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Root Cause Analysis Program Mgr - Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Health & Safety Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:
Provides overall strategic management and direction to support the organizational goals related to the elimination of systemic causes of safety incidents and issues.  The RCA Program Manager will lead a team of RCA Specialists and provide direction for overall analysis/investigation of safety incidents that affect our business operations across North & South America.  The RCA Program Manager will manage the RCA Program across the Company with a focus on incident analysis overview, introducing continuous improvement strategies, training oversight and developing unique solutions that will help reduce reoccurring safety incidents.  This position reports to a Director of Health & Safety (DOHS).
  • Strategically manages entire RCA program, including developing processes, goals and objectives related to the success of this program and elimination of reoccurrences.
  • Drives implementation of process control strategies using data and trend analysis, root cause analysis & corrective actions. 
  • Creates and manages quality mechanisms to ensure periodic assessments of program and drives continuous improvements to process.
  • Facilitates a critical control improvement plan based on RCA findings, for communication and implementation across the organization.
  • Creates and adjusts RCA program KPI’s to reflect improvements in the organization’s safety performance.
  • Regularly reports relevant data and trending events to various audiences including site General Managers, DOHS Directors, site managers, etc.
  • Creates and manages a grading mechanism for all completed RCA’s.
  • Monitors and ensures timely implementation and effectiveness of approved RCA solutions.
  • Reviews completed RCA’s for consistency and effectiveness.
  • Supervises RCA Specialists in daily activities surrounding investigations and RCA’s and ensures that the right resources are available to investigate, identify and resolve the root cause of a problem.
  • Provides guidance to RCA specialists on various subjects such as investigation methods, facilitation skills, mediator skills, etc.
  • Leads and mentors team to advance the a safety and quality culture based on KPI results.
  • Provides support to the RCA specialists when conflicts arise and require additional guidance for resolution.
  • Perform other duties as requested
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years Health & Safety, Engineering, Process Improvement,  Technical experience or related experience/field OR
  • Master’s degree and five (5) year of Health & Safety, Engineering, Process Improvement,  Technical experience or related experience/field
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills (ability to quickly grasp problem, understand its complexities, analyzing the issue and identifying risk & break down complex problems)  
  • Proficient investigation skills
  • Provide leadership and work direction, and evaluate the performance of subordinate RCA staff
  • Ability to analyze information of considerable complexity and draw conclusions (interpret trends and patterns and prioritize responses)
  • Confident communicator and presenter, including written and verbal skills, effective at all levels of the organization 
  • Strong facilitator and mediator qualities (creating inclusive environment, stimulates conversations, sets guidelines, remains impartial, high-level of perceptiveness, etc.
  • Strategic and tactical thinker with the ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to effectively manage RCA program
  • Ability to coach and influence leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities that encompass amongst other things, a naturally inquisitive, strategically focused problem solver, detail-oriented, positive disposition, high level of accountability, motivating others to develop, adapting to change, encouraging others to succeed, inspiring ideas, cultivates a positive team culture that creates an inclusive environment, and seeking out way to serve others. 
  • 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


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) 
  • Root Cause Analysis/Incident investigation background
  • Six Sigma experience or certification
  • Ability to analyze and use information gathered through Root Cause Analysis, 5-Whys Analysis, Risk Management Processes, and/or Equipment System Processes
  • Data Analytics/Data Mining Skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and negotiation skills, as well as a high degree of initiative
  • Previous experience in a mining, metal manufacturing, heavy industrial or fabrication environment
  • Knowledge of MSHA/OSHA/other regulatory agency requirements
  • Ability to travel 25 to 30% of the time   
Long Description

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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