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Health and Safety Coordinator

Location: 

Anchorage, AK, US Red Dog, AK, US Spokane, WA, US

Closing Date: December 31, 2022

Reporting to the Senior Geologist, Exploration, the Health & Safety Coordinator is responsible for providing support and oversight on the implementation and management of Red Dog Operation’s-based Exploration H&S programs to ensure operational compliance to occupational health and safety standards, and risk mitigation to promote a safety focused culture. 

 

The Health & Safety Coordinator ensures that:

  •  Exploration staff have the necessary understanding, training, and tools to execute projects safely and fulfill their designated H&S responsibilities,
  • ·Project teams and leaders are supported to meet their H&S accountabilities through guidance, advice, and verification processes
  • ·Project activities are conducted in alignment with the best practices of Teck Resources Limited, Teck Exploration & Geosciences, Red Dog Operations and Federal & State legal requirements 
  • ·There is sufficient oversight of, and support to, site contractors to ensure that their activities can be conducted safely and effectively.

 

At our Red Dog Operations Exploration Site, the working conditions include semi-permanent tents with electrical heaters. Catering and internet are all provided. Employees have access to a gym located at the main camp.

 

This role is on a rotation of 21 days on, 14 days off, fly-in-fly-out to the Red Dog Operations in Alaska and we are open to US based candidates.
 

Responsibilities:

Be a courageous safety leader and demonstrate a strong record of leadership in health, safety and sustainability. Ensure activities are consistent with Teck’s policies and management systems, as guided by the Charter of Corporate Responsibility, the Code of Sustainable Conduct and the Health and Safety Policy.
•    Proactively engage with and provide safety leadership to the Exploration team to drive continuous improvement of the H&S management system.
•    Understand the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation:

  • Review existing processes and recommends changes as required.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to recognize health, safety and environmental hazards and works to manage associated risks in the workplace.
  • Develop and review Safe Work Procedures and contractor occupational health & safety documents for the broad scope of exploration activities undertaken by Teck Exploration at Red Dog Mine.
  • Complete inspections & audits of worksites and equipment.
  • Oversee the implementation and execution of Critical Control Verification processes

•    Support the Project Leads in executing projects through the development of Risk Assessments, Inductions and Emergency Response Plans.
•    Coordinate and maintain relevant training for the project exploration team including conducting routine ‘needs assessments’ to determine appropriate training.
•    Personally:

  • Understand, embrace, and demonstrate Teck’s Courageous Safety Leadership culture;
  • Continuously seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards and works to manage associated risks in the workplace
  • Consistently follow Teck’s health & safety policies and practice and demonstrates safety leadership to others
  • Make courageous decisions to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory or unmanageable. 

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 or more years of experience in health & safety for mineral exploration, mining or related industry, 3+ years in a US-based mine would be an asset.
  • Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and/or completion of WHMIS and PPE would be an asset. 
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and problem solving in dynamic, results-driven environments.
  • Superior ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, roles, and seniority.
  • Strong understanding of health and safety best practices in the resource sector and the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation.
  • Experience conducting and facilitating high level assessments of health & safety risks across projects, regional and international jurisdictions in order to identify potential hazards and risks associated with projects equipment physical environments stages of exploration.
  • Ability to make courageous decisions to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite. 

About Teck

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated. 

 

At Teck, 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.  

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.  

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2020, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eleventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.  

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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