Surface Safety Advisor – Coal Mining Job
Whitehaven is the emerging force in the Australian Coal mining industry.
Whitehaven Coal is the leading coal producer in the New South Wales Gunnedah Basin. Their vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company.
Whitehaven operates the existing mines of Maules Creek, Narrabri, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga, Rocglen, and Sunnyside, and a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant at Gunnedah. With a total workforce including contractors of over 1500 people and expansion continuing, they are the place for opportunity.
They are committed to the sustainable development of coal assets, the safety and well being of there employees and working constructively with local communities.
The Surface Safety Advisor is a full time residential role based in either Narrabri or Gunnedah. This role will be accountable for coordinating, maintaining and enhancing safety and health management processes and systems for Narrabri Coal Operations. Early morning starts and occasional late finishes are a requirement of this role.
The successful applicant will have:
- Willingness to work within a small dedicated team
- Willingness to spend a majority of their time out of the office reinforcing behavioural safety expectations
- Ability to work with the Safety & Training team to fulfill weekend call out requirements (1 weekend/ month)
- Excellent communication skills (both to a group and individually)
- Proficient experiencing using MS office suite (word, excel, powerpoint)
- 3-5 years’ experience in a safety role in mining or heavy industry (civil, drilling or crane industry)
- Experience conducting document reviews, risk assessments and completing incident investigations
- Experience dealing with and managing contractors.
Successful applicant will possess the following qualifications
- Rehabilitation and return to work qualifications
- Trainer assessor qualifications
- Tertiary qualifications in WH&S / OH&S
- Manual car license
- Risk management qualifications (G2 or equivalent)
- ICAM training (or similar method)
- Drug and Alcohol testing (preferred but not essential)
- Earthmoving qualifications (grader, backhoe, excavator)(not essential)
- Rigger, dogger, crane or drilling qualifications (not essential)
The Narrabri Shire is conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney and is well serviced by road and rail. The Narrabri Shire has established health care infrastructure and a wide selection of public and secondary schools offering great teaching and learning opportunities.
Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace. Whitehaven aims for an inclusive workplace that brings both men and women from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills.
If you feel you have the required skills and are looking to join a professional team, please apply online now with an up to date CV.
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This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic mining operation that recognizes achievement and offers genuine career opportunities. Don’t forget you will need the appropriate mine site qualifications such as Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*Apply for Surface Safety Advisor Whitehaven Coal Mining Gunnedah Basin
Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
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Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
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