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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Mobile Crane Operator - Chino, NM


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Silver City, NM, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

Job Description:

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 safely operating all types of cranes and boom trucks. Inspect and assist with the inspection reports for cranes, boom trucks and forklifts. Assist with minor repairs on equipment.
  • Responsible for safely operating all types of cranes up to 150 tons
  • Assist site management by actively participating in company 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
  • Inspect and assist with the inspection reports for cranes and boom trucks and performing minor repairs on equipment
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience in a related Industrial Maintenance/Construction mechanical Mobile Crane Operator field working with large mobile cranes (150 ton and greater capacity), boom trucks and forklifts
  • Selected Candidate shall pass the Hands-On Test - this exam will be a demonstration of practical skills to include diagnostics
  • Must pass Annual Physical (to include color recognition and depth perception)
  • Experience in rigging procedures and load charts
  • Experience in mobile crane Preventative Maintenance practices and Inspection procedures
  • Experience in cable reeling and crane load testing
  • Must be self-motivated, display leadership qualities and serve as an active member of a high performance team
  • Ability and willingness to learn about new equipment for the purpose of task training and mentoring others in the safe operation of cranes
  • Advanced computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Working knowledge of Hydraulic equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, blueprints and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Good safety and attendance records
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job
  • Willing and able to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime at a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, 365 day/ year operation
  • Ability to work overtime as required - this is a day-shift position and may require overtime and responding to call-outs
  • Must be eligible for transfer/promotion as per the Guiding Principles (internal candidates)