Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 3rd 2014 Contents A39
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NATIONAL HELICOPTER SERVICES LIMITED
National Helicopter Services Limited, a leading provider of helicopter transport and related
services to the energy and state sectors, is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified professional
to fill the following position:
The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the quality assurance support pro-
vided to NHSL's Engineering Department as well as representing NHSL before the Civil Aviation Authority
on matters relating to quality. Duties include the development and implementation of comprehensive quali-
ty programs, initiating and managing root cause analyses and corrective actions (at the engineering level),
and supporting both internal and external customer quality assurance audits
o Maintain and administer the existing quality system as well as develop new systems, procedures and work
instructions (in conjunction with the Director of Maintenance).
o Determine and implement specific quality goals and objectives which support the organization's strategy
and its fiscal and operational goals
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with service companies, representatives
from Civil Aviation and other regulatory bodies, and other departmental managers within the Company
o Monitor compliance with, and adequacy of, the procedures required to ensure safe operational practices
and airworthy aircraft at the organization.
o At least 5 years aircraft maintenance experience with at least 3 years at a managerial level.
o Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Licence.
o Three (3) years experience in maintaining the same A/C Category and A/C Class used by the
organization including one (1) year in the capacity of returning aircraft to service.
o Considerable knowledge of the TTCAA laws and regulations.
o Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills with an ability to influence key stakeholders towards
achieving NHSL's objectives.
o Excellent Analytical Skills.
Medical staff move a severely burnt victim of an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory,
yesterday, from a hospital in the city of Kunshan, Jiangsu province to a Shanghai hospital which is better
equipped to handle severe burns. Dozens of people were killed yesterday by the explosion at the factory that
supplies General Motors, state media reported. AP PHOTO
China suffered its worst industrial
accident in a year yesterday when an
explosion killed at least 69 people and
injured more than 120 at a factory that
makes wheels for US carmakers,
including General Motors.
The blast in the wealthy eastern
province of Jiangsu occurred around
7.30 am in Kunshan city, about an
hour s drive from Shanghai, after an
explosion ripped through a workshop
that polishes wheel hubs.
A preliminary investigation suggested
the blast at Kunshan Zhongrong Metal
Products Co Ltd was triggered when a
flame was lit in a dust-filled room, the
local government said at a news con-
ference, describing the incident as a
serious safety breach.
State news agency Xinhua said two
company representatives had been taken
into police custody and that the death
toll had risen to 69 by late Saturday.
Xinhua quoted Chinese President Xi
Jinping as demanding a full inquiry into
the blast and saying those found
responsible must be punished.
Survivors with charred skin were
seen being wheeled into ambulances
as residents recalled hearing the explo-
sion from two kilometres away. At the
site of the blast, television images
showed wrecked walls and heavy
machinery that had been hurled through
Images online and on state television
showed large plumes of black smoke
billowing from a white low-rise build-
ing. Many of the injured, who appeared
badly burnt in scorched clothing, were
shown lying on wooden pallets, waiting
to be stretchered on to trucks, public
buses and ambulances.
Four emergency blood-donation cen-
tres were set up in the city to assist
Urged by President Xi to spare no
efforts in the rescue works, Kunshan s
government said it was bringing in doc-
tors from Shanghai and other regions.
"In my 20 years of work, I ve never
seen so many patients with burns on
over 80 per cent of their bodies," a sen-
ior unnamed doctor was quoted as say-
ing on the Weibo microblog account
of China s CCTV.
Poor safety record
China, the world s second-largest
economy, has a poor record on work-
place safety. Workers are often poorly
trained or ill-equipped to protect them-
selves from industrial accidents.
By early afternoon, the police had
cordoned off the ageing factory and
blocked media access to the local hos-
Authorities had also cleaned up the
factory s exterior. A crowd of bystanders
and a row of fire-trucks parked in the
compound were the only outward signs
of the calamity that had occurred hours
Kunshan Zhongrong could not be
reached for a comment. Its Web site
said the firm is wholly owned by an
unidentified foreign investor, employs
450 workers and counts General Motors
and other US companies as clients.
The Kunshan government said 264
workers were at the site when the explo-
sion struck and 44 died immediately.
Xinhua cited officials as saying that the
number of injured totaled 187. (Reuters)
Factory blast in
kills at least 69
TAIPEI---Authorities in Taiwan s sec-
ond-biggest city zeroed in on a petro-
chemical firm yesterday in their inves-
tigation into a series of gas pipeline
explosions that killed 28 people and
injured 286, as anger rose over the
handling of the disaster.
The government is seeking to pin-
point the cause of five blasts that tore
through streets in the city of Kaohsiung
starting at around midnight Thursday,
flinging cars into the air and blasting
cement rubble at passers-by, many of
whom were out late at a nearby night
The city s environmental officials said
LCY Chemical Corp, a Taiwanese petro-
chemical firm, had failed to notify
authorities of problems with a pipeline
in the area despite being aware of irreg-
ularities in deliveries going through that
pipeline that night. This caused delays
in the government s response to the
disaster, said the officials, who are facing
growing public anger.
"If we were informed earlier by LCY,
we could have evacuated everyone,"
Chen Chin-der, director of the Envi-
ronmental Protection Bureau in Kaoh-
siung, an industrial port city of 2.8 mil-
lion people, said at a televised news
The pipeline was leaking nearly four
tons of propene every hour as pressure
dropped at around 8.45 pm Thursday,
Propene, also known as propylene,
is mainly used for making the plastic
polypropylene, which is used in a wide
variety of packaging, caps and films. It
is a highly flammable, colourless gas
with a mildly unpleasant smell.
Because the leak went on for so many
hours as firefighters and environmental
officials struggled to identify the nature
of the gas and its source, it was able to
rapidly accumulate in density and spread
a greater distance, Chen said. (AP)
Taiwan explosions probe
focuses on petrochem firm
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