Safety Advisor (multiple opportunities)

  • Rio Tinto Group
  • Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 21, 2022

Job Description

Safety Advisor (multiple opportunities)
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Grow your career in this interesting role at our low carbon-footprint aluminium smelter
  • The role is based in beautiful Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for multiple Safety Advisors to play an integral role in the Rio Tinto Aluminium (RTA) Health Safety and Environment team at the smelter in Kitimat, BC.

The role is a great opportunity for a safety-oriented and enthusiastic leader to make a positive impact to the site safety and team member well-being.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry's best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Safety Team Lead and working a Monday to Friday schedule, you will be:
  • Support the implementation of Risk Reduction activities for BC Works. Using good interpersonal skills to coach Coordinators and Supervisors in the use of risk management tools (such as Management of Change, Risk Assessment, Leadership in Action, and Safety Interactions).
  • Where appropriate, review safety exposure when changes in practice, equipment, or process are introduced. Use available resources such as regulatory agency websites and safety forums to identify good practice and compare to existing site practice. Recommend and assist with the implementation of best practices from area of responsibility to the rest of site.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and company policies and standards.
  • Monitor incident trends and identify opportunities to improve. Facilitate incident investigations for high and critical incidents using root cause analysis methods (such as Essential Factor) to ensure effective sustainable controls are put in place to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to the site sponsors of the RT safety standards to ensure compliance and assist with the preparation and planning for HS&E audits (both internal and external).
  • Facilitate and participate in Kaizens and workshops using Business Improvement tools when required, to identify innovative and effective solutions to safety issues.
  • Coach line management on implementation of Corporate safety initiatives (Take 5, safety interactions, CRM, SPI/PFI lessons learned, cascaded coaching) to ensure critical lessons are learned.
  • Play a key role in building a culture of interdependence

Note: No Fly-in-fly-out arrangements offered. Relocation assistance is provided.

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • A tertiary qualification in health, safety, engineering, or related field, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a health and safety position within an industrial setting
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations and site standards
  • A team-player who can also work independently
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching abilities
  • Data analysis skills
  • Experience supporting and conducting internal audits, policy review, and roll-out of HSE initiatives
  • Experience supporting incident investigations using a root cause analysis methodology (such as Essential Factor) are an asset
  • Knowledge of Rio Tinto safety standards are an asset

What we offer

Part of a high performing and engaged team operating some of the best reduction technology in the world:
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Generous vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave benefits
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world's first to be certified "responsible" - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

Rio Tinto's BC Works is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group and has been operating in British Columbia for over 65 years. With industry leading new technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter is one of the world's most competitive aluminium smelters, producing aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in BC alongside our 1,000 employees, partners, community stakeholders and First Nations, and we look forward to the next 60 years.

To learn more about our Aluminium Operations, check out this video:

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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 that makes us different.

Applications close: August 14, 2022

(Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)