Human Resources Generalist I - Safford Mine - Safford, AZ

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold - Safford, AZ4.1

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.

Performs basic Human Resources related duties at the professional level and carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, training, compliance, and recognition. Administers HR policies and procedures. Collects and analyzes HR data, assists the HR Manager with tasks as assigned and makes recommendations to Management.
Implements Human Resources goals, processes, practices and systems to build organizational and people capability (e.g., staffing, performance management, training & development, employee relations)
Collaborates with site HR and Operations leadership in order to provide advice on HR and labor regulatory issues
Participates as a Company representative during legal and binding arbitration, appeal’s board and open door processes to settle disputes with employees
Assists and supports employment and compliance based investigations under the direction of HR team members
Supports workforce planning and forecasting initiatives in alignment with site and corporate HR processes and goals
Implements cost effective and practical Human Resources solutions while ensuring the ability to attract and retain required skills
Assists with projects and HR improvements as directed by leadership; facilitating change management, engagement, coaching and advising of stakeholders
Responsible for protecting and maintaining privacy of employee personnel records, including compensation information
Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary and able to travel up to 10% of the time
Performs other duties as requested
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Understanding of most of the core aspects of Human Resources Management (staffing, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, leadership development, training, etc.)
Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism, poise and diplomacy skills; standing by decisions
Must possess consultative/collaborative style and approach
Must be a confident communicator, including written and verbal skills, effective at all levels of the organization
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and ambiguous business conditions
Demonstrates high level of integrity and absolute confidentiality
Demonstrates leadership qualities that encompass amongst other things, a positive disposition, high level of accountability, motivating others, adapting to change, expressing confidence, encouraging and developing others to succeed, inspiring ideas, cultivates a positive team culture that creates a caring and inclusive environment, and seeking out ways to serve others


Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business or related discipline
PHR/SPHR Certification(s)
Experience working in a mining or industrial setting
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 will be performed in a mine, outdoor 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
Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds during the course of the workday
Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, 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 as per 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