Certified Mobile Crane Operator at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. - Safford, AZ (2024)

Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. | Safford, AZ

Posted Date 6/28/2024

Description At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you'll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. Apply Today!

Where You Will Work

In operation since 2007, Safford operations is a zero-discharge facility and one of the most sustainable mines in the United States. The operation's commitment to utilizing advanced technologies and sustainable practices strongly emphasizes safety and environmental stewardship. Located in southeastern Arizona, close to more than 4 million acres of national forest, employees and their families can connect with the great outdoors while fishing, rafting, hiking and more. Several educational institutions also are nearby, including a Northern Arizona University satellite campus, Eastern Arizona College, and the Gila Institute for Technology.

What You Will Do

  • Assist in providing operational and technical advice and guidance for designated mobile crane support group at assigned sites.
  • Assist in the development and training of employees in mobile crane operations.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation for scheduled jobs.
  • Assist site management by actively participating in Company's 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 Understand cost control and assists in the development of department operating maintenance and capital budgets.
  • Participate in the mentoring process for all new Mobile Crane Operators and Apprentices.
  • Serve as a member on the selection panel for Master Mobile Crane Operator
  • Perform other duties as required.
What You Bring To Freeport
  • Journeyman Maintenance Technician/Mobile Crane Operator- Completion of an Apprenticeship Program, or a two (2) year Associates Degree from an accredited college in the mechanical field or equivalent as determined by Freeport-McMoRan Management, and four (4) years of experience in a related Industrial Maintenance/Construction mechanical Mobile Crane Operator field.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of four-year journeyman/mobile crane operator experience or equivalent work experience with large mobile cranes (150 ton and greater capacity), and
  • selected candidate shall pass the written exam (Certified Crane Operator certification). This exam is based on safety and technical knowledge to include hydraulics, alignments, bearings, etc., and selected candidate shall pass the Panel Interview, and selected candidate shall pass the Hands-on test (also Certified Crane Operator Practical exam). This exam will be a demonstration of practical skills to include diagnostics.
  • DDI and TEAMS training or equivalent.
  • Must have Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Pass Annual Physical (to include color recognition and depth perception)
  • 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.
What We Offer You

The estimated pay range for this role is currently $29.00-$39.50/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. Click here to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role.

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match
  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Learn more about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!
What We Require
  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.
  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.
  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary34.25 Hour


Crane Operator

Per Diem


AddressSafford, AZ 85548

Certified Mobile Crane Operator at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. - Safford, AZ (2024)


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