Advisor - Health and Safety

15 Sep 2022

Join an international gold mining business, based at Macraes, Otago

  • Mon - Fri 7am - 430pm residential operation, situated one hour drive from Dunedin and less than three hour drive from Queenstown
  • Enjoy the lifestyle of Otago, with its stunning scenery and unspoiled beaches

The role

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

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of safety in accordance with the Health and Safety Management System
  • Assist in coordination of Macraes Mine emergency preparednesse.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

The successful candidate will have:

  • first Aid certificate
  • full manual driver's licence
  • relevant qualification in Health and Safety or related discipline
  • two to three years in Health and Safety role preferably within heavy industry
  • the ability to interpret and apply the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and 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.

About the company

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental and social performance.For more than 30 years, 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.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America.The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,300 people.

Our operations are supported by a corporate office located in Brisbane, Australia.

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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 website:

Applications close on Friday, September 30 2022. Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

No applications from employment agencies will be accepted.

Work Type:
New Zealand
Macraes Operations
Date expires:
30 Sep 2022
  • Occupational Health & Safety