Safety Training and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Coordinator

Atlantic Gold Corporation continues to expand our team and are seeking a Safety Training and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Coordinator for our Moose River Consolidated Mine. Moose River Consolidated Mine is Atlantic Gold’s flagship mine located approximately one hour outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada and went into production in fall 2017. Work continues to identify and define additional deposits in the province.

Reporting to the Manager Health and Safety, the Safety Training and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Coordinator will provide leadership, help set direction, strategies and oversight for all matters related to Health and Safety training and Emergency Response throughout the Moose River Consolidated Mine’s Touquoy site. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Be a visible safety leader and provide safety leadership
  • Be active in identifying & resolving safety concerns and/or unsafe conditions while promoting a safety-first work culture where safety is utmost priority.
  • Coach and mentor the team with professionalism and maturity while adhering to AGC core values.
  • Ensure that training adheres to AGC and regulatory policies, standards and procedures.
  • Identify safety issues and champion a safe work culture with safety being top priority.
  • Ensure that all new employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers, visitors and the like receive safety induction including but not limited to emergency response practices, PPE, health & safety hazards, standards & regulations.
  • Ensure that all personnel including contractors, vendors, suppliers, visitors and the like are trained in site standards regarding field level risk assessment, job hazard analysis, safety awareness, energy isolation and PPE requirements and protocols.
  • Develop, maintain & introduce safety awareness short courses and any associated safety training.
  • Develop and communicate safety training requirements, plans and matrices with Health and Safety lead to ensure that personnel have the necessary skills to safely undertake assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintain personnel health and safety training records in association with H&S Admin including but not limited to training matrix status, training competency assessments and training schedules.
  • Coordinate and organize classroom & on-site training.
  • Develop and communicate safety training requirements, competency assessments and training matrices with functional group leads to ensure that personnel have the necessary skills to undertake assigned duties safely.
  • Ensure that training programs & materials are current and compliant with industry standards, regulations and best practices.
  • When necessary ‘Train-the-Trainer and assist operations Leader-Trainers.
  • Assist with the safe introduction of new equipment and processes and develop corresponding training modules, materials & procedures.
  • Identify & outsource specialty training needs on an ‘as needed’ basis.
  • Champion awareness amongst personnel regarding equipment and infrastructure loss control issues & concerns.
  • Champion the emergency response team program and training
  • Identify emergency response requirements, conduct needs assessment and develop programming
  • Ensure adequate technical requirements are met including team equipment needs, training and practical experience
  • Conduct all training related to ERT
  • Provide development and support for scenario based practical training
  • Provide on-site coordination in the event of emergency; act as Person in Charge (PIC) as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally the candidate should possess a University degree or College diploma in a safety related discipline or be certified safety professional graduate from a recognized institution
  • The candidate must have First Aid accreditation and Emergency Response team experience
  • Mine rescue and/or emergency response training and qualifications considered an asset
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years safety training experience
  • Ideally the candidate should have ‘Train-the-Trainer’ experience
  • Ideally the candidate must have strong technical knowledge of mining processes including crushing, grinding, leach-CIL, cyanide detoxification, tailings management, pumping systems, process control and reagent safety & handling, practical, hands on experience with personal protective devices and equipment
  • Good understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and loss control concepts. Knowledge of applicable codes and laws related to mines and milling is a definite asset
  • Strong verbal, comprehension & written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, presentation and consultation skills
  • The candidate must be able to work well with others in a multi-discipline, fast paced and demanding setting
  • Ability to identify safety-training developmental needs
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast paced, demanding setting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)

HOW TO APPLY:      

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, aboriginal peoples and members of visible minorities. Members of the Mi’ kmaq community are encouraged to self identify in your email application. There is no Fly-In-Fly-Out roster or camp for this mine. We offer relocation assistance for qualified candidates who are willing to relocate.

Interested candidates are invited to click hr@atlanticgoldcorporation.com and submit your resume via email siting Safety Training and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Coordinator in the subject line.

Recruitment agencies are requested to refrain from submitting resumes to this posting. AGC will not recognize unsolicited candidates from recruitment firms.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified