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United States of America
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Full Time / Permanent
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Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.

Under the general supervision of the Climax Technology Center Manager, the Hazard Communication Specialist authors and maintains Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and hazard labels in compliance with global regulations applicable to the company worldwide product portfolio.  Provides the regulatory interpretation on GHS/OSHA/REACH requirements for the Climax Molybdenum Company globally. Partner with transportation, labeling and packaging departments for molybdenum products.

  • Author and maintain Safety Data Sheets and hazard labels in compliance will all regional jurisdictions for worldwide Climax products, byproducts, intermediates, and concentrates
  • Ensure conformance of SDS content to the U.S. and international SDS guidelines
  • Monitor and keep up-to-date with the changing regulatory environment as it pertains to hazard communication and labeling and proactively communicate to the CTC manager
    • Communicate with internal technical experts and H&S resources to ensure SDS content accuracy and quality
    • Facilitate internal meetings and communications across the Climax organization to gain consensus toward SDS content
  • Ensure that requirements are met relating to shipping of the Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods and environmental regulations relating to air, water and soil as applicable to SDS’s
  • Participate in trade associations and/or technical associations relating to metals, such as molybdenum, lead, copper, nickel, silica, aluminum, etc. 
  • Maintain and update product labeling required for the U.S. and international sales
  • Evaluate external information sources and judge suitability for inclusion in SDS’s
  • Monitor and maintain internal SharePoint applications, files and metadata to ensure consistency and accurate document control as well as availability to the company personnel
    • Responsible for maintaining current copies of the Climax SDSs in the corporate SDS repository, Sphera
    • Enter and maintain foreign language translations for all SDS’s and labels
  • Analyzes data from government publications, vendors and other sources for regulatory data and provides the impact analysis on any changes/trends that may affect SDS/labeling
  • Coordinate closely with Climax Moly representatives on the IMOA HSE Committee and EU team members regarding regulatory matters and REACH activities
  • Provide internal and external customer support to corporate customer services and sales personnel with respect to customer inquiries; assist with resolution as needed
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology or other equivalent Sciences; AND
  • Three plus (3+) years of experience in Mining, Manufacturing, Metals Conversion, Petrochemical, Chemical or equivalent industry
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions and disseminate to management in a group setting
  • Knowledge of authoring Safety Data Sheets utilizing software packages
  • Understanding of basic concepts/principles of toxicology
  • Technical expertise in the areas of air, water quality, and waste management permitting and site-level management
  • Strong analytical and good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions (skilled in strategic and consequence thinking)
  • Experience in interfacing with regulatory agencies, evaluating, and complying with regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail in all contact with regulatory agencies
  • Familiar with management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001)
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards



  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology or equivalent Sciences
  • Knowledge of and interaction with regulatory agencies
  • Ability to communicate in any of the following languages: Spanish, Dutch and English
  • Knowledge of GHS/OSHA/EU standards, REACH regulations, and compliance requirements


  • 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 is in a production 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 lbs) 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 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.

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Hazard Communication Specialist II - Climax Technology Center - Sahuarita, AZ

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