Gas Safety Officer (North)

February 7 2024
Categories Health, Safety, Environment, Oil & Gas, Piping, Quality, Test, Inspection
Fort St. John, BC • Full time

The Opportunity

The Gas Safety Officer is accountable to the Operations Leader for maintaining and enhancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

Status: Regular Full-Time, Union
Location: Interior (Fort St. John and surrounding areas)
Number of Positions: 1
Pay Grade: 16 (Starting at $47.20 per hour)
Reports to: Operations Leader, Energy (North)

As a Gas Safety Officer (GSO), you will:

  • Ensure that safety codes, regulations and standards are upheld with regard to a specific technology within an established geographical area by conducting inspections, evaluating/auditing client work, and raising public awareness.
  • Educate clients on how to meet safety requirements by providing on-site demonstrations or over-the-phone support.
  • Document inspections to ensure work meets Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Maintain expertise on rapidly changing technology by staying up-to-date on relevant industry changes and upgrading own knowledge and skill on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop new Safety Officers by providing on-the-job training, regular mentoring and ongoing technical support.

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience you have:

  • Requires completion of a trade school certification program, an apprenticeship in related technology, four years of experience with a BC Class B gas fitter license and two years of experience with a BC Class A gas fitter license. Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology.
  • Knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software.
  • A Valid BC Drivers’ License and a willingness to travel.
  • Skilled at managing tense and conflict situations. Relying on persuasion rather then enforcement to ensure safety requirements are observed.

This position will be required to successfully complete a Gas Inspector’s Certificate of Qualification Examination prior to an offer of employment being made. Successful completion is defined as a 70% or better score.

About Technical Safety BC

At Technical Safety BC, we matter to each other. Together, we apply a systems mindset to safety, embrace possibility, and act on what we learn. Our culture empowers and enables innovation and connection. Our environment welcomes diverse perspectives and learning is celebrated. We make decisions based on data and use our expertise to make the safety system equitable for all. 

Our values guide our work.

  • We see genius in diversity
  • We foster confidence
  • We make the complex simple
  • We adapt

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. Through simplification of our initiatives, we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. This opportunity will remain posted until filled; To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about working at Technical Safety BC, please visit our careers page.

We thank everyone who has applied to this opportunity. Applicants can check the status of their online applications by logging into their profile. Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted directly.


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