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Security Specialist - Safford, AZ

Date posted 08/13/2017

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.
Overall shift responsibility for protecting personnel and property through internal and external patrol work along the mining property perimeter, warehouses and office building located in Safford and Thatcher city limits.  Manage visitor, contractor and vendor access in support of overall site security plan.  Provides shift coordination and serves as operational lead for security officers ensuring engagement and alignment to company processes.  
  • Perform security checks on all secure and restricted locations for internal and external Company owned property (operate and facilitate maintenance on assigned security vehicle)
  • Serve as a shift coordinator and operational lead for Security Officers; including but not limited to conducting pre-shift team meetings and workplace examinations
  • Manage access request for unmanned gates and secure/restricted locations; processes all key and ID badge requests; records all access information
  • Conduct shift security searches as needed and appropriate
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency situations; provide scene security or escort for mayday, crisis or other significant site events; communicate with local law enforcement and other outside agencies as appropriate
  • Responsible for verification of visitor access credentials, training review, and arrangements of required escorts to/from property perimeter gates, occupational health clinic and/or off-site medical centers
  • Conduct and/or assist in basic initial security investigations for theft, drug & alcohol, work place violence issues, safety incidents and minor medical treatments
  • Develop and provide reports for management
  • Perform basic computer data entry, including but not limited to: shipping/receiving, incident reporting, shift summary logs
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in Security or Law Enforcement
  • One (1) year of supervisory or lead experience


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of security operations and procedures
  • Problem solving/resolution experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic computer skills 
  • 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
  • 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 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

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Security Specialist - Safford, AZ

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United StatesArizonaSafford 5 (Mine Operations)

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