Freeport McMoRan Senior Health and Safety Specialist - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ in Green Valley, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources 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 the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment and compliance with regulatory laws at assigned facilities.

  • Audit processes and facilities within area(s) of responsibility to ensure the Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) is in compliance and conforms not only to Freeport-McMoRan Corporate requirements, but with all applicable local, state, federal and business requirements

  • Manage MSHA/OSHA/State Mine Inspector visits, evaluate field activities, address potential violations with Inspectors, and ensure documentation of all potential violations are completed as required

  • Develop processes necessary to continuously improve the HSMS and ensure compliance and conformance with all legal, business and client requirements

  • May assist or train lower level Specialists

  • Analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports and regulatory documents to identify potential impacts to the site

  • Present information and respond to Health and Safety questions or concerns from employees, managers and the general public

  • Respond to employee Health and Safety inquiries, regulatory complaints and/or community groups

  • Conduct safety orientations, visit work sites and distribute literature to implement and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • Evaluate safety training venues annually to ensure presentation materials are pertinent, meet regulatory requirements, and are presented in a professional manner

  • Oversee the development of new safety training programs as required

  • Handle special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degreeandfour (4) years of Health & Safety experience,OR

  • Master’s degreeandtwo (2) years of Health & Safety experience


  • Understanding MSHA/OSHA regulations and field application

  • Working knowledge with OHSAS Health and Safety Management Systems/Experience with providing statistical data

  • Ability to work with diverse groups and cultures

  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills


  • 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 fifty (50) pounds during the course of the workday

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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 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: *Health & Safety

Title: Senior Health and Safety Specialist - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ

Location: AZ-Green Valley

Requisition ID: 1901059