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Careers: Camp Cooks/First Aid Attendant – Exploration & Mining

1984 Group of Companies (1984) is a leader in the field of Occupational Health & Safety—delivering innovative safety solutions to exploration and mining camps throughout Northern Canada and around the globe. Camp Cooks (OFA 3 certified) are dual positioned roles to manage and oversee kitchen operations and support the first aid requirements within the camp.

Key Responsibilities

OFA Site Duties

  • Attend to any and all first aid requirements and initiate medical evacuations as instructed by higher medical care professionals.
  • Support the 1984 site-specific Emergency Response Plan i.e. Logistics, loading, packaging & transporting patients.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance and inventory control of first aid room, equipment and supplies.
  • Attend safety meetings and report any hazards and/or correct unsafe working conditions.
  • Provide accident/incident medical information and site-specific reports to 1984 head office.
  • Remain prepared to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day.

Kitchen Duties

  • Conduct quality control checks with on-site management to ensure excellent ongoing service.
  • Assist 1984 Field & Logistics Manager with performance management issues as required.
  • Assess and report issues with kitchen equipment and supplies to 1984 Field & Logistics Manager.
  • Prepare and submit weekly menus to the Camp Manager on site and Field & Logistics Manager.
  • Implement and maintain 1984 Food Safety Plan (FSP).
  • Maintain food inventory and order groceries based on approved weekly menu.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and training to 1984 kitchen field staff.
  • Troubleshoot – staff problems, kitchen equipment issues, liaise with grocers for quality, quantity and back orders.

Requirements Include

  • Current OFA3 certification or equivalent (70 hour course) with AED.
  • Food service experience as a Cook/Chef preferably in a similar remote camp environment.
  • Culinary Arts training, and/or commercial cooking background preferred.
  • Valid Food Safe and WHMIS Certificates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French an asset, but not required.
  • Strong management, organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Highly motivated, team-oriented individual with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in high stress situations.
  • Familiar with the Medical Evacuations Programs.
  • Valid driver’s license is an asset, but not required.
  • Bondable.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily remote camp locations throughout Northern Canada and Arctic regions with exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Twelve (12) hour shifts, seven (7) days a week on a rotational schedule of up to a maximum of six (6) weeks on site.
  • Must be able to live communally in shared accommodation.
  • Performance of duties may involve exposure to hazardous materials and/or blood pathogens.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Nature of work requires lifting or moving medium weight objects of up to 50 lbs to the waist and 20 lbs above the shoulders.


3 Responses to “Careers: Camp Cooks/First Aid Attendant – Exploration & Mining”

  1. Hello,

    I’m inquiring about your job posting.

    When exactly is this job available? I’m currently in the process of accruing my level 3 first aid certificate in hopes of working on camp as a first aid attendant.

    My current position does not finish until April, will you still have job availability then? If so I would be happy to forward you my résumé.

    Thank you for your time,

    Vikki O’connor

    Posted by Vikki O'connor | February 4, 2014, 8:12 am
  2. Energetic, self motivated level 3 OFA Looking for work

    Posted by jamie | February 23, 2014, 10:15 am

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