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Are you interested in joining Tundra Rescue?

 

(As of November 2023 we are not actively recruiting as things slow down over winter, but we are always interested to hear from qualified people in the areas and trades where we work in case of future opportunities.)

 

Tundra Rescue has an ongoing requirement for experienced and qualified applicants for part time and full time work in the following job roles at work sites in Ontario:

 

 

Confined Space Safety

  • Confined Space Safety Attendant
  • Confined Space Safety Technician / Rescuer
  • Confined Space Technician Supervisor

 

 

Rope Access

  • Certified Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT and/or IRATA) all levels

 

  • Details of these roles can be found in the drop-down boxes below.
  • Our work is primarily conducted in and around the Greater Toronto Area and wider Hamilton and Niagara areas and so proximity to there is desirable, however in principle we are open to receiving expressions of interest from elsewhere too.
  • Please note that applicants for all positions must have the right to work and drive in Canada.
  • Diversity is one of our core values and we welcome applications from anyone with the skills, experience and attiitude to work with us.
  • We welcome applications from qualified applicants who are only interested in part time work as well as those looking for full time employment.
CONFINED SPACE SAFETY ATTENDANT

Tundra Rescue part time and full time Confined Space Safety Attendants are expected to fulfill the duties of an Attendant as they are delineated in Ontario Regulation 632/05 (Section 15) and our own Health and Safety Manual.

Tundra Rescue Confined Space Attendants may potentially work at a very wide range of work sites and installations in Ontario which could include manufacturing facilities, construction sites and underground pipe and water networks.

Our Confined Space Safety Attendants should have the following qualifications or certifications:

• First Aid and CPR (via a provider approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)
• Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps (via the Ontario Ministry of Labour, online)
• WHMIS 2015 (GHS)
• Lock-Out Tag-Out
• Work at Height (WAH)
• Confined Space Awareness course
• Workplace Violence, Harassment, Bullying Awareness
• Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
• Manual Material Handling
• Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness and Safe Work Practices
• Fire extinguisher use training

In addition to these you will be required to successfully complete our own in-house training programme and a short paid trial period of work.

While it is the responsbility of the applicant to have completed these qualifications and be current, we will look at individual applications on a case-by-case basis, if you are missing some of these or they have expired. We may be able assist you.

Tundra Rescue does not offer completely new entry level positions for those without any prior experience however the Confined Space Safety Attendant requires the least experience of any of our roles, and is the most suitable for applicants who have are the beginning of their careers in the safety and rescue sector.

Please let us know if you have any additional technical trades and qualifications as these may also be beneficial. Rope Access certification would enable us to employ you on both Rope Access and Confined Space Safety tasks.

CONFINED SPACE SAFETY TECHNICIAN

Tundra Rescue part time and full time Confined Space Safety Technicians / Rescuers are expected to be able to enact “on-site rescue procedures” as they are delineated in Ontario Regulation 632/05 (Section 11). i.e. to take necessary actions as laid out by the rescue plan associated with each respective confined space, for the safe rescue of one or more entrants from that confined space in the event that a rescue is required.

Tundra Rescue Confined Space Safety Technicians may potentially work at a very wide range of work sites and installations in Ontario which could include manufacturing facilities, construction sites and underground pipe and water networks, inside and outside.

Our Confined Space Safety Technicians should have successfully completed a reptuable Confined Space Safety Technician / Rescuer course with a minimum of 14 hours of training. We have certain specific requirements about this training that we will share during the hiring process.

They must also have the following minimum qualifications or certifications:

• First Aid and CPR (via a provider approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)
• Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps (via the Ontario Ministry of Labour, online)
• WHMIS 2015 (GHS)
• Lock-Out Tag-Out
• Work at Height (WAH)
• Confined Space Awareness course
• Workplace Violence, Harassment, Bullying Awareness
• Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
• Manual Material Handling
• Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness and Safe Work Practices
• Fire extinguisher use training

In addition to these applicants will be required to successfully complete our own in-house training programme, which will include a practical training scenario exercise, and a paid trial period of work.

While it is the responsbility of the applicant to have completed these qualifications and be current, we will look at individual applications on a case-by-case basis if you are missing some of these or they have expired. We may be able to assist you with them.

Please let us know if you have any additional technical trades and qualifications as these may also be beneficial. Rope Access certification would enable us to employ you on both Rope Access and Confined Space Safety tasks.

CONFINED SPACE SAFETY SUPERVISOR

Tundra Rescue part time and full time Confined Space Safety Supervisors are expected to supervise teams fullfilling “on-site rescue procedures” as they are delineated in Ontario Regulation 632/05 (Section 11). i.e. to both take and lead the necessary actions as laid out by the rescue plan associated with each respective confined space, for the safe rescue of one or more entrants from that confined space in the event that a rescue is required.

Tundra Rescue Confined Space Safety Supervisors may potentially work at a very wide range of work sites and installations in Ontario which could include manufacturing facilities, construction sites and underground pipe and water networks, inside and outside.

Our Confined Space Safety Supervisors should have successfully completed a reptuable Confined Space Safety Technician / Rescuer course with a minimum of 14 hours of training; and we have certain specific requirements about that training that we will share during the hiring process.

Supervisors should have a minimum of three and ideally five years of experience as a Technician / Rescuer. They should be able to manage equipment and vehicles, communicate effectively onsite with our customers, be able to deliver safety briefings and write Job Safety Analysis reports  among other competencies.

They must also have the following minimum qualifications or certifications:

• First Aid and CPR (via a provider approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)
• Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps (via the Ontario Ministry of Labour, online)
• WHMIS 2015 (GHS)
• Lock-Out Tag-Out
• Work at Height (WAH)
• Confined Space Awareness course
• Workplace Violence, Harassment, Bullying Awareness
• Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
• Manual Material Handling
• Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness and Safe Work Practices
• Fire extinguisher use training

In addition to these applicants will be required to successfully complete our own in-house training programme, which will include a practical training scenario exercise, and a paid trial period of work. Supervisor candidates will complete tasks in teams with our existing Supervisors before leading teams themselves.

While it is the responsbility of the applicant to have completed these qualifications and be current, we will look at individual applications on a case-by-case basis if you are missing some of these or they have expired.

Please let us know if you have any additional technical trades and qualifications as these may also be beneficial. Rope Access certification would enable us to employ you on both Rope Access and Confined Space Safety tasks.

ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN

Tundra Rescue part time and full time  Rope Access Technicians are expected to carry out work tasks that involve the installation and or use of a rope access system, as outlined by the standards provided by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) and Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT).

Tundra Rescue Rope Access Technicians potentially work at a very wide range of work sites an installations in Ontario which could include high buildings, bridges, spans, roofs and towers overground as well as vertical passages and tunnels underground, inside and outside.

Our Rope Access Technicians will need to be certified and current with either IRATA or SPRAT (levels 1 to 3) and have the following certifications:

• Work at Heights (via a Ministry approved provider),
• First aid and CPR (via a provider approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board),
• WHMIS 2015 (GHS)
• Lockout Tagout
• Worker Health and Safety in 4 Steps
• Workplace Violence, Harassment, Bullying
• Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (OADA)
• Manual Material Handling
• Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness and Safe Work Practices
• Fire Safety.

While it is the responsbility of the applicant to have completed these qualifications and be current, we will look at individual applications on a case-by-case basis if you are missing some of these or they have expired.

Please let us know if you have any additional technical trades and qualifications as these may also be beneficial.

*Level 3 SPRAT or IRATA Technicians may potentially be designated as Supervisors and be asked to lead teams of technicians in accordance with SPRAT and IRATA methodology. Further details of additional experience and skill comptencies for Supevisors will be provided in the hiring process.*

In the first instance please let us know a bit about your employment history, qualifications and which role(s) you would be interested in, whether part time or full time. Please also let us know that you have seen this webpage or where you heard about us.

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