Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 4th 2014 Contents Lake Asphalt
"Paving the way---throughout the world"
Qualified persons are encouraged to apply for the position of
Some duties/ responsibilities include:
1. Ensuring that Lake Asphalt meets all its Health and Safety regulatory requirements as defined by local and related
2. Assisting with the development/implementation of a Health and Safety Management System.
3. Developing related HSE policies/procedures and continually reviewing and revising as needed.
4. Collecting and reporting HSE performance metrics / statistics.
5. Issuing control of work documentation and conducting daily site surveillances and proactive workplace inspections.
6. Coordinating and conducting HSE Training and Orientation for Staff and Contractors/Visitors/Vendors and other
7. Assisting in the conducting of drills and updating of Emergency Response Plans.
8. Investigating Accident/ Incident and reporting using Root Cause Analysis. Follow up on corrective measures to
9. Conducting and revising risk assessments as needed and tracking the progress of corrective measures taken.
10. Conducting Audits and providing summary reports on findings, progress and status on closeout of improvement actions.
11. Functioning as an Emergency Responder when the need arises.
12. Participating in Toolbox and Job Hazard Analysis Meetings, HSE Committee and other Safety Meetings.
13. Demonstrating continually the highest standards of HS leadership by being an agent for change and a model of
14. Other related duties as assigned by the Team Leader/Manager, HSE.
o Bachelor's Degree/Associate Degree/Diploma in HSE or relevant discipline.
o First Aid/CPR Certified.
o Competency Certifications would be an asset (such as Risk Assessment, Fall Prevention, Working at Heights,
Confine Space Entry etc.).
o EMT-B Certification would be an asset.
o 3-5 years related work experience.
o Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
o Ability to function in challenging situations/circumstances.
Communicate with Recruiters Purpose-
Although external recruiters should be
held to the same standards as Human
Resources Professionals, some are better
than others. It is important to share with
them that you are conducting a confidential
search. And they need to share your status
with their clients.
It doesn t hurt to remind recruiters that
your resume can only be sent to their client
with your permission. This might be com-
mon sense to most, but you never know.
Some recruiters are new to the process or
What If I'm Approached by My Employ-
er?There may come a time when your boss
asks you if you are searching for a job. The
simple answer is:
"I periodically compare my current
opportunity against the rest of the world
and I m still here." You can convey why
you like your job and where your role could
use some new responsibilities or projects.
You may come to find out the best job out
there is the one you have. Under no cir-
cumstances should you use the conversation
to say you are not happy and looking to
leave. You might find yourself leaving sooner
than you planned. It is harder to land a new
job when you have to explain why you were
Use common sense in all areas of the job
search when communicating about your
"availability to new job opportunities." Make
sure your information is up-to-date so that
recruiters can easily understand where you
are in your career progression. Maintain the
status quo at your current job until you re
ready to put in your two-week notice.
Conducting a job search is not an easy task when
employed full-time. Employers are usually not
happy to discover an employee is job hunting.
In addition to time constraints, there is the sticky
situation of your current employer finding out your
intentions to leave. There is no doubt that career
mobility is here to stay. Some predict that someday
we will all be contractors moving from company to
company, project to project. Perhaps, in some fields.
But for today, we all have to manage our career pro-
gression, and that sometimes means looking for a
job while you have one. How should you conduct
your search so that you can still have the option to
stay where you are as you compare your potential
options? These days, we are more transparent than
Through Social Media like LinkedIn, anyone can
see your profile is up-to-date and you are open to
receiving communication regarding Career Oppor-
tunities. But in reality, this is a default setting and
employers are not too concerned about checking
every employee s settings on LinkedIn.
However, how and what you communicate out-
wardly can signal yellow flags to your employer that
you re a "flight risk."
Leverage LinkedIn Discreetly
Within LinkedIn, your Profile summary should be
up to date and can mention what you enjoy working
on. In many cases, you re just reemphasizing current
or recent responsibilities within your current job.
You can list two areas of interest (where one is current
and the other is an aspiring area you d like to consider
some day). Naturally, your entire profile should be
up to date. Hopefully, you ve gotten Recommendations
along the way. If you need to grow that section of
your Profile, only release one per month -- a bunch
in one month signals you re actively working on your
Profile which could indicate job hunting.
Obviously, stating you are open to job opportunities
will capture the eye of recruiters and hiring managers,
but it is pretty risky. Chances are someone at your
company will happen to see it at some point.
Don t be overly active on LinkedIn. There are auto-
mated web tools out there that can tell your employer
that you re active on LinkedIn. Granted the user has
to have you as a connection already, but you might
be connected to several at your company you have
since forgotten about.
Use Job Boards Carefully
If you post your resume on a job board, it can
easily be found by Human Resources conducting
searches for new potential employees who have similar
background and location as you. Since resumes are
dated and often refreshed, they ll know you ve recently
put your resume out there for consideration.
Maintain a Public Resume Cautiously
If you have an up-to-date resume on your web
site (which can be found through Google searches),
it may be reviewed by recruiters, but many people
have a resume on their site as a background to their
These days, career-minded professionals keep their
resume out there, just in case a Golden Opportunity
comes knocking on their door. If anyone asks, it
doesn t mean you re "actively looking."
Schedule Job Interviews Meticulously
If you are in an active search, you better save up
your vacation days. You can only have so many
"doctor or dentist" appointments and sick days in
a six-month period without getting a concerned look.
It s best to anticipate that you ll need to go on several
interviews during the work day. Some hiring com-
panies can conduct interviews early or late in the
day, but most will not be available after 6:00 PM.
If you re unsure if the job is right for you and don t
want to burn a vacation day to find out, you can
request that an informational phone call with HR or
a potential peer be the first step. You can explain
that you are being respectful to their time and would
like to know more about the role and/or company
before tying up their resources in a formal interview
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