Job Advertisement: Occupational Hygiene Advisor - Rio Tinto

Job Advertisement: Occupational Hygiene Advisor

  • Exciting opportunity to champion occupational hygiene and to lead exposure reduction projects
  • Fly In Fly Out from Perth 8 Days on 6 Days off
  • Ongoing training and development provided

Where we’re all welcome:
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us who we are.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role:
We are looking for an Occupational Hygiene Advisor to join our Paraburdoo Region HSE Health and Hygiene team in a diverse mining environment. Being a part of the operational delivery of occupational hygiene services will put you at the forefront of mining technology with the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a well-established HSEC Team, while champion occupational hygiene and to lead exposure reduction projects.

This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to make a positive impact on the health profile of our workforce. Reporting to the Superintendent Health and Safety, Paraburdoo Region Operations, you will be:

  • Educating, communicating and engaging with Rio Tinto HSEC, site leaders and operational personne Analysing hygiene data and ensuring compliance with the Rio Tinto Health standards, HSEC Framework and legislative requirements.
  • Investigating situations of occupational over-exposure and / or incidence of adverse health effects
  • Identifying and lead process improvements to standardise and simplify hygiene processes
  • Developing annual risk-based monitoring plans
  • Recommending key control methods (considering the hierarchy of control) for occupational hygiene risk reduction and evaluate control effectiveness
  • Undertaking personal exposure monitoring, water monitoring and health surveillance as required
  • Leading annual and legislative reporting

What you’ll bring:
Job Advertisement Request – ID: 18194 (04/04/2024)

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant occupational hygiene, allied health or safety discipline with experience in a similar role
  • Experience with incident investigations and risk assessment techniques
  • Membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
  • Strong communication, engagement and influencing skills
  • Analytical capability
  • Current Surface Ventilation Officer and Noise Officer Certification Underground mining experience will be highly regarded

What we offer:

  • Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the
  • world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more
  • We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:
  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders

Who we are:
Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminum, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.
We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous
improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win- win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll be working:
You will be located at Paraburdoo Region site, on a family friendly 8 days on, 6 days off roster.
Located 80km southwest of Tom Price, Paraburdoo Region mine site consists of three mining hubs, Channar, Eastern Range & Paraburdoo. Soon the Western Range hub will be commencing, driving the latest technological advancements, the open-pit mines offer an avenue for opportunity and career progression