Job Title: Heavy Equipment Trainer
Location: Brule Mine, Chetwynd, BC
Language of Work: English
Start Date: When filled
Schedule / Terms of Employment: 12-hour shifts, (7 days on / 7 days off) 2x 30-minute breaks per shift
Responsible to provide subject matter expertise and support in achieving training objectives. The Trainer leads/participates in developing the training components to support the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the Conuma Coal Training Plan and support to the Prevention Management Plan.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Liaise with inspectors, Safety Officers, and Site Manager and General Foreman, site- based Safety - Officers, and Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Managers.
- Assess training needs for new and existing employees.
- Organize, develop, or source training programs to meet specific training needs.
- Develop and maintain Company Learning Management System (LMS).
- Develop training plans for individual employees and departments.
- Liaise with all departments to develop and provide in-house training.
- Identify internal and external training programs to address competency gaps.
- Review operations at work site to confirm compliance with applicable legislation, regulations, and site-specific procedures.
- Ensure employees are adequately trained for their assigned work and training records are up to date
- Liaise with all departments to develop, maintain, and present Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Develop training aids such as manuals and handbooks.
- Facilitate learning based on site requirements through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, hands-on training, on-the-job coaching, and virtual or computer-based training.
- Design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness
- Track and report training outcomes.
- Evaluate and continuously improve training material and methodology.
- Manage logistics for training activities including venues and equipment
- Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum 8 years experience as Heavy Equipment Operator
- 2 years experience as a Heavy Equipment Trainer (preferred)
- Experience as a trainer or experience operating all kinds of equipment is a must.
- Knowledge of adult instructional and learning theory and principles
- Knowledge of instructional design
- Knowledge of training methodologies
- Knowledge of learning management systems
- Knowledge of competency assessment
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to Provide training to site employees in the proper use of various types of heavy-duty equipment at the work site (Dozers, Excavators, Shovels, Loaders, Haul Trucks, etc.)
- Ability to Deliver training to site employees
- Ability to Assess qualifications and on-the-job training of all new employees prior to operating heavy equipment and sign off on skills.
- Computer skills include use of Microsoft Software packages, with better than average competence in spread
sheets and relational database programs.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity.
- Visible team player at workplace.
- A positive attitude.
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
- Demonstrate a dedication to the position and the organization.
- Experience in living and/or working in Northern Canada will be considered an asset.
- Willing and capable of working at a remote site.
Work Location / Travel
- Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd, BC.
- Please be aware 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 work place).
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