May 11, 2021


  • Anglo American Platinum
  • Postmasburg, Northern Cape, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Reference Id: REF11042T

Company Description:
Kumba Iron Ore

We produce high-grade iron ore, the key component in steel widely used in construction and manufacturing across the world. Our activities include all aspects – exploration; mining; processing and blending; shipping; marketing and selling. In South Africa, we have mining operations in the Northern Cape province, as well as a head office in Centurion, Gauteng, and a port operation in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape.

You put safety first. That’s why we want you.

Here is an opportunity to join one of the biggest Iron Ore Mining company in South Africa as our Specialist Hygienist. This position is to establish and maintain appropriate hygiene programmes which considers potential health hazards to which employees are exposed. To also provide sufficient support and information to minimize health risk to employees.

Job Description:
The role of the Specialist Hygienist will involved in designing, evaluating, co-ordinating and managing occupational hygiene programmes within the mine to meet legal compliance and a safe and healthy working environment, thereby minimising the operation(s) risk of litigation and adverse publicity.
You will be responsible to provide expert advice to line management, thus ensuring that operations and activities conducted in the mine do not pose a health risk or threat to the workforce.
This role will design and provide reports to management and use various controls to minimise health risks to employees.
Advise the mine on the mines emergency preparedness and response requirements as mandated by relevant legislations
Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment where employees and contractors can deliver their outputs within a controlled risk environment.
This role is in the Safety Health Environmental Department at a Band 6 level reporting to the Manager Safety, Health and Environment.

B Degree in Occupational Hygiene or Environmental Health Sciences
Advanced Certificate in Mine and Environmental Control (ACMEC) and Mine Ventilation Society (MVS) registration
Registration with SA Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) as an Occupational Hygienist and Intermediate Certificate in Mine and Environmental Control (MEC) and Mine Ventilation Society (MVS) registration

Driver’s Licence: Code B (Light vehicle)

Required Experience:

3 – 5 years operational experience in Occupational Hygiene of which two years should be at managerial capacity

Additional information:
Who We Are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet? That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.

As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

What We Offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfill their potential.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process

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