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Health and Safety Advisor

Job no: 499241
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, host communities and shareholders.

MMG strives to create an inclusive culture by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our Values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

Dugald River is one of the world’s top ten zinc operations located near Cloncurry in Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate in October 2017.  Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years processing an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Health and Safety Advisor

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Underground Health and Safety Advisor to join our SHEC team at our Dugald River operations.

Reporting to the Lead – Health and Safety, you will be responsible for the delivery of Safety and Health activities onsite.

The role is available on a drive in, drive out basis (DIDO) from Cloncurry or Mount Isa, or a fly in fly out basis (FIFO) from Townsville. The roster is eight days on and six days off (8/6). An attractive additional incentive is available to employees who live or move into the Cloncurry township. MMG is supportive of our local communities and region. Persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous groups are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications, Competencies & knowledge highly desired;

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in an underground environment
  • Qualifications in a relevant Health and Safety discipline, (minimum Certificate IV in WHS)
  • Mining Industry Supervisor S1, S2 & S3
  • Experience as Lead Investigator (ICAM) is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in similar roles with strong stakeholder relationship skills and delivery focus
  • High level of understanding of Microsoft Office and SAP is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Knowledge and application of Queensland Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Acts and Regulations

Some of your key responsibilities will include;

  • Positively influence and provide subject matter expertise to support the onsite culture around safety, health, hygiene and emergency response
  • Monitor and report on health and safety related licences, regulations and standards
  • Conduct and coordinate hygiene monitoring according to site procedures and work instructions
  • Implement health and safety management plans
  • Support the delivery of the MMG approach to delivering work safely, including work team member and supervisor accountabilities in safety
  • Drive and support safety, health, hygiene and emergency response improvement projects
  • Maintain health and safety data according to site SHEC recording and reporting Work Quality Requirement including entry into data management systems verification and reporting
  • Day-to-day supervisory support including professional development, task management and mentoring to site based Health and Safety team members

What we offer

  • A competitive salary package
  • A generous relocation package is available if you choose to relocate to Cloncurry
  • FIFO from Townsville is available due to the level of this role
  • Career Development opportunity working for a Global Organisation
  • A culture of thinking Safety First - ‘there is so much more to be safe for’
  • Work for one of the world’s top ten zinc operations
  • Work with a highly skilled strategic leadership team

As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate. If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

MMG is committed to supporting our local communities of Cloncurry Shire and Mount Isa City Council Local Government Areas. MMG encourages local residents to apply for opportunities at Dugald River.


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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

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