Senior Health Professional

November 27, 2021

Job Location: Brisbane
Employer: Rio Tinto
Full time

Senior Health Professional

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Permanent role – Brisbane
  • Occasional site travel may be required

About the role

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

We are looking for a Senior Health Professional to provide SME technical support in industrial hygiene, health and wellbeing.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional who will be responsible for the delivery of advice, strategy, planning, support and training of Health, and Hygiene activities to our operation.

Reporting to the Business Partner Health and Hygiene and working in a global and diverse team, you will be:

  • Partnering with the site health and hygiene teams to provide technical SME support and direction;
  • Developing and coordinating strategies and initiatives to achieve our health targets across RTA and monitor progress against our objectives;
  • Responsible for improving and standardizing health and industrial hygiene practices across our Pacific operations;
  • Leading and delivering health improvements and issue resolution activities with our Pacific sites;
  • Monitoring emerging risks and regulatory trends related to health and industrial hygiene;
  • Leading the health and hygiene community of practice in RTA Pacific;
  • Monitoring health trends across RTA and providing guidance and improvement opportunities;
  • Promoting and facilitating sharing and learning across RTA including best practices and incident learnings;
  • Coaching and mentoring of occupational health resources across RTA, including development and delivery of technical training programs;
  • Designing governance and assurance programs to monitor and proactively manage occupational health risks in Pacific and across RTA.

What you will bring

  • Tertiary qualification in occupational health, hygiene or related field;
  • Extensive experience in the development and implementation of comprehensive health management programs on such topics as fitness for work, noise, ergonomics, thermal stress, chemical exposures, water, wellbeing and others;
  • Extensive knowledge of Australian health and safety regulations;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and problem solving capability with a continuous improvement mindset;
  • Extensive experience in mining, mineral processing or related industry;
  • Strong communication, collaboration, engagement and influencing skills;
  • Ability to be flexible to respond to changing priorities and work proactively and autonomously.

What we offer

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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.

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