Thursday, 4 October 2012

Base Titanium Limited Emergency Response Officer Job in Kwale Kenya

Emergency Response Officer
Base Titanium Limited, the Kenyan subsidiary of the Australian company, Base Resources Limited, is developing the globally significant Kwale Mineral Sands Project about 50km south of Mombasa. 
The project is now funded and construction commenced in the 3rd quarter of 2011 . Production is scheduled to start during the second half of 2013.

Base is a creative resource company that places a strong emphasis on being part of the community in which it operates and on attracting and developing good people. 
Kwale is the first large mining development in Kenya since 1911 and represents an exciting opportunity for high performing candidates seeking to be part of the successful development of the project. 
Pragmatic and pro-active candidates with strong integrity and who work well in a team environment are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Occupational Health and Safety Manager, the Emergency Response Officer will assist the
OHS Manager in establishing, maintaining and operating best practice emergency response teams and
equipment; and, emergency response readiness for the project.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of all Emergency Response policies, procedures and inspection schedules
  • Conduct Fire audits
  • Rescue vehicles, Emergency equipment and field response inventories are checked weekly
  • Check operation of all emergency equipment weekly
  • Ensure all fire incidents are fully investigated and recorded within the site safety data base in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Conduct Emergency Response, fire awareness and other associated training programs to continually develop ERT personnel.
  • Develop fire awareness training programs for other Departments, contractors and the community as required.
  • Ensure all ERT vehicles are in a state of ready response and are checked each shift and restored to full service after any usage.
Qualifications and experience:
The ideal candidate will:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in fire fighting and emergency response disciplines.
  • Successful completion of accredited emergency services training.
  • Current Kenyan heavy truck and car license essential.
  • Ability to operate a fire tender and pumps including foam systems without supervision.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a challenging environment with a multinational workforce with minimal supervision and high ethical standards.
  • The ability to build/work in a harmonious work team.
  • Ability to write reports and have good computer skills in Word & Excel.
  • Proven self-management and supervisory skills.
  • Good demonstrable skills in radio / telephone procedures.
Eligible applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter, certified copies of qualifications, and three traceable references for the attention of the Human Resources Manager, clearly marked “Application for Emergency Response Officer” to:
Applications must be received on or before Friday the 12th October 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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