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Work Health & Safety Specialist | Envirotech

Samsara Recycling

Samsara Recycling

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Want to help us in our mission to end the plastic pollution crisis?

Then come join Samsara in tackling one of the planet's biggest problems with big impact!

Samsara represents the coming together of co-founders, the Australian National University (ANU), one of Australia's largest retailers and Main Sequence Ventures, to address a big planetary problem and build the kind of solution the world has been waiting for. Not only will Samsara’s technology play a key role in solving the world's plastic recycling problems and eliminating the production of plastics from fossil fuels, our commercial potential is compelling.

We are a jaw droppingly unique company! Whilst we are an envirotech start-up creating infinite recycling to end plastic pollution, we are also building an incredible place to work. We know that to make the magic happen our day to day working lives and rewards for our efforts need to be unique and exciting for the extra effort put in.

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees and the surrounding community. To further strengthen our commitment to workplace health and safety (WHS), we are looking for a WHS Systems Specialist to assess our current systems and lead the implementation of a new WHS system that ensures the highest level of safety for our workforce.

As our new WHS Specialist, you will play a crucial role in the development, assessment, and implementation of a comprehensive WHS management system. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify potential risks, create effective strategies, and establish processes that comply with industry regulations and best practices. Your expertise will ensure that our manufacturing facility maintains the highest WHS standards while working with chemicals.

Key Responsibilities...

Assessment Of Current WHS Systems

  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the existing WHS systems, policies, and procedures within the manufacturing facility.
  • Identify gaps, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in the current WHS framework.

Compliance And Regulatory Expertise

  • Stay up to date with relevant WHS regulations, standards, and best practices related to chemical manufacturing.
  • Ensure the facility's WHS practices align with all applicable legal requirements.
  • Review, recommend and implement safety related actions from Insurance and other external audits.
  • Engage with suppliers and customers where applicable to ensure on-site and transportation safety protocols are understood and implemented.

Development Of WHS Policies And Procedures

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop comprehensive WHS policies and procedures tailored to the unique needs of our chemical manufacturing operations.
  • Document and communicate new policies and procedures effectively throughout the organization.
  • Review and approve SOPs from a Health and Safety perspective.

Risk Assessment And Mitigation

  • Conduct risk assessments and hazard analyses related to chemical processes and equipment.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and control measures to reduce workplace accidents and incidents.
  • Health and Safety Subject Matter Expert for the Jerra New Site Build Project Teams

WHS Training And Education

  • Develop and deliver WHS training programs for employees, focusing on chemical safety protocols.
  • Promote a culture of safety awareness and compliance among all staff members.

Implementation Of WHS Management System

  • Lead the implementation of a new WHS management system, ensuring seamless integration into daily operations.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the WHS system and make continuous improvements as needed.

Incident Investigation And Reporting

  • Investigate workplace incidents and accidents, identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions.
  • Maintain accurate incident records and submit required reports to regulatory authorities.
  • Return to Work management.


  • Bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, Environmental Science, or a related field. Minimum Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety is highly desirable.
  • Driver’s licence C-class is essential.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety is highly desirable.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) is desirable.
  • Qualifications and/or experience in WHS auditing is desirable
  • 3+ years experience
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar professional certifications.
  • Proven experience in WHS management within a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of WHS regulations, chemical safety, and risk assessment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in WHS software and tools.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and lead change effectively.

The successful candidate will be a purpose-driven team player who is inspired by an opportunity to have impact in the world. They must deeply believe in Samsara’s purpose and the important role we will play in creating the most impactful recycling company.

What You Might Like About Us...

Remuneration - we offer competitive salaries in addition to the option of owning company shares

Flexibility - at Samsara, flexible work means that our people are able to achieve work-life harmony. This includes support for how our people maintain health and wellbeing, parent or care for others, study, transition to retirement or pursue personal interests

Autonomy - you are trusted to work independently, make sensible decisions, ask better questions, adopt techniques to work smarter and do what you say you will do

Flat structure - we don’t entertain bureaucracy at Samsara! Our people are empowered to use their own initiative to solve problems collaboratively. Communication is fast which means quicker decisions and the flexibility to adapt quickly to changes

Samsara is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Samsara is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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