• Emergency Response Trainer

    Job ID
    Job Category
    Health & Safety
    Job Location 1 : Location
    CA-NU-Mary River
  • Mission for this Position

    At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island;  one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations.


    We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


    We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


    We are currently looking for our next great employee. Baffinland Iron Mines is seeking an Emergency Response Trainer to join our team on the Mary River mining site. 

    The purpose of the role will be to work proactively with project team, operations team and contractors to establish and maintain a system that promotes a culture of safe working practices across the project and eventually into operations.


    Please note: this is a permanent position requiring a 2 week Fly - In, Fly-Out Rotation




    Main Accountabilities

    • Provide technical and supervisory leadership to the Emergency Response program in accordance with the Nunavut Mines Health and Safety Act and any applicable Industry guidelines and best practices.
    • Develop site specific emergency response procedures for emergency response teams to safely respond to potential emergency scenarios These include but are not limited to:
    • Act as incident commander and provide the leadership to the emergency response team and the following:

        • Surface Mine Rescue and emergency response
        • Confined Space Rescue
        • Personnel extraction
        • Vehicle and Equipment Incidents
        • Firefighting,
        • High Angle/Rope rescue
        • SCBA use
        • Hazmat response
        • Land based spill response
        • Water and marine based spill response
        • Aircraft accidents
        • Search and Rescue for missing persons
    • Provide technical expertise in risk assessments and emergency response procedure development.  Ensure robust monitoring systems are in place and reviews are undertaken periodically related to fire safety and emergency response (weekly, monthly and annually).
    • Conduct the annual fire safety risk assessment in accordance to the Nunavut Mines Health and Safety Act and any applicable Industry guidelines and best practices.
    • Participate in incident investigations involving surface mine rescue and emergency response
    • Participate in the development, execution and debrief of spill response and emergency scenario exercises and conduct readiness drills for camp evacuations
    • Assist in permitting programs such as Hot works and fire water testing.
    • Ensure equipment, materials and labour are maintained and in proper working order to respond to a fire, medical emergency, rescue or spill at all times.
    • Develop and maintain a detailed list of emergency response equipment required to execute the response capability. 
    • Provide the leadership to a volunteer emergency response team including onsite training to enable each member with response capabilities to respond to fire, medical, rescue and spill response emergencies as it may relate to a remote construction at a mining facility and as governed by the Nunavut Mines Health and Safety Act and any applicable Industry guidelines and best practices.
    • Establish and maintain a specific emergency response risk register and update as scope of work changes.
    • Shall be the designated person appointed by the manager who is qualified in mine rescue instruction to be responsible to maintain the mine rescue equipment in good and serviceable condition at all times and to train mine rescue teams.  Contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities, design and direction and ensure that the emergency response program is implemented in accordance with the Nunavut Mines Health and Safety Act and any applicable Industry guidelines and best practices.
    • Provide leadership assistance, strategic vision, training and technical support to all aspects of the emergency response program.
    • Support the H&S Team by participating in safety inspections, toolbox talks, JHAs, development of safety presentations, coaching, and other H&S duties as required.

    Main 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 or related experience
    • Ideally the candidate should have ‘Train-the-Trainer’ experience
    • Ideally the candidate must have strong technical knowledge of mining processes including ore hauling, heavy equipment operation crushing, waste management, pumping systems, ship loading, 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
    • 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 need and 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).


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