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Safety Trainer – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2634)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 6 Jul 2017

Job Description



Voisey’s Bay


East cost of Labrador (approximately 350 km North of Goose Bay and 35 km Southwest of Nain.


2 week in  2 week out

Shift Length:              

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

Late Summer 2017

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check


Scope of work:

JS Redpath will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay.  The existing open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022.  Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain Nickel and Copper and at peak production, 2.54 million tons will be mined annually.

Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 meters of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 million tons of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure.


Job Summary:

The Mandate of the Safety Supervisor is to provide the necessary resources and support required to enable field personnel to meet all Redpath, Client and legislative requirements relating to Health and Safety in the workplace.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and support a site specific Training Program

  • Develop, Implement and managing an Aboriginal training plan in consultation with the Client

  • Participate in serious Injury and Incident Investigations

  • Participate in project Risk Assessments

  • Participate in new project safety start-up planning

  • Conduct workplace inspections and Redpath Safety Program audits

  • Aid in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures

  • Advise senior management on matters relating to training and workforce development


Required Skills and Qualifications:

Some or all of the following certifications are required:

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Types - Common Core

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner – Common Core

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mining Specialty Module – Certified in modules related to mine development and construction

  • Train the Trainer

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Front Line Supervisor – Common Core

  • FMTM (Quebec Common Core)


Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Highly skilled in the area s/he will be instructing

  • 10 years’ experience in an underground mining environment

  • Successfully completes a Train-The-Trainer program

  • Advanced understanding of mine regulations pertaining to task

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment providing training to an Aboriginal workforce.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment of specific task

  • Ability to prepare work related procedures and standards

  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems as required

  • Ability to adapt to a varying work environment often requiring the employee to develop new and innovative work methods

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong organizational skills


Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of mining industry and methods applicable to health and safety standards

  • Statistical analysis and evaluation skills

  • Train-the-trainer skills and teaching ability

  • Group facilitation skills

  • Skilled and competent in auditing

  • Survey and sampling knowledge

  • Organization and planning abilities

  • Ability to interpret and apply all applicable legislation, standards, and guidelines pertaining to Mining Regulations, clients and Redpath

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, both orally and in writing, including formal reports

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with as range of different disciplines

  • Teaching ability

  • Ability to source and understand evidence-based content material

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively


Health and Safety:

  • Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock 0ut tag out procedures are followed

  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

  • Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.

  • Work in accordance with local legislation



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