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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Civils Jobs, Mine Operations - Other Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
United States of America
New Mexico
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:

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)



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


  • 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 performed in a mine or manufacturing plant 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 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 to heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability


Mobile Crane Operator - Chino, NM

Primary Location

United StatesNew MexicoChino

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