Senior Health & Safety Advisor - Underground

9 Dec 2021

The role:

Actively contribute towards Haile Gold Mine achieving a continuous improvement model of health and safety management and performance through support, development and coaching of the H&S advisors, contractors, employees, and management to meet the required H&S Standards, processes, and procedures.

This role is required to operate in a cross functional capacity, providing support to internal and external personnel across all Departments.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Promote safety health & environmental awareness to prevent injuries and/or damage.
  • Ensures that occupational exposure monitoring and management meets all compliance requirements as well as the OGC Corporate Health Standards.
  • Coordinates and/or undertakes the Occupational hygiene monitoring.
  • Participates in and lead initiatives to create a healthy work environment and healthy workers.
  • Reviews the performance of the health programs and the occupational exposure monitoring program to identify potential areas of improvement.
  • Undertakes field inspections to coach and support the management of risk to reduce injury potential (Stop and Think, JHA and Procedures).
  • Investigates injury, incident and near miss events to identify causes, contributing factors and corrective and preventative actions.
  • Facilitates and contributes to the HGM Safety Management System including the delivery of Management Plans, Procedures and forms that support the SMS.
  • Analyze health and safety data to identify trends and ensure data quality and control.
  • Collaborates with site management in complying with OSHA, MSHA and other regulations and standards.
  • Prepares appropriate reports and presentations for management.
  • Conducts detailed safety assessments including task observations, workplace standard inspections, equipment inspections, audits, and procedure reviews.
  • Assists with the development of training in subject matter areas of expertise.
  • Performs other duties as required including “on-call” support.

  The successful candidate will have:

  • 8+ years’ experience in underground mining and a dedicated safety role.
  • Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or similar equivalency of related experience.
  • MSHA Blue Card Holder with Part 48 endorsement.
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certified.
  • Experience with Occupational hazards and safety precautions and Safety Management Systems.
  • Understanding and experience with Occupational Hygiene monitoring.
  • Previous involvement with start-ups preferred.
  • Proven record for developing and implementing common safety framework and standard operating procedures.
  • Creative problem-solving, a high attention to detail and a hands-on approach.
  • Experience with project management methodologies and processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with attention to details.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 Who are we?

Check us out –  About the company:

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values. OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.



Work Type:
United States
Haile Operations
Date expires:
25 Jan 2022