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Superintendent - Health & Safety

OZ Minerals

Location: Wangara

Job Type: Full time


We are an Australian-based modern mining company with a focus on copper. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100), we own and operate the copper-gold mine at Prominent Hill, the copper mine at Carrapateena, and have assets in Brazil. We also have a pipeline of earn-in agreements with experienced exploration companies in Australia and internationally. One of our current exciting projects includes the West Musgrave Project, situated in Western Australia.

By 2023 we will be a global, copper-core, Modern Mining Company, delivering superior value with multiple operating assets underpinned by a diverse exploration and project pipeline.

Our growth strategy is focused on value creation and we achieve success by creating value for all stakeholders, underpinned by safety, capital discipline and our How We Work Together principles – our foundations for success.

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company

Help us set up our newest, open pit mining project!

West Musgrave will be one of the world’s largest, lowest cost, lowest emissions copper-nickel projects, built and operated by OZ Minerals, a modern mining company.

You could be part of the team that helps to deliver this exciting mine, set within the Australian landscape. And we welcome anyone who’s seeking to make a real difference.

Our West Musgrave nickel-copper project is located on Ngaanyatjarra country, in the Musgrave Province of Central Western Australia, and includes the Nebo and Babel nickel-copper deposits and the Succoth copper deposit.

West Musgrave, which has a 26-year mine life, will be an owner-operator mining operation and in addition to being powered by ~80 per cent renewable energy, the Project scope includes a pathway to net zero Scope 1 emissions by 2038.

The Project will feature an Autonomous Haulage System and remote operations from day one and our workforce will be a flexible, technology enabled team supported by remote operations to improve safety outcomes and maximise opportunities for flexible working and diverse participation.

At OZ Minerals we strive to be modern. We’re guided by our purpose, “Going beyond what’s possible to make lives better” and seek to ethically and responsibly explore, mine and sell modern minerals. In doing so, we are contributing to a low carbon future and economic wellbeing which, in turn, helps us achieve our purpose and contribute to a better future.

About the Role

Location: Flexible, with Perth preferred

Roster: 5:2 Monday to Friday / Flexible. We are keen to speak with you about how you will make this work!

Reporting to: Manager – Health, Safety, People Community and Training

Contract Type: Permanent full-time

Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later.

The Details

Help us set up our newest, open pit mining project!

Reporting to the Health, Safety, People, Community & Training Manager, you will support the Asset capability required to deliver the West Musgrave project through the Construction phases in support of OZ Minerals' growth strategy.

You will provide strong leadership and direction to the site health and safety team, at West Musgrave, and above all, you will foster a culture of care for our people and community

You will play a key role in developing and strengthening a culture based on the How We Work Together (HWWT) principles and the West Musgrave We Care approach. We Care is a multilayered program showing We Care at an individual (I), team (we) and community level (us), we aspire for OZ Minerals to earn a reputation as a place where people thrive.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who is detail orientated, can work effectively within an established team, and experienced in setting up processes and rolling out new systems across the organization.

Key Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this role is to create and subsequently manage the health and safety management systems and team for West Musgrave aligned with the OZWay. Specifically, this includes:

Operations Readiness (Now):

  • Develop the health, safety, and risk management systems and processes to achieve compliance with legislative and OZ Way Requirements, including the Oz Minerals Global Performance and Process Standards.
  • Collaborate with the small operations readiness team to design roles and processes and the interaction between all three in a way that health, safety and wellbeing is embedded at all levels.

Operations (2+ Years)

  • Lead a high performing team to enable industry leading practices in health, safety, and risk.
  • Lead the health and safety strategy.
  • Drive the critical safety risk management processes and fatality prevention programs.
  • Oversee the site Emergency Management practices and processes.
  • Manage, analyse, and report on health, safety, and risk compliance.

Applicant Requirements

This role requires a self-motivated, hands on and values-based individual with a desire to deliver best practice outcomes with skills, experience, and personal attributes including:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and establishing health, safety and risk programs in mining or other high-risk industries.
  • A strong knowledge of health & safety related legislative requirements.
  • A communicator with solid experience in promoting and strengthening the organisation's culture.
  • An honest and trustworthy professional, capable of delivering difficult messages during times of change.
  • Can quickly identify threats or opportunities and develop strategies to mitigate or capitalise on these.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with ability to multi-task, prioritise responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to influence and mentor at all levels and develop partnering relationships.


About Us

OZ Minerals is a copper-focused, global, modern mining company based in South Australia. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100) OZ Minerals has a growth strategy focused on creating value for all stakeholders.

We are working towards being a great Modern Mining Company. The difference between good companies and great companies is their ability to align their people and execute their strategy. We value each employee and the unique contribution they bring to OZ Minerals. We’re excited to hear your ideas and the contribution you can make to helping us achieve our strategy. We also genuinely care, we care about our people, our environment, the heritage of the peoples we work with and the communities we operate in.

Unlock your potential and help us challenge the status quo, while doing the best work of your life. We want creative and passionate people on our team, who can go beyond what's possible to make lives better. What we do is centered around creating shared value for our stakeholders. And how we do things is what makes us unique. We know everyone's best work takes different shapes and forms, and we are committed to empowering and harnessing this difference. For us, development is continuous, learning is holistic, and How We Work Together is more than just a tagline.

Who are we? We are OZ Minerals, a modern mining company.

To Apply

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.


OZ Minerals is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Friday 31st March 2023.

Shortlisting will commence immediately, apply now!