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Senior Occupational Hygienist - Newcrest Mining Limited


  • Do you have a passion for health and safety?
  • Full-time Permanent role; family-friendly 8/6 roster, FIFO from Perth
  • Leverage your wealth of experience, working for a global leader in gold mining
SEEK: Rewarding opportunity for an accomplished and resilient Senior Occupational Hygienist to make an impact through contribution to a safe and sustainable workforce at Telfer.
Challenge yourself with us
Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.
We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.
At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Operations near and far
In the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia, our Telfer gold-copper mine is our fly-in-fly-out operation, comprising both open pits and an underground mine. While at site Telfer offers a diverse range of recreational activities including a gym, swimming pool, driving range, movie room and refurbished communal eatery.
Who we’re looking for
We are seeking an accomplished and resilient Senior Occupational Hygienist to join our Safety & Risk team at Telfer Operations in Western Australia.
Reporting to the Manager of Safety & Risk this challenging yet rewarding opportunity will see you utilise your expertise towards the protection and promotion of workers' health, and contribution to a safe and sustainable workforce. The diverse operations across site and tasks of varying complexity will offer a multitude of challenges where no two days will be the same.

Other key deliverables of the role include:
  • Lead and maintain the Telfer Operations Hygiene Management Plan
  • Develop and maintain site Hygiene Risk Register and overseeing risk controls and corrective actions
  • Ensure the relevant hygiene documentation is reviewed regularly and managed in the Controlled Document Management System (CMS)
  • Manage the Site Hygiene Sampling requirements in accordance with the standards
  • Oversee Hygiene exceedance investigations and maintenance of incidents and investigations
To succeed in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in occupational hygiene principles, practice, and application. As a motivated leader and self-starter, you will enjoy the autonomous nature of this role and will be encouraged to learn and broaden your skillset at all times.
In addition, you will also ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualification in the discipline of Occupational Hygiene
  • Full membership of the AIOH (or eligible) and a Certified Occupational Hygienist (highly regarded)
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role with specific knowledge of Occupational Hygiene management, preferably within mining environment
  • Experience with strategic risk management and exceedance incident investigations
  • Knowledge and understanding of Work Health and Safety Act  and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare complex project plans, written reports and presentations
  • Surface Ventilation Officer’s course (highly regarded)
  • DMIRS-approved Noise Officer Course (highly regarded)
  • Proven experience implementing, executing, and supporting site hygiene programs
  • Understanding/exposure to Occupational Hygiene practices, processes, and disciplines
Please note: This is a permanent role that will work on a FIFO (8/6), flying out of Perth.
To succeed in this role, you will be a forward-looking team leader with excellent work-ethics and a passion for continuous improvement. Your ability to communicate effectively and collaborate at all levels in the organisation will work towards achievement of desired outcomes and engagement of your team and key stakeholders. In addition to your finely tuned problem-solving and decision-making abilities, you will also have:
  • High commitment to safety along with excellent decision making and delegation skills
  • Computer literacy and understanding of Cority will be beneficial
  • Current C Class drivers’ licence

Our commitment to you
Ownership is part of how we work. You will be part of a high-performance culture that is building our future. While structure and processes guide how we work, we continue to find opportunities to be nimble and collaborative.
Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes. 
If you are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we’d love to hear from you!
 At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.

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