Underground Safety and Training Coordinator

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
May 01, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources is the global gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centers exclusively in the tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, before climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27.

Current Reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business.

Due to growth and expansion, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an Underground Safety & Training Coordinator at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What's the role?

The Safety & Training Coordinator reports to the Senior Safety & Training Supervisor, and the primary role is to provide training and safety support which is compliant to the national, corporate and legislative standards and to implement a skills base training program to the Mining Department.

Duties include:

  • Ensure personnel are adequately inducted and trained in their work area and are aware of all workplace rules and critical procedures applying at site.
  • Actively contribute to new initiatives and implement change as directed by the Project Manager and the site management team.
  • Actively promote, monitor and enforce compliance of personnel with safe work practices.
  • Participate in incident investigations to establish root cause of incidents and determine corrective actions.
  • Facilitate and participate in the Formal Risk Assessment process.
  • Monitor procedural systems, processes and training for the underground mining operations in accordance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations.
  • Undertake and record regular inspection of underground working areas, stockpiles, waste dumps, etc. to ensure safe operations.
  • Host daily safety meetings for underground mining.
  • Maintain an accurate and full account of all standard operating procedures, emergency procedures and plans and Job Hazard Analysis'.
  • Ensure all safety related activities are undertaken in accordance with Company policy and MSHA requirements including Hazard ID's, pre-start checks, pre-start meetings, and incident reporting.

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly organized individual who will display behavior consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • Blue Card certification preferred (Underground)
  • Certified Drug & Alcohol collection and testing preferred
  • Experience working in a mechanized hard-rock underground mine preferred.
  • Practical experience in the interpretation and application of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations preferred
  • Experience in incident investigation and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in competency-based training and assessment methods and delivery of training materials to crews.
  • Auditing or inspection experience.
  • Good skills in spreadsheet, presentation, word processing and database applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • Be able to pass a background check and post offer physical.

The Details:

Working a 2 week on, 2 week off schedule of days, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

A Covid Vaccine is required as a condition of employment for all employees hired on or after July 12, 2021.

    • Either one round of Pfizer or Moderna, or the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine is required prior to beginning work for Northern Star (Pogo) LLC. If Pfizer or Moderna, the second vaccine shot will then be needed as scheduled to complete the requirement.
    • Requests for exceptions to this requirement, for reasons such as a candidate's religious beliefs or disability status, will be considered on a case by case basis and determined by the general manager.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognize the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

Want to know more about Northern Star? Check out our website here: http://www.nsrltd.com/ or follow us on linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/northern-star-resources-limited/

Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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