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Emergency Services Officer

Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) is one of the world's largest manganese mining and concentrating operations, accounting for over 15% of the worlds' high-grade manganese ore production.  Groote Eylandt offers a unique lifestyle choice with a secure, family-friendly environment that has excellent day-care facilities and a well-resourced P-10 school. The Groote Eylandt township overlooks the turquoise waters of Milner Bay, home to world renowned fishing and camping adventures. 

A new FIFO position has been created within the Emergency Services team. This team provides a high quality service to GEMCO operations ensuring services are in place to provide a safe place of work for employees and contractors, response to emergency incidents on Eylandt and compliance with legislation. The Emergency Services Officer role will suit a proactive individual who has experience and knowledge of fire and emergency service processes in the mining industry, including incident command/control, emergency operations and responding to medical treatment cases.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Provision of effective and efficient emergency services, including prevention, preparedness and response
  • Provision of First Aid / Medical treatment
  • Response to emergency incidents on Groote Eylandt
  • Conducting regular inspection of emergency equipment
  • Provision of security to BHP Billiton GEMCO assets
  • Assisting in the development of emergency procedures
  • Assisting site-wide evacuation training and fire warden training
  • Understanding and implementation of BHP Billiton fatal risk control standards
  • Providing technical / practical support and services where required
  • Liaising with the workforce on Safety related matters to provide advice and support.

The successful applicants must possess:

  • A minimum of 2 years practical experience in emergency prevention, preparedness and response activities, preferably in the mining industry
  • Experience and appropriate qualifications in: Firefighting, Breathing Apparatus (open circuit), HAZMAT, Road Accident Rescue, Vertical rescue and Confined Space rescue, Occupational First Aid and Resuscitation
  • Certificate II in Security
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and/or Paramedic qualifications would be advantageous.

To be successful in this role, applicants will be committed to achieving the highest health, safety, environmental and community standards and Zero Harm practices. They will be enthusiastic, highly self-motivated and outstanding team players. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to the success in this position as is a proactive approach to problem solving and a positive outlook.

This is a Fly In Fly Out position on a 7 x 7 roster ex. Darwin or Cairns. An attractive salary package will be offered to attract the right candidate, including performance based incentives.


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