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Emergency Response Team Coordinator

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Discipline:
First Aid Jobs, Health & Safety Jobs, Industrial Health Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Region:
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
Competitive expat package
Posted:
25-May-17
Recruiter:
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

Company Overview

Teranga is a Canadian-based gold company, which operates the only gold mine and mill in Senegal, West Africa. Our vision is to become a pre-eminent mid-tier gold producer in Senegal and greater West Africa. Our mission is to create value for all of our stakeholders through responsible mining. We strive to mine responsibly in accordance with the highest international standards and serve as a catalyst for sustainable economic, environmental, and community development to share the benefits of responsible mining with all of our stakeholders.

This is an 18-month contract, fly-in/ fly-out role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time or 6/3 roster with travel on employee's time.

Summary of Role

The role of the Occupational Health & Safety Department is to maintain and improve our occupational health and safety management systems. The team is to ensure that accurate information and statistical data is captured, maintained and archived and promptly available at all times, while achieving deliverables and implementing improvements.

As the Emergency Response Team Coordinator reporting to the Occupational Health & Safety Superintendent, your role is to ensure that the emergency preparedness program of the company’s operations is developed, maintained and reviewed to meet Legislative, OHSAS/ISO standards. Our team of Emergency Response Officers will report the incumbent, who will be responsible for ensuring that the team has sufficient training and resources to promptly and adequately respond to operational emergencies with minimal impact to the business.

Key Responsibilities

·         Coordinate Mines Rescue Team when responding to an emergency\

·         Coach and mentor senior members of the Emergency Response team

·         Determine and interpret legal and regulatory requirements, risk and hazard assessments and vulnerability to human life, equipment and company assets

·         Develop and update emergency preparedness management systems , planning concepts, incident management techniques, and hazard and risk analysis skills

·         Host visits from Environment/Safety auditors and Insurers inquiring about our emergency preparedness and response

 

Skills and Experience Required

·         Safety or Emergency Management Certificate/Diploma

·         Fire safety certificate or diploma

·         At least 10 years of experience in Fire Brigade/Mine Rescue environment with a high emphasis on emergency preparedness and response

·         At least intermediate life support medical qualification

·         Trained in Advanced Fire Fighting, Vehicle Extrication techniques, Breathing Apparatus, HAZHEM, Advanced Rope Rescue and Searching Emergency preparedness system development

·         Major/catastrophic event planning and coordination

·         Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of leadership, self-motivation and initiative

·         Ability to communicate in French and English

·         Good reporting writing and presentation skills

·         Strong organizational and team building skills

·         Problem solving and systematic analysis

·         Ability to assess situations and make clear decisions under pressure in extreme environmental conditions

 

Our Vision, Culture & Values

  • We are committed to a culture with a friendly and informal environment; dedicated and empowered people who want rewarding careers and the ability to make good decisions that positively impact the business.
  • We are a fast-growing junior miner that offers career opportunities; the work is challenging and exciting with tremendous growth and challenge.
  • Health and safety is one of our highest priorities – we have an exceptional record and strive to continuously improve all practices.
  • We are committed to social responsibility, to our people, and to supporting and sustaining the local communities.

Our Promise to You

Teranga Gold offers a competitive remuneration package, including excellent medical and dental benefits and insurance for employees and their dependents. Teranga Gold also provides excellent on-site accommodations and amenities including meals and laundry services, single accommodation quads with en-suite facilities, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a grass soccer pitch, basketball courts, internet access

If you experience difficulties submitting your CV on line, please email you CV to the HR Team at Teranga Gold at recruitment@terangagold.com

 

Closing Date:
27/06/2017

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