Resource & Training Development Specialist (8 month contract)

About Us

Our goal is to make the Manufacturing industry a safer place to work and create a culture of safety wherein every worker safely returns home to his/her family each night. The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (“the Alliance”) was established to reduce injuries in the industry. We serve a demographic of approximately 3000 manufacturers in BC and employ a professional team of health & safety specialists to support our members. We deliver a range of occupational health & safety advisory services, resources, training, and provide the Occupational Safety Standard Program for the Manufacturing industry. We are a not-for-profit industry organization passionate about what we do and how we impact people every day. The individual we seek for filling this role needs to share this same passion to achieve success. Our targets are unique but the results impact many.

Project Background and Overview

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC), WorkSafeBC Emerging Risk Unit and the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC have worked together to learn about the prevalence of radiation risk and control in a targeted manufacturing high risk group.

RSIC is Canada’s national resource centre for radiation safety information; it provides a range of radiation health and safety services to a large Canadian audience and collaborates with other organizations and agencies to facilitate the reach and impact of their services across Canada.

With the anticipated growth in the use of X-ray and related technology, the risk level is expected to rise and without effective radiation risk and control programs, a serious emerging health risk is impacting BC’s manufacturing sector. To address this emerging challenge, the Alliance has partnered with RSIC to develop and deliver Radiation Risk Prevention program resources and training materials. Phase I of this initiative was successfully completed in 2018, leading to Phase II to be implemented in 2019.

Profile Summary

The core function of the position is to develop resources and training materials for the Radiation Prevention program. Working with RSIC, industry working groups, and the Alliance’s resources development and support team, develop appropriate programs, materials and activities for the Radiation Prevention program. This position is an eight month contract from February 2019 till September 2019, and will report the Project Manager leading the project.

Key activities and responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Alliance’s resource development and support teams in developing training material and content using instructional design
  • Working with the Project Manager, lead the development of the Radiation Prevention program, resources and training materials
  • Develop resource package for Radiation Prevention Program that includes:
    • risk assessment tools, program and related guidebook/forms/checklists/template/toolbox- talks, info-graphics/posters, etc. as determined by governance committee
  • Develop awareness training courseware (online and/or instructor-led, as determined) at employer, supervisor, JHSC, worker/operator, and contractor audience levels.
  • Apply relevant instructional skills design methodologies such as ADDIE Model in the development of resources and training materials
  • Translate content from RSIC to ensure materials are developed at appropriate readability and audience levels (large/med/small employer, supervisor, JHSC, employee, contractor)
  • Integrate industry feedback through focus groups and working groups such as Technical Advisory Committee
  • Ensure resources developed meet identified learning objectives and outcomes
  • Design an evaluation framework to measure knowledge, skills and application

Education and skills

  • 5-7 years’ experience in developing resource materials and training programs
  • Technical and curriculum writing credentials – required
  • Bachelor’s degree in training and development, education, or instructional design – preferred
  • Health & Safety degree or diploma – preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access, Visio and graphics)
  • Proficiency with CRM systems and Microsoft Project
  • Ability to engage alternate viewpoints and make effective decisions
  • Excellent communication skills; experience communicating with all business levels, including executive management

If you are passionate about making a difference in reducing injuries in BC’s manufacturing sector, and are driven by the mindset of making the impossible…possible, kindly forward your resume to hr@safetyalliancebc.ca

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume quoting the Job title, to:

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, Human Resources
Unit A-43833 Progress Way
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 0E6

Email: hr@safetyalliancebc.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.