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Training Coordinator


Job Title: Training Coordinator

Location: Brule Mine, Chetwynd, 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

The Site Training Coordinator leads site training initiatives in support of Operations, Plant, Warehouse and Maintenance changing needs. Leads in assessing departmental training needs and leads in developing and implementing resolutions. Maintains close contact with NEBC training coordinator ensuring training and training process consistency among sites. This position maintains a solid line reporting relationship to the Mine Manager and a dotted line reporting relationship to the NEBC training coordinator

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.

Twice 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

  • Participates and maintains a positive and supportive work culture among site Trainers and Trainees. 
  • Works with site equipment trainers to train all new employees and transfers (cross transfer) to assess individual trainee training needs. Makes recommendations on equipment training completion, return to previous position, continuing training or termination in conjunction with Plant, Maintenance, Warehouse and Operations Management and site Human Resources. 
  • Evaluates and monitors equipment trainer performance looking always for ongoing improvements.
  • Meets with Operations, Plant, Maintenance and Warehouse on a regular/daily basis to identify near term ongoing manpower training needs. Schedules training to identify meet skilled training needs. Works with department management to identify training/transfer opportunities.
  • Coordinates with HR and Department Heads to ensure the postingpromotion process is followed
  • Maintain site training records including an up to-date list of individual qualifications.
  • Conduct weekly new employee and contractor orientation programs. Completes all sign offs and documentation. Records electronically. 
  • Works with Training Coordinator to organize and implement site training needs outside of equipment training such as Transportation of Dangerous Goods, First Aid or Investigative Techniques
  • May identify external training programs or groups to address ongoing training needs or improvements to current programs.
  • Assists with development of 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,
  • Work with NEBC training coordinator to evaluate and continuously improve training material and methodology
  • Maintain training equipment such as laptops, projectors and printers in good working order
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment

Qualifications and Experience

  • Site equipment operation knowledge a strong asset.
  • Previous heavy equipment training experience a strong asset
  • Comfortable with resolving with Trainer and Trainee behavioral issues. 
  • Able to identify and correct instructional Trainer errors.
  • Familiar with training techniques and strategies. Comfortable learning new training strategies including adult instructional techniques and learning theory and principles. 
  • Experience with Management of Change and Document Control
  • Experience in an open-pit mining environment an asset.

Technical Competencies & Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and manage time.
  • Strong coaching and motivational talent.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Well versed in statutory mining regulations and regulatory agency structures.
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, internally. 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Quick learner and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.

Work Location / Travel

  • Employee bus transportation is provided 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 & 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
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