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Mining Health and Safety Lead

About the role

Based in Whyalla supporting our Magnetite stream, you will join an established team of Work, Health and Safety professionals who partner with the mining business and it’s contracting partners, providing support, coaching and ongoing development to improve the safety performance and move the business closer to achieving Goal Zero.

The SIMEC Mining Work Health and Safety Advisor supports a shift in safety performance and helps the operation achieve ‘excellence in operations’ by influencing, coaching and working directly with SIMEC Mining Leadership Teams, Front Line Leaders, Contracting Partners and the broader workforce, to build and maintain competent and confident people that are aligned and committed to a step change in safety performance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide effective WHS business partnering support to shift performance and help sites achieve ‘excellence in operations’
  • Ensure WHS Strategy, systems & programs are in use and effective in supporting operations to achieve safe production
  • Provide SME Advice into Operational & Business Activities reporting on WHS impacts and risks
  • Ensure achievement of GFG WHS system requirements & reporting
  • Assess and report on operational WHS performance and compliance to Mining Leadership Team
  • Consult with operations on WHS systems, changes and improvement opportunities


About your experience

Our ideal candidate will display excellent written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated ability to influence safety outcomes and grow commitment across a diverse workforce.

You will also have;

  • Tertiary Work Health and Safety Qualification (Degree qualified in WHS or similar), or senior WHS work experience in Australia
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (desirable)
  • Previous experience in leading/deploying Operational Safety Systems and processes
  • Several years WHS BP experience in mining and/or heavy engineering industry
  • Technical process knowledge in mining operations or other heavy industry
  • Ability to remain objective and align approach with corporate strategies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with leaders to achieve the best business outcomes


About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW.  Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges.  Administration functions and ore processing and shipping facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide.

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, through to a thriving team sport community.

Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non-Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. Students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

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Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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