Canadian Company ran by U.S. citizens
HSE Coordinator (Former Employee) – Eureka, NV – January 11, 2017
A typical day consists of mine site inspections, data entry from all inspections of management team, Site training for vendors, vendor inspections, accident investigations, drug testing and MSHA Certification training.
I learned the requirements set forth to a contractor working on a mine site which I had not been a part of before.
Management team struggled working with the other contractors on site.
Co-workers were mixed. Since it was a new mine, in a small town, many were fighting for survival. This contractor had a history of hiring at a low wage bringing in the inexperienced operators with a small amount of experienced on site. This caused unsafe acts to occur and many did not trust the management team.
The hardest part of this job was working in an environment where the management team openly did not want me on site.
The most enjoyable part of the job was conducting inspections with the owners and the other contractors.
Gave new operators an opportunity to learn a new skill
Too many risks were taken to prove worth