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Safety Advisor- Kitimat BC

Rio Tinto Full-Time  Anywhere 17 Jan 2019

Job Description

Safety Advisor

  • Provide Safety leadership for a world class Aluminum Smelter
  • Make an impact in supporting the business to produce aluminum with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world
  • Work in a diverse and collaborative environment, in an exciting location – Kitimat, BC

About the role

We are looking for a Safety Advisor to play an integral role in the Rio Tinto Aluminium (RTA) Health safety and environment team and challenging the business whilst at the same time generating value-accretive ideas.

This role is a great opportunity to join the BC Works HSE team. Working a Monday to Friday schedule, and reporting to the Safety Coordinator, you will be:

  • Supports the implementation of Risk Reduction activities for BC Works. Using good interpersonal skills to coach Coordinators and Supervisors in use of risk management tools (such as Management of Change, Risk Assessment, Leadership in Action and Safety Interactions).
  • Where appropriate, reviews safety exposure when changes in practice, new equipment or new process are introduced. Uses available resources such as regulatory agency websites and safety forums to identify good practice and compare to existing site practice. Recommends and assists with the implementation of best practices from area of responsibility to the rest of site.
  • Ensures compliance with statutory requirements, company policies and practices through monitoring of safety incidents, supporting MoC, RA and incident findings, reporting to the management team and helping develop action plans to comply.
  • Monitors incident trends and identifies opportunities to improve. Facilitates incident investigations for high and critical incidents using root cause analysis methods (such as Essential Factor) to ensure effective sustainable controls are put in place to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to the site sponsors of the RT safety standards to ensure compliance and assists with the preparation and planning for HS&E audits (both internal and external).
  • Supports and coaches line management in the implementation, embedding and monitoring of the RT Critical Risk Management system
  • Supports management with Management of Change and Risk Assessment, enabling them to take the lead and where appropriate, providing technical expertise for more complex assessments.
  • Facilitates and participates in Kaizens and workshops using Business Improvement tools when required, to identify innovative and effective solutions to safety issues
  • Coaches line management on implementation of Corporate safety initiatives (take 5, safety interactions, CRM, SPI/PFI lessons learned) to ensure critical lessons are learned. Supports local management in the implementation of the contractor management standard.

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Degree qualified in OH&S, Health Science, or Engineering.
  • 5 or more years’ prior work experience in an OH&S Advisor Role, in Smelting, or similar Heavy Industry.
  • The understanding of Business HSE requirements and procedures, lead projects, coordinate the deployment of HSE initiatives and being able to do data analysis, data quality check, procedure review, HSE communications would be an asset.
  • English (written and spoken) required. French language skills are an asset.
  • Experience supporting and conducting internal audits. Experience supporting incident investigation using a root cause analysis method (such as Essential Factor) would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in mentoring and supporting new graduate safety advisors. Experience in leading workshop with the Business improvement approach & tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, very good management and very strong interpersonal skills

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto’s BC Works is a part of the Atlantic Operations of the Aluminium product group. Check out:

Rio Tinto has been Operating in British Columbia for over 60 years. With industry leading new technology and four generations of employee expertise, as well as our hydropower facility at Kemano and the Nechako Reservoir, the Kitimat smelter is one of the most competitive aluminium smelters in the world, producing aluminium with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.

Rio Tinto is proud to operate in BC alongside our 1000 employees, community stakeholders and First Nations, and we look forward to the next 60 years.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

Applications online at  Ref. RITM2770491

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