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Specialist Safety

Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Collie, WA, AU, 6225

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.


Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.


We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.


Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.


The opportunity


The Safety Specialist provides specialist support and advice to the Worsley operation on safety management aspects to support adherence to the Global Safety Standard, legal compliance and material-risk mitigation at the operational level and the delivery of the functional business plan, safety authorisations and operation level improvement projects. In addition, you will:


  • Provide specialist support on material safety management aspects to Worsley teams, including coaching in all safety requirements
  • Provide guidance to support legal compliance and promote enduring safety outcomes
  • Assist and support all levels of management and employees in the verification of critical controls for fatal risk work
  • Assist in the analysis of safety data, including event management and assurance outcomes, to identify improvement
  • conduct safety observations in the field
  • Support South32 reporting processes (internal and external) in relation to safety management activities and initiatives
  • Assist and support the execution of 1st line assurance
  • Develop operational risk management awareness, competence and capability through formal and informal trainin
  • Support continuous improvement through the delivery of safety initiatives and risk reduction projects to support continuous improvement.



About you


  • Relevant HSE qualification (Degree / Certificate)
  • Sound understanding of safety management processes and technologies and relevant
  • industry standards (eg. ICMM)
  • Demonstrated ability to influence small groups of internal stakeholders through effective data analysis and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience in executing technical safety related work
  • Participation in safety investigations, with sound knowledge of the process involved  


What we offer you


  • Option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Competitive salaries
  • Private Health cover, additional superannuation contributions and a discounted housing loan




This role will be based at our Worsley Refinery, where our employees choose to live in the Bunbury, Collie or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable country lifestyle. Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches and world famous wineries, this is an opportunity too good to miss.


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.



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