Environmental Health Officer

Rio Tinto
Weipa, AU
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Full Time
Environmental Health Officer
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Relaxed Coastal lifestyle Weipa, Far North Queensland

About the role

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

We are looking for an Environmental Health Officer to work within the Site services team in Weipa.

This is a great opportunity to live within a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Coordinator Communities and working a Monday to Friday, 44 hour work week roster, you will:
  • Administer, investigate and enforce provisions of environmental and public health legislation;
  • Implement and administer WTA's Trade Waste Policy, Trade Waste Environmental Management Plan and Trade Waste Program;
  • Implement and manage the Drinking Water Quality Management Plan compliance including maintaining documents, monitoring records and reporting requirements;
  • Identify and manage environmental health risks and complaints, liaising with government agencies as required;
  • Manage WTA contract for Domestic Waste Collection to ensure safety and efficiency;
  • Provide education and communication to the public, businesses and RT Weipa regarding compliance with legislation and risk management for environmental health risk;
  • Liaise with other Local Governments and State Government Agencies on environmental and public health matters;
  • Contribute to the success of the Communities Department's responsibilities under the Strategic and Operational Plans.

What you will bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in the field of Environment Health that is accepted by Environmental Health Australia;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Environmental Health and Trade Waste legislation and Australian Standards;
  • Proven ability to conduct inspections and investigations on a community level;
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills, including customer service and time management skills;
  • The ability to research, analyse or investigate issues and write concise professional reports;
  • Proven ability to exercise judgement and contribute critical knowledge and skills where procedures are not clearly defined.

What we offer
  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more

Where you will be working

Weipa - Rio Tinto Weipa is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years. Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events. With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring. Construction of the Amrun mining operation, located 40 kilometres southwest of Weipa, was completed in late 2018 expanding our bauxite operations to continue production from one of the world's premier bauxite deposits.

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.

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.