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Senior Workplace Health and Safety Officer

Plant/Site:  Chullora
Req Id:  11382
Date Posted:  11-Oct-2021

From humble beginnings as a butcher shop, Primo is now a household name on a journey to being a purposeful food brand. We hold market leading positions, across a house of brands, in multiple categories from Smallgoods to Cheese Snacking.  

We are truly local for local, dedicated to serving our Customers and Consumers without politics: strategy, production and execution starts and ends here, and we are not burdened by the overbearing processes and approvals that often constrain companies of our size.

And last but not least, we are building a culture to match the ambition and we are proud to be part of the JBS Group.


About the Role

The Senior WHS Officer will contribute to the development of a culture that promotes the wellbeing & safety of all staff through appropriate WHS.  You will be required to work as a collaborative member of the broader JBS and Primo Risk Team.  You are also responsible for partnering with the site leadership team to implement Primo risk initiatives to drive best practice.


The role’s responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Conduct & follow-through investigations for Injuries, Near Misses or Hazards
  • Ensure WHS Committee meetings are held and attended by nominated personal including management
  • Drive initiatives and actions from the meetings
  • Ensure compliance with the JBS Health and Safety Management System
  • Review any updates to Standards, Codes of Practice, WHS Act and WHS Regulations to ensure site is compliant
  • Participate in internal, external and Stakeholder Audits ensuring site maintains compliance and implement any changes
  • Promote safety culture and awareness
  • Complete Risk Assessments for all plant and machinery on site
  • Complete Standard Operating Procedures for all process, plant and machinery on site
  • Ensure Risk Assessments & Standard Operating Procedures are regularly reviewed for accuracy.


About you

  • Preferred formal qualifications in WH&S or HR
  • Knowledge of manufacturing hazards ideally within a food manufacturing environment
  • Experience in risk assessment, incident investigation and injuries 
  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on excellent listening and interaction skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work on own initiative and as a team player.


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Banking benefits with ANZ.
  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private


What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you. If you are self-motivated, this unique opportunity could be yours.  Apply now!


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Odette Brimblecombe on 0436 482 581.