Industrial Hygienist

Summary

Job Title: Industrial Hygienist

Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Director Health and Safety the Industrial Hygienist will work with all levels of the organization and function to inspire participation, cohesiveness, and synergy to the health program. Lead in the development and implementation of health and safety programs, meeting all Federal and Provincial regulatory requirements as a minimum, and company requirements with the site management team, operations, exploration, projects, and office. Reduce occupational health and safety related illnesses and injuries. Directly responsible for the implementation of the CCR Health and Safety strategy and business plans. 

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia

Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

Responsibilities

  • Manage, implement, and continuously improve CCR IH programs and Health and Safety Program
  • Develop, implement, and manage physical and chemical exposure monitoring and assessment programs and studies
  • Conduct investigations and evaluations at mine sites and offices in reference to hazardous chemical, physical, and biological agents
  • Evaluate, interpret, and manage data from exposure monitoring programs and studies
  • Evaluate effectiveness of engineering controls and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with management, departments, employee representatives, and other agencies regarding industrial hygiene concerns and solutions
  • Summarize and communicate findings in technical reports
  • Provide support and leadership in developing and implementing policies and programs that address physical, chemical, and biological hazard concerns
  • Develop and conduct training on industrial hygiene concerns
  • Management and technical expertise on Safety Data Sheets
  • Other duties as assigned by the department head.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related Engineering degree
  • Minimum of 30 term credits in any combination of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Health, Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, Physics, Physiology, or Toxicology.
  • One or more years of professional experience in the prevention of occupational diseases and the protection and improvement of the industrial health environment, or equivalent.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering.
  • Industrial processes, equipment, and materials used in the workplace.
  • The principles of industrial hygiene and workplace hazards.
  • Scientific methods used in health hazard control.
  • Relationship between working conditions and health.
  • Techniques utilized in conducting industrial hygiene investigations.
  • The provincial industrial hygiene program.
  • Air sampling instruments, ventilation testing equipment and measuring devices for noise, lasers, and other physical agents.
  • Provincial and federal statutes and rules concerning industrial hygiene, radiation, and air pollution.
  • Ability to organize and interpret field data and identify necessary corrections.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate investigative and narrative reports.
  • Ability to use testing and measuring equipment for noise, toxic substances, and harmful physical agents.
  • Ability to conduct studies and collect data to detect sources of industrial health hazards.
  • Prepare legal notices of violations.
  • Prepare cases for prosecution and appear in court as an expert witness.
  • Maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Quick learner and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.

Work Location / Travel

  • Transportation is provided from Tumbler Ridge, BC to work sites as required. 
  • Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma Coal believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma Coal provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: September 10, 2020
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Location:
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia