Peabody Energy

Health & Safety Superintendent

Peabody Energy

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/01/2019

Job Category:

Mining, Energy & Resources / Environmental / OH & S / QA

Job description:

About the company:
Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.
We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognise and develop our employees.
About the role: 
We are currently seeking a Health & Safety Superintendent at our Moorvale Mine.  Our Coppabella Moorvale mine complex consists of two open-cut mine operations located approximately 140 kilometers southwest of Mackay that produce premium low-volatile pulverised coal (LV-PCI) for export markets.

Reporting to the Health Safety & Training Manager, you will be responsible for driving safety performance, while providing guidance to the Moorvale Mine site personnel to ensure compliance with legislative obligations and requirements of the Health & Safety/SAWOL Management Systems. You will be part of a small but dynamic team championing a strong health safety and training culture across the site.

Duties will include:

  • Proactive approach to managing safety on site and actively demonstrating safety leadership

  • Delivering and monitoring health and safety strategies

  • Ensuring incidents are investigated with actions closed out in a timely manner

  • Coaching and providing advice on compliance with all safety legislation and Peabody SAWOL processes and procedures

  • Facilitating risk assessments and safety audits

  • Ensuring activities on site are carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety Management System requirements

  • Maintaining the health and safety system to ensure compliance with relevant industry standards

  • Liaising with contractors and subcontractors on health and safety matters

  • Designing, developing, preparing and conducting health and safety training

  • Assisting in the Injury Management and Worker’s Compensation process

  • Consult and communicate with site WHS committee

The lifestyle:
This position is offered on a 9 day fortnight (Mon-Fri, Mon-Thurs) roster and can allow for a residential (with accommodation allowance), DIDO or FIFO lifestyle.
About you:
Ideally the successful candidate will have a degree in Occupational Health and Safety or an Occupational Health related discipline, along with the following:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role within the mining industry. 

  • Thorough understanding of risk management principles and possibly a G3 Risk Management qualification along

  • Extensive experience in health and safety systems, auditing and incident reporting and investigation. 

  • Possess a “can do” attitude and have a strong commitment to cultural change initiatives.

At Peabody, we:

  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life

  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution

  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace

  • Offer a reward and recognition program

  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  

  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation

Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.
Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.
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