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Job: Safety Manager, ASARCO LLC, Sahuarita, AZ

General Information

Job title:
Safety Manager
Job location:
Sahuarita, AZ  85629 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
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Job Category:
Risk / Safety

Job Description

Location: Mission Mine
Current # Open: 1
Employee Type: Salary



Manages and leads the safety/ staff in the same goals. Develop training and programs to improve safety performance. Manage the overall site security effort. This position provides the managerial and leadership skills necessary to insure a high degree of safety in the workplace, compliance with all ASARCO, MSHA, and other regulatory programs and policies.


  • Responsible for daily management and supervision of the safety staff and security contractor.

  • Determine daily safety/accident report and plan activities with staff.

  • Support General Manager in efforts to provide a compliant, safe and accident free workplace.

  • Responsible for all new employee and refresher MSHA training.

  • Insure a safe accident free workplace, follow and instruct others in following all safe work practices and procedures.

  • Hold and attend safety meetings and otherwise comply with the safety programs.

  • Develop improvement plans for all aspects of the areas and mentor staff members relating to teamwork and succession planning.

  • Administer the Workers' Compensation program.

  • Set goals for, measure performance and periodically evaluate staff, then prepare summary for further success or improvement as necessary.

  • Interact with and manage the periodic MSHA or other regulatory inspections and compliance including any legal review or appeal. This includes conferencing citations with MSHA at the local, regional and federal level.

  • Keep current with changes or additions to MSHA or other regulatory compliance levels.

  • Conduct as needed security functions and review to best protect the plant from loss including theft protection, insurance or other loss protection etc.

  • All else necessary to support the success of the Mission Operations and the company to the fullest extent possible.

  • Coordinate and monitor WC activities, closely track the cost of WC and take action to reduce it.

  • Developing and adhering to yearly budgets for Safety Equipment, MSHA violations, Contract Security Personnel, etc.


  • Monitor workplace compliance programs/policies and counsel employees.

  • Develop SOPs and training programs etc. that are useful and meaningful.

  • Interact with peers within Asarco and the industry as needed.

  • Monitor, track, approve and order ALL Safety related equipment for the Mine Site.

  • Approve invoices in SAP.

  • On call 24/7.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Competent with Microsoft Office software.

  • Need strong familiarization with safety rules and regulations.(MSHA, State of Arizona Mine Inspector Regulations & Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency Regulations.)

  • Requires the ability to use intuitive skills and manage multiple tasks interacting with environmental, operations, HR and outside agencies.

  • Must have valid driver's license.

  • Must be willing to do limited travel.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and work with other managers.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Engineering/other technical bachelor's degree preferred but will consider suitable experience level.

  • 5-10 years of safety experience in similar job or industry.

  • Preferred 5 years copper industry experience but other management experience may apply.

  • Knowledge of State of Arizona Workers Compensation Rules & Regulations.

  • MSHA experience necessary and other mining/mineral processing related work helpful.

  • MSHA Instructor Part 48 (IS) card preferred.


  • The job requires training or instruction in the area of environmental Awareness. (GHS SDS Program & Basic Hazardous Waste Transport)

  • This job requires training or instruction in the area of Safety & Health awareness including completion of the appropriate OSHA and/or MSHA training.

A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage, and 401(k) plan with company match.


(Job number: 3921970)
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