Freeport McMoRan Rod Mill Production Operator II - Miami, AZ in Miami Mine/Smelter, 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.

Under direct supervision, this role performs duties related to the production process of a continuous-cast operation.

  • Assist in a production process such as casting, milling, coiling, shipping, furnace and refractory

  • Operate mobile equipment

  • Complete the appropriate skill level criteria of the progression program

  • Perform labor type work and keep facilities clean and free from job related safety hazards

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet prior level progression criteriaand/orone (1) year of related experience

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company

  • Ability to interact effectively with others

  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders

  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces

  • Ability and willingness to learn and apply new or changing job-related tasks as required


  • High School diploma or GED

  • Experience operating heavy industrial equipment/processes

  • Experience with basic hand/power tools

  • Basic computer skills

  • Previous Rod plant experience


  • 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 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 to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, walk on uneven surfaces, 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

  • May be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation

  • 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 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: Rod Mill Production Operator II - Miami, AZ

Location: AZ-Miami Mine/Smelter

Requisition ID: 1805513