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Safety Coordinator - NewRange


Babbitt, MN, US

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Safety Director, the Safety Coordinator is responsible for providing support on the development and management of NewRange H&S programs to ensure operational compliance to safety standards, and risk mitigation in order to promote a safety focused culture. The Health & Safety Coordinator is responsible for managing and documenting safety records, promoting a safety focused culture and assisting with coordinating safety training at a site level. 


Located in the historic iron range mining region of northeastern Minnesota, NewRange is a joint venture between Teck American Inc. (Teck) and PolyMet Mining Corp (PolyMet) that is advancing two major copper-nickel-platinum-palladium deposits, NorthMet and Mesaba. Project activities range from readying the feasibility stage NorthMet project for a production decision pending clearance of mine permits to advancing the nearby Mesaba project to pre-feasibility studies and permitting.  NewRange is committed to unlocking a new domestic supply chain of critical metals for the transition to a low-carbon economy and positioning Minnesota as a world leader in sustainable mineral resource development.

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  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values on health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck and Glencore). 
  • Administers safety programs as part of NewRange H&S strategy.
  • Conducts research on a regional level to identify potential risks associated with equipment and physical environment throughout the different stages of exploration; identifies ways to mitigate risks and creates emergency response plans.
  • Participates in H&S Committee, drafting policies and coordinating contract administration.
  • Drafts and documents policies and procedures concerning safety, attendance and disability management and ensures proper distribution of all manuals and updates.
  • Documents critical workplace incidents and investigations within the region, ensuring that records are up to date.
  • Assists in the preparation of safety reports to be remitted on a regular basis to the appropriate regulatory bodies. 
  • Administers long term disability claims and manages records and assists with return-to-work programs.
  • Assists in coordinating safety training for staff. 
  • Continuously seeks opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards and works to manage associated risks in the workplace.
  • Consistently follows NewRange health & safety policies and practice and demonstrates safety leadership to others.
  • Understands the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation.
  • Continuously monitors various risk factors associated with project execution and takes appropriate corrective action as required.
  • Makes courageous decisions to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory.
  • Proactively resolves or seeks support as appropriate to resolve safety hazards and issues.

The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  • Certification or Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and/or relevant field of study.
  • 5+ years of experience in in site safety in a mining related industry.
  • Certification by an applicable Occupational Health and Safety professional body would be an advantage. 
  • Strong understanding that Safety is a core value and, that our vision is for everyone to go home safe and healthy every day and to embrace a Safety Leadership culture.
  • Understanding of regulatory framework associated with appropriate local, national and international regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience of the Safety Management Systems, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Critical Controls, Hierarchy of Controls and use of Risk Control Register.
  • Ability to design and introduce health and safety programs and documents including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) at project.
  • Ability to report leading and lagging indicators of health and safety activities / conditions / incidents using appropriate systems and tools.

At NewRange, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. NewRange respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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