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  • 24/09/2023

Health Specialist (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

We have an exciting newly created opportunity for an experienced Health Specialist to join our Safety team. 
Reporting to the Superintendent of Health, Hygiene and Systems you will be joining a high performing and collaborative HSE team. This role will play an integral part in our team where you will provide support for the application of injury management, early intervention and proactive health and wellbeing programs.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide technical expertise in injury prevention, injury management/rehabilitation and return to work processes, including the development of suitable duties plans and associated documents
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, contractor and management to ensure the correct Injury Management processes are followed 
  • Provide leadership, coaching and specialist advice to key stakeholders on health and wellbeing matters – from the front line through to site senior leadership
  • Develop, coordinate and report on the SIMEC Whyalla health and wellbeing program, inclusive of hazardous manual task management and improving the safety of work
  • Develop job dictionaries to support pre-employment and return to work management
  • Oversee heath data analytics, through execution of data integrity and governance activities
  • Provide support for health and hygiene monitoring activities undertaken by external hygienist and nurse

About your experience

Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated and collaborative individual that has a passion for health and safety as well as achieving positive health outcomes for people. 

You will also possess the flowing:

  • Tertiary qualification and proven experience in one of the following Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology or Paramedicine 
  • Return to work Coordinator certification training (desirable) 
  • Experience in Injury Management and Workcover claims management 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management 
  • Hight attention to detail and excellent time management skills 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SA mining health and safety legislation

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW. Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south west of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Administration functions and ore pelletising and port facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide and Sydney. 
The Iron Ore business is on an exciting trajectory to expand our mining and processing operations with significant investment over the next three years. 

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, through to a thriving team sport community.
Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non-Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. 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 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.