Freeport McMoRan Equipment Operator 1 - Construction - Reclamation Services - Tucson, AZ in Oro 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.

Under general supervision, performs duties related to the operation of heavy equipment in support of special projects including operating mobile equipment, rigging, suspended loads, equipment lubing, equipment fueling, and handling of ACB mats. Work in project, mobile construction environment with tight finish grade and production expectations.

  • Performs general labor duties which may include but is not limited to: use of ground tools, shovels, hand tools and power tools

  • Operates heavy mobile equipment which may include but is not limited to:haul trucks, water truck, excavators, track dozers, motor graders, and front end loaders

  • Safely handles and supports placement of articulated concrete block (ACB) mats

  • Completes rigging and suspended loads; this includes securing loads within appropriate load limits and assembling rigging to lift and move equipment/materials

  • Performs minor maintenance activities such as lubing and fueling equipment

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of mobile equipment operating experience, to include at least two different types of equipment

  • Knowledge of equipment components and practices that reduce component damage and wear

  • Ability to identify and stop unsafe conditions


  • High School diploma or GED

  • Experience in Heavy Civil Construction, including road construction, production, finish, underground

  • Experience in the following: revetment, structural, concrete, piping, culvert (DOT) specifications, welding, surveying

  • Handling articulated concrete block (ACB) mats, equipment lubing and fueling procedures, rigging and suspended loads

  • Willing and able to travel and find own lodging to live temporarily near work locations which vary depending on project, from the beginning of the work week to the end of the work week


  • 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, requiring clearance to be fit-for-duty through a pre-employment physical

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

  • While performing the 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

  • Must be willing and able to travel and live temporarily at the work sites which vary depending on project, from the beginning of the work week to the end of the work week

  • Current schedule consists of 10 hours a day, 4 days a week and frequently includes overtime and the possibility of additional days worked; schedule may vary depending on project requirements

  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and, as needed: respirator, rubber steel-toed boots, gloves, fall protection, protective clothing, goggles, face shield and 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

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: Equipment Operator 1 - Construction - Reclamation Services - Tucson, AZ

Location: AZ-Oro Valley

Requisition ID: 1805688