Health and Safety Specialist I - Chino, NM
Freeport-McMoRan - New Mexico

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets on four continents, with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. As a core value, we pledge to continuously improve in meeting our commitment to work in the most safe, inclusive, environmentally and socially responsible manner practicable. Safety and health initiatives, both on and off the job, are a critically important investment in our employees.

We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals seeking a challenging, exciting and rewarding work environment for a company that supplies the world with metals that will sustain and expand economies and build infrastructure in developing nations. A world of opportunities is available to individuals who share in our commitments.

Facilitate processes in the Health & Safety Management System, including incident investigations and hazard assessments to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations, and company policies.

Conduct safety audits and inspect facilities within area of responsibility to ensure a safe working environment and compliance with regulatory laws

Coordinate between company managers, insurance administrators, physicians, and employees to investigate and process claims

Assist in Safety Training venues, including specialized safety training (e.g., confined space, LOTOTO) and Annual Refresher Training as required

Conduct health and safety orientations, visit work sites and distribute literature to implement and promote safety and/or environmental policies and procedures

Present health & safety related information and respond to questions or concerns from employees, managers, clients and the general public

Accompany MSHA/OSHA/State Mine Inspectors and document regulated field activities

May administer workers’ compensation program for the company, including interacting with workers’ compensation insurers, monitoring claims, developing and administering loss prevention and rehabilitation management/monitoring programs, maintain files, and provide necessary support in defense of claims

Handle additional Specialist projects as assigned


High School diploma or GED


four (4) years of Health & Safety experience,


two (2) years experience performing duties such as actively participating and/or leading safety committees, working on H&S initiatives, participating on emergency response/behavior based safety teams, participating in MSHA/OSHA inspections,


Associate’s degree in Health & Safety or a related field


two (2) years of Health & Safety experience,


Bachelor’s degree in Health & Safety or closely related degree


no experience

Preferred Qualifications (e)


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 30 pounds) during the course of the workday

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 Copper & Gold 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 Copper & Gold Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) digs its profits from copper and precious metal mines around the world. In 2011 FCX's proven...