Technician - Occupational Health and Hygiene

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Health, Safety & Environment

Date published

30 July 2020

Date closing

06 August 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

As an Occupational Health & Hygiene Technician, your primary role is to support the Nickel West Northern Operations to monitor and protect the health of our workforce, through delivering the site personal exposure monitoring program and assisting with the execution of health surveillance programs. This role has full accountability for executing personal hygiene monitoring and works with the onsite Occupational Health Specialist team to deliver the audiometric and spirometry based Health Surveillance Program. Flying in and out of our Mt Keith operation and reporting to the Manager – Health, Safety and Environment, this role has primary responsibilities across two sites within the Nickel West Northern Operations (Cliffs and Mt Keith).

Responsibilities for this role include:
  • Delivering the personal exposure monitoring program, consistent with the site Health Hygiene Management Plan, which includes real-time monitors
  • Contributing to the execution of the site Health Surveillance program, through executing spirometry and audiometric assessment as per the site Health Surveillance schedule.
  • Conducting 3M Earplug Fit Testing and Respirator Fit Tests
  • Managing health and hygiene data using Cority and Safety Regulation System
  • Promoting and providing technical expertise to support the design and implementation of hygiene risk control improvements
  • This role operates as part of a site based HSE team, existing on a (FIFO) 5/3, 4/2 roster.

About You

We anticipate that you will be a suitably qualified individual, possessing relevant experience in a similar role at a remote location within the resources industry. A demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders, is essential to succeed in this position.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently but effectively in a cross-functional team
  • Attention to detail and analytical capability
  • Experience with Cority (formerly Medgate) would be desirable but not essential
  • Experience with DMIRS Safety Regulation Safety (SRS) would be desirable but not essential
  • Experience conducting earplug fit tests using 3M Earfit, and respirator fit tests (both Portacount and/or 3M Qualitative Hood Fit Testing)
  • Possess current WA drivers licence.

Qualifications and Training:
  • Certificate III in Surface Ventilation Technician and DMIRS-approved Noise Officer Course essential.
  • Registration as DMIRS Registered Sampler, and Surface Ventilation Officer Course would be desirable.
  • W201 Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene would be desirable.
  • Workcover approved audiometric qualification is desirable

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  

The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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