Senior Hygiene Technician (2021-246)

Location: Port Pirie

Overview of the role

Senior Hygiene Technician wanted – are you who we are looking for?

Are you undertaking or willing to undertake a tertiary education in Occupational Hygiene and or related field?

Do you have experience in undertaking Occupational Hygiene related monitoring and sampling, desirably in the Mining, minerals processing or heavy industries.

If you are in search of a role that lets you be home every night and provides job security, then we may be what you are looking for.

You will play a key role in supporting all aspects of the site Occupational Hygiene Program including:

  • Undertaking field-based activities relating to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards in the workplace.
  • Undertaking various monitoring programs – including personal, area, biological or environmental monitoring, utilising a range of equipment and chemical, biological, ergonomic and physical hazards methodologies.
  • Collaborating with the site Hygienist & Occupational Hygiene Technician, in order to schedule, conduct, evaluate and prepare reports on occupational hygiene exposure monitoring and auditing in compliance with site and regulatory standards.
  • Providing active support for and participation in all aspects of the site blood lead management and or hygiene programs.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative exposure assessment of health hazards for workplace, tasks and job positions.

Ideally the successful candidates will be residentially based or willing to relocate to Port Pirie. Nyrstar will provide support and relocation assistance. This role is Monday to Friday roster with an on call roster.

Do you have the additional requisites of:

  • Completed or competing the basic Principals in Occupational Hygiene Course.
  • Radiation Safety Officer, license to use or handle radioactive sources (desirable).
  • Completion or currently enrolment in tertiary education in the area of Occupational Hygiene, Work Health and Safety or Public and Environmental Health (desirable).
  • Experience using and maintaining gas detection equipment personal and confined space gas monitors.
  • Advance computer skills including MS Office/SAP/RIMS.
  • Demonstrated key stakeholder engagement & influencing skills to build relationships & negotiate effectively.
  • Demonstrated time management & organisational skills - able to prioritise & multitask.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical expertise and practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and accommodate a diverse and dynamic workload.
  • Ability to be flexible to accommodate changing work demands on short notice and workhours.

The position description describes further aspects of this role including other desirable attributes and is available upon request.

What does working for Nyrstar mean?

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

What we offer:

  • 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
  • Relocation support
  • Study leave assistance
  • Employee Referral Program


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.


Written applications, including copies of relevant qualifications and employment history, quoting job title and reference number 2021-246 are to be emailed to no later than 4pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022.

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.