Nyrstar Port Pirie Pty Ltd

Who we are


Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs over 4,000 people. The company’s global operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products. In August 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, providing a stable long term platform for its marketing leading operations worldwide. Visit www.nyrstar.com


Overview of the role


Nyrstar Port Pirie is seeking an experienced candidate who holds a Bachelor’s and higher in a Chemical Engineering degree to join the Health, Safety and Hygiene team and who has an extensive knowledge of SafeWork Major Hazard Facilities applicable Regulations.

Supporting an industrial Major Hazard Facility of 800~ employees, this role manages the Process Safety Management effort across the Port Pirie Plant Complex; assists Plant Management with resolving, implementing and delegating the Process Safety Management requirements and provides subject matter expertise in process safety practices and maintains appropriate site Process Safety and Major Hazard Facility compliance.

The best part about this opportunity is that you will work with a team of experienced safety professionals, whilst developing a successful career on a site with a very exciting future ahead.

This is a residential role, based in Port Pirie, South Australia on a Monday to Friday roster. Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if required.


Key responsibilities of the role include, and are not limited to:


• Support Management initiatives and ensure participation from all areas of responsibility
• Facilitate Process Safety Risk Assessments and propose feasible controls
• Maintain updated site Safety Case and ensure continual improvement
• Own site process safety management (PSM) program and perform site compliance audits
• Drive site process safety procedure implementation and improvement plan
• Support risk and controls owners in the implementation of the program and compliance with applicable regulations
• Set KPIs and track performance for PSM program compliance and improvement
• Assist with process safety training at the site
• Assist with implementation and verification of plant process safety programs
• Ensure the site major hazard facility license is maintained and liaise with site relevant teams and Regulator as needed.
• Ensure the provision of advice and support to stakeholders on process safety standards, procedures and compliance relevant to the position
• Undertake work on projects as requested by the Manager Safety, Health & Hygiene to meet safety compliance requirements


Qualifications/Experience & Abilities:


• Bachelor’s and higher in a Chemical Engineering degree
• Extensive knowledge of SafeWork SA Major Hazard Facilities applicable Regulations
• 5+ years of site experience in process safety
• Demonstrable safety skills and safety mentality
• Intermediate computer skills including MS Office
• Knowledge of process risk assessment tools (Bow Tie, consequence model, PHA, HAZOP, etc)


What does working for Nyrstar mean?


We offer a career of challenge, reward and growth in a company that is focused on being a leader in our field. Safety, Health &Hygiene are the foundation of all our values – we live safety by living our values: Respect, Ownership, Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity.

Some of what we offer:


• Relocation support
• 5 weeks annual leave
• Competitive salary
• Subsidised health membership
• Private Health benefits option (corporate rates)
• Subsidised Dental Health Care – for you and your family
• Novated car leasing option
• Study leave assistance
• Employee Referral Programme
• Employee Assistance Programme




Nyrstar Port Pirie is ideally positioned on the eastern shore of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, just two and a half hours north-west of Adelaide. Port Pirie’s social atmosphere reflects its love of the sea, sport and the outdoors.

Known as the ‘City of Friendly People’, Port Pirie’s relaxed family lifestyle offers excellent facilities, accommodation and schooling options with all the major amenities. This is your opportunity to enjoy regional coastal living combined with capital city convenience.

Nyrstar Port Pirie is an integrated multi-metals recovery plant with the flexibility to process a wide range of lead-rich concentrates and smelting industry by-products.



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Please note you must have unrestricted valid rights to work in Australia. Nyrstar is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Nyrstar Port Pirie’s Safety Policy requires clean shaven employees and is a non-smoking site. Only applicants who progress to the next stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Nyrstar.


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