Job Advertisement: Occupational Hygiene Advisor | Yarwun & Boyne Operations - Queensland

Job Advertising: Occupational Hygiene Advisor | Yarwun & Boyne Operations

Occupational Hygiene Advisor | Yarwun & Boyne Operations

  • Global mining and mineral processing organisation with an exceptional safety culture
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 2 x opportunities| Supporting Yarwun or Boyne Operations | Residential in Gladstone, QLD
  • Permanent Full Time | Mon to Friday OR 9 day fortnight available

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for two passionate and talented Occupational Hygiene Advisors to join our HSE team at Rio Tinto Yarwun and Boyne operations based in Gladstone. Working Monday to Friday or the option to do a 9 day fortnight

Working in a diverse mining environment, your provision and coordination of occupational hygiene advice will put you at the forefront of mining technology with the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with new equipment and processes, while championing occupational hygiene and leading exposure reduction projects.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining.
We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

Working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will be:

  • Conducting Occupational Hygiene Surveys to identify and confirm exposure risks
  • Analysing, interpreting and evaluating exposure data to recommend improvements aimed at health harm prevention
  • Educating, communicating and engaging with Rio Tinto HSE groups, site leaders and operational personnel
  • Developing and implementing sampling plans
  • Ensuring occupational hygiene documentation is current and accurate
  • Supporting the administration of programs such as Chemalert and Cority

What you’ll bring

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Successfully completed, or be undertaking, postgraduate studies in Occupational Hygiene (desirable)
  • Minimum two years working in Health, Safety or Environment related roles
  • Demonstrated experience developing, executing, and supporting occupational hygiene programs (including monitoring, audits, investigations, risk assessments and inspections)
  • An understanding of legislative requirements relating to health surveillance and occupational hygiene
  • Membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)


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
  • Flexible working from home arrangements as per operational requirements
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • 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)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Relocation packages where suitable

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

With production beginning in 2004 at our Yarwun Alumina refinery, located approximately 10 kilometres north-west of Gladstone in Central Queensland, today the operation produces more than three million tonnes of alumina per year.

Around 700 people support the operation, with an additional 350 contractors on site each year as part of scheduled maintenance shutdown activities. Thanks to its ‘Industry 4.0’ focus, Yarwun is also a leader in trialling new technologies to improve operations on site, including 3D printing, robotics and drones in confined spaces, and is home to Rio Tinto’s innovative Queensland Research and Development Centre (QRDC).

Along with Boyne Smelters Limited and Queensland Alumina Limited, our Yarwun Operation supports the local community in a wide range of initiatives.

Boyne Smelters Limited is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter with a 1,000-person strong workforce. Located approximately 20km south east of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces around 500,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Activities at BSL include manufacturing carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in reduction lines, and casting of molten material into aluminium products ready to ship. The smelter is connected via a conveyor belt to the Queensland Alumina Limited refinery for the supply of alumina.

BSL is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring safe work practices where people feel safe at work and care for each other.

Every Voice Matters

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 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 different.

Applications close on 30 July 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)