SMM Pogo
  • 16-Dec-2013 to 28-Feb-2014 (AKST)
  • Safety
  • AK, USA
  • up to $95,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time Salaried

Assists in the execution of the facility's Safety and Industrial Hygiene program to ensure compliance with all State, Federal and Corporate regulations, policies and procedures. Conducts evaluations and surveys to determine exposure levels within the facility.
1. Develops policies and procedures as appropriate that provide guidance to employees to achieve compliance with the Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs.
2. Assists in developing training programs as appropriate to achieve proper education of targeted employees.
3. Trains Mine employees in occupational health and the prevention of accidents, including personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, hearing conversation, hazard communication, and radiation safety.
4. Assists in the development of auditing programs as appropriate to determine facility compliance in the areas of Safety/Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine.
5. Collects facility data (personal and area) for chemical and physical exposure levels, reports, findings, and suggests solutions.
6. Assists in the development of monthly reports for submission to the SHLC Manager.
7. Maintains Pogo IH procedures and IH Manual, prepares new procedures as needed.
8. Reviews historical industrial hygiene data to assure that the present operational procedures meet current requirements, and to identify gaps where current requirements are not met.
9. Serves as a liaison between Pogo Mine and regulatory agencies.
10. Audits programs to determine facility compliance in the areas of Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Medicine.
11. Maintains electronic and hard copy IH and safety records.
12. Makes recommendations to improve the health and safety performance of the mine site.
13. Conducts laboratory hood air flow measurements.
14. Performs area and personal noise surveys.
15. Performs job hazard analyses.
16. Complies with company rules, regulations, and standard practices governing safety, security, environmental compliance, and proper utilization of company property employed in the course of his/her assigned duties.
17. Performs respirator fit testing and audiograms on employees and maintains records.
18. Coordinates work assignments and special projects with technicians to complete work tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
19. Compares operating procedures to written procedures to determine compliance with laws and regulations. Based upon knowledge of organizational goals and constraints, makes minor commitments of manpower and material.
20. Chronic non-conformance by operating units or personnel requires notification to the SHLC Manager.
21. Participate as a member of internal audit teams to develop procedures for occupational health and safety monitoring and compliance.
22. Respond to emergency situations and assist as needed.
23. Other duties as assigned.

Personal computer; 10-key; copier; fax machine; Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and BG4; Negative pressure respirator; Analytical and detection equipment; Drive general-purpose and emergency response vehicles; truck, ambulance; Kubota, etc.; Sensidyne Haz Mat Kit; SKC/ MSA sampling pumps; Portacount fit test machine; Monitor Model 7000 Audiometer; Velocity meter; Photo ionization detector; Sound level meter; Heat stress monitor.
A rotation schedule at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Assist Safety Manager with management of the Safety Program and represent the department at management meetings as needed.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of two years of coursework in Safety or Health required. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
CERTIFICATES and LICENCES: Valid Driver's license is required. Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) preferred. MSHA certificate preferred.
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three years' experience in an industrial hygiene/safety related environment to include air monitoring methods, sample handling, data collection and analysis, ventilation, radiation, use of air monitoring equipment and report writing. Industrial experience in the mining facilities preferred.
SKILLS:  Should have critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company. Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Effectively and accurately entering of data.
ABILITIES:  Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials. Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production.
Accommodations: Requires staying at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, game room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and dorm room having phone, internet & cable tv.
Transportation: The company provides bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction or Tok.
Benefits: Competitive wages with pay progression (may be achieved with demonstrated proficiency, work and training requirements, in the various tasks associated with the department's progression.), Gold Bonus, Safety Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vacation, Long Term Disability, 401(k), sick & vacation leave including paid holidays

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
SMM Pogo


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