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Inspector of Mines

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Full-Time  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 3 Jul 2014

Job Description

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has exclusive jurisdiction in all matters affecting compensation for workers injured on the job, and is responsible to administer occupational health and safety legislation for all workers and employers within the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In partnership with stakeholders, we ensure workplace safety and care for workers. The WSCC upholds the values of concern for people, collaboration, engagement, integrity, transparency and openness in the workplace.

The Inspector of Mines reports to the Chief Inspector of Mines, and administers the NWT and Nunavut Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations and the Explosives Use Act and Regulations by conducting inspections and safety audits of surface and underground mining operations. Duties include reviewing mining plans for underground mining and open pit operations, inspecting mines, exploration sites and quarries to ensure safe working conditions, performing ventilation surveys, conducting operational quality audits, investigating accidents and fatalities, supervising, and marking examinations.

We require a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in a related field, such as mining industry safety, combined with seven (7) years of experience working at a mine or in the mining/exploration industry, to include at least five (5) years spent in production operations, with a regulatory requirement of one (1) year supervisory experience at a mine.

Other requirements include excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to interpret Acts and Regulations. The ability to travel and a valid Class 5 Driver’s license are essential. We will consider equivalencies on a case-by-case basis.

Salary ranges from $43.33 to $51.73 hourly (approx. $84,493.50 to $100,873.50
annually), plus a northern allowance of $3,450 annually and a generous benefits

We require a satisfactory criminal records check for this position. This is a non-traditional occupation.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please forward your resume quoting competition # to:

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the NWT and Nunavut
Human Resources Division, Box 8888, CST-5,
Phone: 1-800- 661-0792 (toll free) or 867-669-4414
Fax: 1-866-277-3677 (toll free) or (867) 873-4596

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