Inspector of Mines (Mechanical)

Flexible working arrangements are encouraged, Generous salary entitlements, Ongoing employment opportunity.

Job Title: Inspector of Mines (Mechanical)
Job Grade / Classification: Inspector Grade 3
Employment Type: Ongoing Employment
Location: Maitland

About the Role:
In your new role as an Inspector of Mines, you will focus on inspections of NSW Coal Mines verifying that verify that effective risk management and incident prevention strategies are implemented in the NSW mining industry through site inspections, assessments, investigation of incidents and complaints, application of compliance powers, consultation and education.

Your mining expertise will be put to good use as your responsibilities will include:

  • Building relationships with internal / external stakeholders
  • Assessing coal mine operators health and safety systems
  • Undertaking announced and unannounced coal mine inspections which includes preparing assessment and inspection reports to inform operators of their compliance status
  • Completing assessments based on incidents and complaints
  • Preparing notices of advice, regulatory enforcement, compliance and prohibition
  • Following through to ensure that corrective actions are adequately addressed

Click here to find out why you have a great opportunity to contribute to a positive change in the mining industry with the NSW Resources Regulator!

About you:
To be successful in the role, you will have the ability to gain trust and support from various key stakeholders through your effective relationship building and excellent communication skills. Your collaboration skills will be required in this role as you will be working with peers regularly.

Your experience in working in a dynamic environment, being able to positively respond to unexpected changes and effectively re-prioritising deliverables will be highly valued.

Essential requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain the qualifications to be appointed as an inspector under section 18(2)(a) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013, and in accordance with the Resources Regulator policy on qualifications of mine safety inspectors. Specifically, must be the holder of, or applying for, a practicing certificate to fulfil the statutory duties of a Manager of Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineer.
  • Must be able to work on weekends and backshifts and respond to incidents out of normal business hours on a rostered basis.
  • Must have worked in relevant senior mine management positions and have sound knowledge of current work health and safety legislation, mining methods and equipment, mechanical engineering practices and risk management principles.
  • Hold and maintain a current Class C driver licence.
  • Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment and ongoing probity and medical screening.
  • Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy is mandatory, and a condition of engagement for staff engaged after 3 December 2019.
  • Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Pecuniary Interests in the Regulated Sector policy is mandatory.

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.

The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources land, water, mining energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW.


Good to know:
It is a condition of engagement to hold and maintain an integrity clearance in accordance with section 54 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, rule 8 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 and the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy. Please note, in accordance with clause 1.3 of this policy, candidates need to consent to the carrying out of integrity screening by the Resources Regulator and any third-party provider contracted to conduct screening activity in accordance with this policy; unless a candidate provides such consent, their application will not be further considered.

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 18-month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply:

  • Click Apply to submit your application
  • Submit a cover letter
  • Submit an up to date resume

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Applications Close: Wednesday 18 March 2020 (11:59pm)

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10/03/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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