Occupational Hygiene Advisor

Job Description

  • 9-day fortnight roster
  • Residential role in the coastal town of Gladstone surrounded by iconic natural attractions
  • Get ahead financially with company benefits including subsidised private health insurance

About your role         

Reporting directly to the Specialist – Occupational Health & Hygiene, you will contribute to our Safe, Stable and Sustainable vision by:


  • Being curious, courageous and dedicated to protecting worker health
  • Being participative, involved and understanding that Occupational Hygiene is not an office-based profession
  • Providing technical advice on Occupational Hygiene related matters
  • Assisting in investigations and the development and implementation of Occupational Hygiene controls
  • Developing, reviewing and presenting Occupational Hygiene training programs aimed at exposure prevention
  • Building effective inter-departmental relationships that promote worker protection and exposure prevention 
  • Conducting Occupational Hygiene surveys and analysing and evaluating exposure data
  • Ensuring Occupational Hygiene documentation is reviewed regularly and maintained appropriately
  • Working safely as an individual and within a team environment. 
  • Ensuring all work is performed in accordance with site health, environmental and community policies, systems and procedures


What you will bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you should have: 

  • Successfully completed, or be undertaking, postgraduate studies in Occupational Hygiene
  • A minimum of two years working in the Occupational Hygiene field in a mining or industrial setting
  • Proven experience developing, executing, and supporting site occupational hygiene programs
  • Experience in physically conducting monitoring for biological, physical and chemical contaminants
  • Experience in conducting audits, investigations, risk assessments and inspections
  • An understanding of relevant chemical-related legislation
  • An understanding of legislative requirements relating to health surveillance and occupational hygiene
  • A willingness to progress towards becoming a Licensed Asbestos Assessor 
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Be fully vaccinated in line with the Queensland Workers in a healthcare setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements) Direction

What’s on offer

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include: 

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Competitive salary package 
  • Domestic relocation assistance 
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family 
  • Learning and development opportunities to support your desired technical or leadership career path
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters

Where you will be working

Gladstone is a coastal town in central Queensland with the region home to a population in excess of 63,000. The Gladstone region enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking of making a seaside change, check out what our region has to offer: 


 About QAL

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, enjoying a global reputation as a leader in the minerals processing industry. QAL is focused on employee engagement, best practice technology, innovative capital solutions, benchmark maintenance and project execution whilst maintaining world class safety, quality and environmental performance.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce 

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else.

At QAL, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

If you are looking for a new venture and the chance to work for a company that cares about being Safe, Stable and Sustainable, apply today.


Applications Close: Sunday, 4 December 2022