Technician Hygiene and Radiation Safety | Olympic Dam |

South Australia, Australia
19 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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

One of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation, Olympic Dam, is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. The local township of Roxby Downs is an active and progressive community offering a variety of modern, well equipped housing, educational, health, sporting, leisure, shopping and cultural facilities.

Please note this position is based at Olympic Dam, operating on a 7/7 roster, with residential or FIFO from Adelaide options available.

As a part of the HSE business partnership team, you will be an instrumental player in establishing and implementing aspects of the Olympic Dam Occupational Hygiene and Radiation Management Plans and 1SAP work strategies on site. You will monitor and report on occupational hygiene and radiation safety matters in the workplace that potentially impact human health from environmental and work related sources.

In this role you will:
  • Monitor for a range of radiation and occupational hygiene hazards including noise, gases, heat stress, asbestos, dust, biological and radiation.
  • Independently operate underground taking radiation measurements at a variety of sites, you will manage your own time and meet compliance requirements whilst in the underground setting.
  • Input monitoring results into the radiation and occupational hygiene data systems.
  • Manage unexpected radiation/hygiene events including hazard assessment and recommendation of immediate corrective actions to prevent exposure.
  • Participate in radiation and occupational special projects that require technician level support.
  • Help manage the equipment used by the radiation and occupational hygiene team by ensuring the equipment is calibrated and maintained properly.
  • Manage the break in work that comes from the rest of the site. This includes radiation clearances and contaminated waste assessments.
  • Act as a legally appointed Assistant Radiation Safety Officer requiring detailed knowledge of the principals and practices of radiation protection.
  • Comply to and consistently follow the standards and procedures designed to enable you to work safely and effectively every day.

About You

  • Experience in a radiation or hygiene role is advantageous.
  • Radiation Safety Officer training is advantageous.
  • You must be able to work independently, experience meeting individual KPIs is essential.
  • Strong communication skills which allow effective engagement with all levels of the HSE team.
  • Attention to detail and the demonstrated ability to work with large amounts of data.
  • Proven commitment to look after your own wellbeing and the confidence to speak up when others put themselves in harm’s way.
  • A valid manual driver’s licence is essential.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field is advantageous but not essential.

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.

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