and offering superior technical support and customer service.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan Bayway Operations.

Performs duties related to shipping finished product by receiving and charging feedstock, and maintaining inventory.

  • Uses SAP to pull inventory reports, create out bound deliveries, enter assay information to release cathode/Copper Sulfate for shipments

  • Operates light to heavy equipment such as forklifts

  • Performs pre-shift inspection of equipment

  • Safely loading of flatbed trucks (cathode) or box trucks (copper sulfate)

  • Knowledge of sending lead out for recycle (cathode)

  • May perform Operations support activities

  • May perform minor Maintenance activities

  • Performs area housekeeping

  • Creates shipping lots from bundles available to ship and prepares cargo for shipment so it is protected during domestic or international (for cathode) transport; for Copper Sulfate sample prep and shipping

  • Contacts sales for location to ship to and Contact carriers for scheduling trucks for pick-up

  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures in English

  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards


  • High School diploma or GED

  • Previous loading and unloading experience

  • Experience operating a forklift, loading and unloading trucks

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic, including fractions and decimals, using a standard calculator

  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc)

  • Experience packaging finished goods and weighing material


  • 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

  • Employee may be required to work in environments that may include exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, noise, fumes, and gasses

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, and ladders, work on uneven work surfaces, and work on elevated platforms

  • Frequently may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day

  • 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 per applicable 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/

Job: *Operations

Title: Shipping Operator - Bayway - Elizabeth, NJ

Location: NJ-Bayway

Requisition ID: 1901509