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Underground Safety Advisor

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  • Job no: PTBHF
  • Categories: Safety/Health/Environment

After an impressive debut in 2013, the Tropicana gold mine has consistently achieved or beaten performance targets. Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Independence Group NL (30%), this large-scale, modern open pit gold operation represents one of the most significant Australian gold discoveries of the last decade. Tropicana has now established itself as an industry leader in operational excellence, offering an attractive working environment and contemporary accommodation and facilities.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Safety Advisor to join the HSE team at Tropicana Gold Mine. You will be responsible for providing advice, support and services to the Underground Mining Department as well as other departments as required in the application of OHS practices.

Coupled with a lifestyle balanced 8/5 4/4 FIFO roster from Perth or Kalgoorlie, the permanent role attracts a very competitive remuneration package.

Reporting to the Senior Safety Advisor, responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a high degree of safety and health support and advice to the operational departments of the site including Mining- Underground, Mining – Open Pit, Processing, Mobile Maintenance, Drill & Blast, Fixed Plant Maintenance and Projects and Infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership and improve the safety culture through developing line capability in delivering their safety accountabilities
  • Continually review, propose and where approved, contribute to the development of improved safety systems and procedures to optimise safety services provided at Tropicana for life of mine
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to supervisors, employees and contractors in all areas of safety, behavioural and culture change, and leadership development
  • Coordinate DMIRS communication via SRS
  • Monitor action recording and close out from incidents, investigations, audits, planned inspections, safety meetings and conduct action verification to the required standard
  • Complete internal OHS audits and participate in OHS internal /external audits
  • Lead the safety interaction process for site
  • Assist with the overall implementation of safety systems, strategies & initiatives
  • Providing facilitation, assistance and guidance in incident investigations, HSE meetings, safety inspections of equipment and work practices on the site
  • Assist in maintaining the HSE management systems on site
  • Participate in high level incidents and accident investigations as required and monitor incident reporting
  • Ensuring compliance with OHS regulations as well as company policies and procedures
  • Leading, facilitating and participating in risk management processes for the Mine Site
  • Assist in drug and alcohol testing

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in safety
  • Strong organisation and computer literacy
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an OHS practitioner in the mining industry
  • Minimum 2 years working in an underground mining environment
  • Working knowledge of the Mines Safety Inspection Act and Regulations
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in HSE management systems such as INCONTROL
  • Qualification in incident investigation such as ICAM/Taproot
  • Current "C" Class Western Australian drivers licence or equivalent
  • A 'can do' attitude with a strong desire to succeed in the role and a passion for health, safety, environment and community
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and engagement skills
  • Experience in document development
  • Experience in delivering safety training
  • Authorised drug collection officer qualification
  • Internal auditor qualification
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment qualification
  • Ability to pass a National Police Check

In addition to understanding operational safety requirements and legislation, you will be a proactive individual with a strong capability of communicating with a variety of stakeholders.

*Closing date for applications is Friday 12th April 2019

  • Published on 04 Apr 2019, 12:32 AM