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Senior Safety Advisor

Date:  Nov 11, 2023

Parkhurst, QLD, AU, 4702

Req ID:  27824
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

The Opportunity

Are you an emerging EHS professional with experience in heavy manufacturing or similar industry? Komatsu are looking for the right person to support our large (150+) workforce in Rockhampton (Parkhurst) QLD where we repair Joy Mining Longwalls, Shuttle Cars, Continuous Miners and associated OEM componentry.


What’s in it for you:  No Travel! Are you sick of FIFO? Do you miss your family and friends? Komatsu Rockhampton is a large (multiple trades) operation, excellent site culture, proactive and passionate leadership team, established Global on-line safety system, established safety management processes. Coaching and learning is provided for you to build your professional portfolio equipping you to successfully manage a broad range of challenges. This is an excellent opportunity to take you to the next level within Komatsu and beyond. .

Key Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the National EHS Manager you will work within the National Safety management framework. You are empowered to drive continuous EHS improvement and develop and execute strategic, globally aligned EHS plans with your stakeholders. Working closely with the Rockhampton Operations Manager, the site management team and the Regional Service manager and their team. Developing strong working relationships with all stakeholders is critical to safety improvement.

This is a hands-on face to face role. You will be required to invest significant time with worksite trades people, site managers, supervisors, leading hands, and contractors, supporting, influencing, and coaching them in meeting and exceeding their EHS duties

Minimum qualifications/experience for this role:

  • Proven practical experience across the full spectrum as a Safety professional  in an influential EHS role
  • Preference is for post grad qualification in WHS/EHS, however undergrad or Diploma with appropriate work history and experience may be considered.
  • Incident Investigation qualification – ICAM with strong Root Cause Analysis is preferred.
  • Risk management qualifications
  • Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training (desirable)
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator (desirable)

Demonstrated practical experience in:

  • Experience in manufacturing/repair trades, transport, load shift and storage.
  • Experience working with high mobile plant traffic pedestrian interaction, bridge/gantry cranes and rigging.
  • Practical hands-on problem solving, and solutions driven professional.
  • Demonstrated influencing and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Must be well organised and have good time management skills with strengths in excel, word, reporting and data analytics, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to think and act in a flexible manner.  

Komatsu Benefits

  • 12 weeks paid primary career parental leave
  • Discounts on Apple, Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft products
  • Recognition and awards, opportunity to complete recognised Cert III courses, Diploma’s in Leadership & Management, and an Educational Support Program
  • Employee Referral Program offering a bonus of $5,000 if you successfully refer someone for a role
  • Discounted corporate rates with HCF and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program with total wellbeing solution provider Hunterlink.
  • Discounts with Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Kennards Hire, Bridgestone and Orix
  • Discounts with Avis, Qantas, Crown Hotels, IHG and travel agents

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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