Occupational Health & Safety Inspector - Mining, Electrical & Mechanical

Occupational Health and Safety Inspector - Mining Electrical Mechanical

Are you a Certified Construction and Maintenance Electrician or Red Seal Equivalent with underground mining experience and are you looking for a new challenge? Does health and safety matter to you? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you. Bring your experience and your enthusiasm for workplace health and safety to the position of Occupational Health and Safety Inspector for Mining with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its related regulations

• conduct comprehensive inspections and investigations, and write orders and reports

• engage in enforcement activities, including prosecutions

• work with health and safety partners, workers, and union/management to promote safe work practices and working conditions with workers, unions and management through the Internal Responsibility System (IRS)

Location(s): London, Sault Ste. Marie, South Porcupine, Sudbury, Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?


• You must possess a class “G” driver's licence.

• You must be able to travel extensively and provincewide, respond to after-hours calls, and work evenings and weekends as part of regularly scheduled work.

• You must have underground hard rock common core, or basic underground soft rock common core (One of the following applicable underground common core programs: P770010, P770130, P770225, P770121, and P770141).

• You must have a valid Construction and Maintenance Electrician Certification in Ontario or Red Seal equivalent in another province.

• You require 3-5 years of work-related underground mine experience or other equivalent training.

Technical knowledge:

• You have working knowledge, practical experience, training, or education in mining or related workplaces, and with mining methods, equipment, and processes.

• You have knowledge of trends, new developments and hazards in the field of Occupational Health and Safety in order to identify and evaluate safety hazards and controls.

• You have experience with mining operations and equipment to identify, evaluate and control health and safety hazards.

• You have working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, pertinent regulations, standards and codes, and sections of other relevant provincial or federal statutes and regulations.

Analytical skills:

• You have the ability to enforce, interpret, apply and explain legislation.

• You possess strong reasoning and judgment skills to maintain objectivity.

• You are able to assess and use the appropriate level of authority to enforce the occupational health and safety legislation.

• You can remain neutral through investigations and inspections.

• You have experience conducting inspections and investigations, including interviewing experience and experience handling evidence.

• You have analytical and auditing skills and the ability to learn enforcement and court procedures.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have conflict resolution and interpersonal skills and ability to impact and influence others to a logical/appropriate course of action.

• You can respect differing interests and conflicting priorities.

• You have communication skills to promote compliance, and provide advice and consultation.

• You have the ability to accurately document and convey information, with demonstrated experience in report writing.

Other important skills:

• You have knowledge of, or experience with, computer information technology, computer databases and business software applications.

• You have sound planning and organizational skills.

• You have the ability to work and deliver on performance objectives in an unsupervised environment.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint >pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Codehttp://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,443.44 - $1,774.87 Per Week

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Driver's Licence History
  • 1 Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 217 York St, London, West Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Driver's Licence History


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

How to Apply

• You are required to complete an application form. Please visit the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Website < https://www.ontario.ca/page/occupational-health-and-safety-inspector > in order to download the application and obtain instructions on completing and submitting the application form.
• Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.

• Please apply by Friday, September 24, 2021, quoting Job ID 167613.
• For any enquiries, please email us at MiningAtMLTSD@ontario.ca.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.