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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist - Fort McMurray, AB

Date:  Jan 11, 2023

Fort McMurray, AB, CA, T9K 0K4

Req ID:  25842
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial, and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.


Focusing solely on mining, Komatsu Mining designs, manufactures, distributes, and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load, and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Customers receive a superior experience through direct relationships with Komatsu Mining's support people and through its services located close to the mines. Komatsu Mining's products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron, gold, and other mineral resources, and the company employs people worldwide.


Komatsu Mining Corp. offers rewarding experiences and unique growth opportunities:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health & dental, vision coverage, healthcare spending account, and life insurance)
  • Personal wellness spending account
  • Company-sponsored registered pension plan (RPP) and matching program.
  • Safety boot voucher
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-supplied tools
  • 4/5 Rating on Glassdoor 
  • Sustainable employment
  • Ability to be a part of an exciting, innovative company developing new state-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • Discussion regarding full compensation package conducted upon initial pre-screen


Please visit our website for more information.


We are currently adding an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to our team in Fort McMurray, AB.


Reports to:  National Manager, EHS

Secondary Matrix Manager:  Regional Manager, Northern Alberta

Shift:  7 x 7, Wednesday – Tuesday, 12 hours per day

Location:  Fort McMurray, AB

Relocation:  This position does not offer relocation

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide EHS support to the Fort McMurray Operations and other areas as required.
  • Ensures compliance to OH&S laws, regulations and standards. Provide support and advice to all levels within the organization regarding OH&S Act, Code and Regulation and other applicable legislation as required.
  • Drives and supports the Incident Management process. Recommend corrective and preventive actions. Track implementation success.
  • Lead and assist in the Risk Management process within the operation (Risk Assessments, Job Hazard Analysis).
  • Promote and drive the use of diverse safety tools (FLRA’s, Safety Inspections & Observations, Near Hit report cards).
  • Work with the regional Workers’ Compensation Board. Constantly review the Incident Summary; manage claims, complete Employer’s Reports.
  • Attend and prepare safety meetings and actively participate in work planning processes.
  • Monitor safety performance across the business location, analyze stats & trends, and support business management in the development of action plans to improve performance to meet and exceed goals.
  • Be accessible by various levels within the organization as an impartial resource for environmental, health and safety concerns.
  • Assist and support the business by monitoring the safety performance of contractors that are performing hands on work within our business.
  • Develop and implement training material and EHS policies. Preform EHS orientations. Train employees on general / basic safety related subjects.
  • Responsible of safety related databases (Safety record spreadsheet, Incident Database).
  • Be the advisor of the EHS Committee.
  • Must be willing to travel within Canada up to 35% to our active sites and regional offices.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Health & Safety role.
  • NCSO or similar designation. Occupational Health and Safety Certificate is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and a working knowledge of: OH&S legislation, WHMIS, emergency response planning, Lock Out-Tag Out, Fall Protection, Confined Spaces, risk and hazard assessments, incident investigations, Basic and Specialized Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, individual and team based settings.
  • Demonstrated communication, reporting and leadership team skills are essential.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, adaptable and flexible.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Capable of Public Speaking.
  • Ability to manage a wide range of work assignments and changing priorities.
  • A combination of Field and Industrial experience is required.
  • Project management skills/experience an asset.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), internet and data base experience.
  • Up to date Safety tickets: WHIMIS, Confined Space, Fall Protection and First Aid are an asset
  • Valid Driver’s license with no limitations
  • Must have no restrictions for access to any mine site

Komatsu (Joy Global - Canada) is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted. 


Accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


While we appreciate all applicant submissions, only those considered to be most qualified will be contacted for further assessment.  


Note to Recruiters: Komatsu and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Komatsu, directly or indirectly, will be considered Komatsu property. Komatsu will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written, and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

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