Safety Training Advisor

Location: Leonora Western Australia Posted Date: August 31, 2019
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Employer Job Id: YGKDA Careermine Job Id: 1799666
St Barbara is an Australian based ASX listed gold producer and explorer. St Barbara's assets include one of Australia's deepest underground mines at its Leonora Operations in Western Australia, the Simberi Operations in Papua New Guinea, and the Atlantic Gold Operations in Nova Scotia, Canada.
In February 2019, St Barbara were awarded for the fifth consecutive year 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality'. We also provide industry best practice parental leave and return to work provisions, nil gender pay gap in like for like roles and a commitment to addressing pay equity and gender equality through our recruitment, promotions, reward and recognition.

St Barbara have a newly created position for a Safety Training Advisor to join our Health, Safety and Environment team at the Leonora Operations. We offer a supportive environment and the opportunity to work at one of the world's deepest underground trucking mines alongside a team of dedicated mining industry professionals.

Reporting to the Manager, Health Safety and Environment, you will provide effective and responsible High Risk training and a consistently high standard of assessment across our Leonora Operations. Working predominantly with underground Operators, Maintenance Technicians (Mechanical and Electrical) and a variety of mining professionals, you will be making impactful change on our valued workforce.

Our Opportunity
  • Proactively lead our safety culture through your training, assessment and verification of competency programs across various high risk activities; operational procedures and permit to work programs;
  • Partner on-the-job with our employees to coach and contribute to improvements to their safe working methods and operation of equipment;
  • Be a subject matter leader on our Critical Risk Control standards and develop safe operating methods not limited to Confined Space entry, operation of Plant, Equipment and Power Tools, Isolation and Permit to Work procedures, Mobile Equipment and Explosives;
  • Manage the planning and scheduling (including compliance/refresher requirements) to keep our employees up to date and fully competent to perform their daily responsibilities;
  • Utilise our company training management system effectively to provide monthly safety training reports for our management teams;
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements of the role are met; specifically our obligations relating to Classified Plant, Mines Safety legislation and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

About You

You will be a confident communicator and be able to cohesively work in closely with our Maintenance Technicians, Underground Operators, Electrical and Mechanical Supervisors and the wider underground contractor groups. You will also have:
  • Behaviour consistent with St Barbara's Values;
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment qualification;
  • Expert understanding of the critical risk areas in an operating underground mining environment;
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in mine construction experience and at least 2 years underground safety exposure in addition to your High Risk Work experience ideally at a Supervisor level;
  • Confident and conversant with statutory training and assessment requirements;
  • Presentation and interpersonal skills to facilitate group training sessions.

About Us
  • 'Grow our own Success' approach with a preference to develop and promote internally;
  • Access to professional development activities and educational assistance;
  • Competitive salary, with options for salary sacrificing;
  • Access to a generous superannuation scheme including salary continuance.
  • Be a part of the high performing St Barbara community - a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice.
  • Air-conditioned, comfortable accommodation facilities close to site and with access to regional town facilities;
  • Onsite gym, pool, recreation room, BBQ area and access to regular organised team sports.

This role is offered on an 8 day on / 6 day off, 5 days on / 4 days off roster FIFO from Perth, DIDO from Kalgoorlie or residential in Leonora.

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Please note, candidates are required to undertake pre-employment checks including a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol screens and a police check/criminal history check. Candidates must have the ability to be cleared for a National Police Clearance for site access purposes.