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Advisor - Health & Safety

Macraes, Otago, New Zealand
Closing date
May 2, 2024

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values - Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork - which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Job Description

Providing Health and Safety (H&S) services and support to the mine site. Ensuring site compliance with relevant H&S legislation and regulatory authority requirements. Working with H&S management, to achieve consistent and effective implementation of the H&S Management Systems and initiatives.

Key tasks and responsibilities:
  • Management of safety in accordance with the H&S Management System.
  • Assist in coordination of Macraes Mine emergency preparedness e.g. evacuation drills, fire equipment and fire drills in conjunction with site emergency response coordinator.
  • Assist and facilitate accident investigations and coordinate incident report records management.
  • Carry out risk assessments as required and implement systems to manage identified risks.
  • Assist and carry out on site Occupational Hygiene monitoring as required.
  • Ensuring the facilitation of drug and alcohol testing as schedules dictate.
  • Produce weekly and monthly safety reports for the mine and maintain safety statistics.
  • Provide weekly staff updates on current health and safety issues with an educational focus on health and wellbeing and fitness for work.
  • Monitor, record, and audit safety equipment such as eye wash stations, harnesses, fire extinguishers and self-rescuers and gas monitors.
  • Conduct internal audits as per the site auditing schedule.
  • Develop and implement planned safety inspections, housekeeping projects, and other safety initiatives
  • Maintaining health and safety database INX to track incidents, hazards, task observation etc.
  • Support the delivery of training programs, coordinating education of site procedures.


  • First Aid Certificate
  • Full Manual Drivers Licence
  • Relevant qualification is OH&S or related discipline
  • 2-3 Years in Health and Safety role preferably with in heavy industry
  • The ability to interpret and apply the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 & Health and Safety at Work (In Mining and In Quarrying) Regulations 2016 and the relevant Codes of Practice
  • Knowledge of hazardous substance management, preferably within the NZ HSNO legislative environment

Additional Information

  • Join Macraes, New Zealand's largest gold mine.
  • 9-day fortnight, 7am - 4:30pm roster
  • Enjoy the lifestyle of Otago, with its stunning scenery and unspoiled beaches.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:

**Applications close 1 May 2024. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand


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