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Health and Safety Advisor

Location: Blackwater, QLD, 4717


About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Yarrabee Coal Company a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia, based in Blackwater Queensland, 2 hours drive west of Rockhampton.  We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety Advisor to join our dynamic team.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the HST Superintendent, you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team. The role will require you to assist managment with the development of an internal safety culture fully embracing Yarrabee's values and policies as a way of doing business.

  •  Well organised and structured approach to work.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills.
  • Dedicated team player with a passion for HST management.
  •  Ability to deal with multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Flexible approach in working hours to meet variable workloads and field trips.
  • Project management skills and ability to deliver good quality on time.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, including strong dispute resolution skills.
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to source information and provide competent advice.
  • Working knowledge of the Queensland Coal Mining Safety & Health Legislations & Workplace Health & Safety Legislation
  • Previous experience working within a safety role preferably within the Coal Mining Industry
  • Providing safety leadership and technical support across multiple Departments
  • Leading, coordinating, implementing and maintaining HST policies and procedures
  • Monitoring, reporting and identifying HST matters and assist with the continuous improvement of these
  • Reviewing current procedures and processes to ensure they reflect current legislation
  • Coordinating inductions, audits, inspections and incident investigations and propose new system of work or equipment by assessing the applicability of suitable program to enhance performance
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with regulatory bodies and senior personnel in relation to health, safety culture, safety systems compliance and associated matters
  • Experience in conducting incident investigations, analysis and supporting supervisors to continuously improve investigation outcomes

Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Educations Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Local Housing Allowance
  • Local Sporting Allowance

If you would like to apply for this role please click the Apply button.


Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.


Applications close 21st August 2020.