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  • 06/05/2024

Emergency Services Officer (ESO) (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Emergency Services Officer (SESO), the Emergency Services Officer (ESO) contributes to the success of Liberty Primary Steel (LPS) through the delivery of a fit for purpose Emergency Response (Fire, Rescue, Medical Response and Asset Protection) capability in line with operational requirements and risk environment at the Whyalla Steelworks site.

The ESO is responsible for assisting with the site emergency response requirements, including responding to site emergencies, undertaking inspections, facilitating resources and implementing processes to ensure compliance and capability for LPS operations. The role also includes supporting the development and delivery of regular emergency response exercises, mentoring of Trainee Emergency Services Officers (TESO), and supporting the development of an Auxiliary Response Group (ARG).

Roster: 14/14 rotating day and night shift roster
Location: Whyalla (relocation package included)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Immediate response and attendance to emergency callouts
  • Undertake Emergency Response Team activity in accordance with best practice, prescribed procedures, instructions and plans in a manner that ensures a safe, effective, and controlled response
  • Undertake training, compliance and reporting activity for a range or emergency response functions in accordance with team plans
  • Undertake communications and asset protection functions are required
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of site, including operational areas, roads, buildings, water supply, dangerous substances storage, hazards and emergency response related equipment across site
  • Maintaining fitness for work in accordance with prescribed requirements
  • Support the development of the Auxiliary Response Group and respond to escalated emergency response incidents
  • Mentoring Trainee Emergency Response Officers
  • Ensure emergency response equipment, vehicles and PPE are maintained in at a high level of operational readiness 
  • Participate in investigations and post-incident debriefs.

About your experience

To be successful, you will possess a passion for health, fitness and emergency response, coupled with a strong work ethic, ability to think on your feet and adapt to a range of different situations. 

Essential qualifications/skills

  • Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue 
  • Medium/Heavy Rigid Driver’s Licence
  • Certificate II Security Operations 
  • HLTPA005 – Collect Specimens for drugs of abuse testing or similar 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Competent with MS Office Suite 
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.


It will also be beneficial if you have any of the following:

  • Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Certificate IV in Emergency Response Coordination
  • Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)
  • Certificate III Public Safety (Emergency Communication Centre Operations)
  • A working knowledge of industrial/site-based emergency response policies, protocols and procedure.

We believe that there is strength in diversity, and what sets us apart as individuals makes us stronger as a team. It’s about making sure we have different and differing voices across all parts of the business to make us the best we can be. And that’s why we need YOU!


Successful applicants will need to demonstrate fitness for employment in this position, including pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol testing and emergency response assessment.

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.


To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.  

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.