Karioi Pulpmill & Tangiwai Sawmill

Health and Safety Advisor

Are you a dynamic advisor with a passion for Health and Safety? 


WPI, a leading manufacturer of mechanical market pulp in Asia Pacific is seeking a Health and Safety Advisor that can work across all our Health and Safety functions, reporting to the Manager Health Safety, Security and Privacy. This opportunity is based at the Karioi Pulpmill and Tangiwai Sawmill, Ohakune, Central North Island. 


The opportunity (Karioi Pulpmill and Tangiwai Sawmill) As a company we are committed to increasing our overall Health and Safety performance and employee engagement, and continuing to implement key initiatives critical to our improvement journey. This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to base themselves in or around the stunning Ruapehu region, spend time exploring the pure outdoors away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to make a difference in a varied role within an organization committed to continuous improvement.    


About You

You will be able to demonstrate the following competencies and capabilities essential for this role;

  • ability to collaborate with teams to maintain our continuous improvement drive in respect to health, safety and well-being.
  • support key projects and daily operational activity, ensuring compliance to the Health and Safety at Work Act, relevant codes of practice and standards, the WPI Major Accident Prevention Policy and Safety Management system.
  • extensive administration skills including minute taking, report and draft policy writing.
  • significant, demonstrated use of Microsoft Office and customised software solutions, including safety management system(s). Vault experience is desirable.
  • development of internal training materials. 

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • high energy levels and a flexible and practical approach to workstreams whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • a relevant qualification (Level 4 (or equivalent) at minimum) and demonstrated workplace experience in Health and Safety.
  • a strong customer focus with the ability to develop cross functional relationships.
  • excellent communication skills.
  • a current driver’s license (Restricted at minimum). 


About us

WPI is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process applicants will be required to pass an independently conducted pre-employment health and medical assessment which includes drug testing.

For further information please contact Derek Bensemann on 06 385 8545 ext 892 or email jobs@wpinz.com.   

To apply for this position please email a letter of application and a resume to jobs@wpinz.com. 

Click HERE to download job description. 

Applications close at 9.00am, Monday, 24 February 2020.