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  • 04/05/2024

Medical Emergency Services Officer (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Emergency Services Officer (SESO), the Medical Emergency Services Officer (MESO) 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 MESO is responsible for supporting the Emergency Manager Lead to ensure the delivery of prescribed emergency services to agreed operational standards. The role also includes supporting the development and delivery of regular emergency response exercises, training of Trainee Emergency Services Officers (TESO), and the development of an Auxiliary Response Group (ARG).


Roster: 14 days on, 14 days off, rotating day and night shift. 
Location: Whyalla


Key Responsibilities:

  •     Respond to medical related calls for assistance and provide first responder medical support in accordance with site requirements, in line with Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  •     Undertaking training, compliance and reporting activity relating to a range of emergency responses including First Aid response and equipment/apparatus, fire response and rescue situations (ie industrial, elevator, trench, confined space, heavy transport and vertical rescue)
  •     Support the development and review of emergency response and rescue plans relating to the Liberty Primary Steel hazard environment to ensure fit for purpose response and rescue plans are completed and all emergency response team members are conversant and trained in the plans.
  •     Support the Emergency Management Lead to ensure that all emergency response team members are trained and ready to meet response requirements.
  •     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
  •     Ensure emergency response equipment, vehicles and PPE are maintained in a high level of operational readiness and escalate any unserviceable items and purchasing to the Emergency Management Lead for consideration and further action.
  •     Support the development of an Auxiliary Response Group (ARG) prepared and able to respond to escalated emergency response incidents in accordance with agreed processes
  •     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
  •     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 
  •     Certificate III PUA Firefighting
  •     Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) or equivalent
  •     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 III Emergency Communication Centre Operations
  •     Certificate IV in Emergency Response Coordination
  •     Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations
  •     Certificate IV in Ambulance
  •     Certified in Low voltage rescue
  •     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, coke oven 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

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

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