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Mining Safety Director for Kerford Limestone Company

NEBCO, Inc. Weeping Water, NE

Job Description


Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all aspects of the Health and Safety Program the mine and surrounding property by assuring MSHA regulations are in compliance to standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Abide by Company Safety Program and Policies, while performing duties safely.  Complete necessary reporting and tracking systems required.

Implement, manage and train the Health & Safety and Emergency Response & Contingency plan at the Kerford facility.  Organize evacuation drills.

Monitor employee’s environment for any harmful conditions including but not limited to Air Sampling for Diesel Particulates, Carbon Monoxide, and any other contaminants. 

Inspect and calibrate equipment used on site, while overseeing inspections on safety equipment used.

Assure safety supplies are stocked and available for distribution to employees.

Develops a comprehensive plan and guidance procedures for all mining safety programs.  Responds to employee, supervisor and management health and safety concerns.

Conduct site audits including Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), confined space, fall protection and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessments.

Assure continuous mapping of newly mined areas underground are updated.

Set up or conduct all MSHA training.  Also oversee each quarterly inspection held by the MSHA.

Conduct monthly Firefighting equipment inspection.

Conduct monthly safety meeting with Union and Kerford Supervisors.  Attend monthly safety meeting in Lincoln for NEBCO and report upcoming changes.

Assure mining permit programs are tracked and updated as needed.  Additionally track and schedule medical monitoring programs as needed.

Perform technical research and analysis on mine safety programs to assure compliance with MSHA.

Performs on-site inspections to monitor for completeness and accuracy of environmental, air and safety issues.

Conducts comprehensive incident/post accident investigation including drug testing, equipment, root cause analysis and recommend corrective actions, rollout and tracking.

Assure SDS forms are maintained and up to date for accurate information and immediate review.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This is a support function with no management responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:                                                    

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, science, industrial hygiene or a related field emphasis preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have MSHA Part 48 Training Certification and / or previous underground mining experience required.  Previous safety training and experience is desirable.  Prior exposure to mining and aggregates is a plus.

Language Skills:                                                   

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret mining maps, plans, drawings and specifications.  Must be able to speak to groups and individuals on safety related issues.  Must have good verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to conduct training sessions for groups.

Mathematical Skills:                                             

Ability to work with mathematical reporting and tracking systems.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:                                                

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills and Abilities:                                               

Some overall technical knowledge of plant operations, safety, training, environmental compliance, equipment and construction projects is a definite plus.  Must have excellent computer skills with some CAD experience helpful.  Must be able to determine quality work and quickly spot problem areas.  Excellent attention to detail.  Must be capable of attaining Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP), and/or Certified Safety Personnel (CSP), designation within 6 months of hire.

Other Qualifications:                                            

Ability to develop appropriate training and tracking programs to assure integrity of the safety program.  Candidate may be on-call 24 hours a day, based on business need.  Must be able to wear a respirator.  Must be capable of handling multiple projects and have an ability to solve complex problems and develop solutions.  Must also be able to design and facilitate training materials/needs.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, mining operations and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Must be able to enter the mines and evaluate the safety operations.  This is a non-smoking facility.

Condition of Employment:

Candidate is required to meet the above qualifications, task frequency and PPE requirements.  Approval of pre-employment reference & background checks, and post offer drug/alcohol testing with back screens (if required) are required as conditions of employment.  This also applies to all transfers, fit-for-duty and return to work programs.


Job Details

Date Posted September 20, 2017
Date Closes October 20, 2017
Address 36110 Fletcher
Located In Weeping Water, NE
Department Safety
Function Underground Safety
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40+ hours per week; OT based on business need
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
Zipcode 68463
Name Lin Blodgett & Brett Nieber
Address 1815 Y Street
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone 402-434-1212
FAX 402-434-1799

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Construction Safety Specialist
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Presentation Software
  • Problem Resolution
  • Spreadsheets
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Safety Specialist
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
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