Emergency Response Specialist - Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
If you’re highly ambitious, safety-conscious, and thrive in complex and uncertain situations, then this role is for you. It will help you grow and develop in a business that encourages both personal and professional development where you’ll be part of dynamic diverse team.
Working in our oil refineries, our petrochemical plants, onshore and offshore production fields, and other operations, a career in Operations and Maintenance at Shell is one right at the front line of the company’s activities.

Where you fit in
Operations and Maintenance jobs at Shell are essential to the ongoing successes of the company. In one of our Operations roles you will be part of a growing team that is tasked with the safe and efficient day-to-day operation of our global projects and assets.

Who we’re looking for
Reporting into the Platoon Chief, the Emergency Response Specialists (ERS) are responsible for duties pertaining to Fire, Rescue, Emergency, and Environmental hazards according to policies, standards, codes of practice, work practices, and assurance. The ERS responds to all emergencies, assess and apply the appropriate fire, rescue, and medical protocols including medical treatment techniques at the site.

Emergency Response Specialists are accountable for implementing planning and training relating to Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Fire Team, Rescue Team, Medical emergencies, and environmental emergencies. The ERS provides leadership and training to Production Fire and Rescue team members and provides input into the effectiveness of the program.

Incumbent ensures the effective emergency response by providing professional application of skills and techniques at the emergency scene. The ERS provides an independent professional assessment and treatment within the boundaries of their professional protocol for effective and adequate medical attention to illness or injury.

Respond to site emergencies including but not limited to fires, technical rescue, hazmat and medical.
Take a leadership role in managing incidents as an incident commander ensuring the safety of the responders is paramount.
Responsible for the safe operation within their shift team by complying with all Emergency Response Work Practices (Safe Operating Guidelines SOG’s and Department Protocols).
Provides a leadership role for programs/processes to support Health, Safety, Fire Prevention and environmental due diligence while adhering to applicable legislation.
Inspect and maintain Emergency Services and Fire Protection equipment. This includes testing of equipment, and apparatus as required by NFPA for Shell requirements.
Develop department specific protocols and training to meet the requirements for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Emergency Services equipment.
Provide service and support to maintain SCBA and SABA equipment.
Assurance activities such as Fire Extinguisher inspection, Emergency Assembly Area audits, and monthly inspection of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
Manage fire protection impairments, fire water usage, road closures
Conduct classroom and field training/drills for all emergency services scenarios.
Review site fire preplans for accuracy and conduct drills to exercise these plans.
Deliver ERT initial and annual refresher training providing guidance and expertise to the axillary brigade.
Assess risk related to Fire Protection impairments and develop contingency plans to mitigate.
Development of rescue plans as required for high risk work.
Actively participate in the Scotford Safety program acting as ambassadors for HSSE.
Maintain skill set current with applicable governmental regulations, which involves Emergency Response.
Remain current with industry skills, education and practices involving Fire, Rescue and Medical Response.
Must be willing to respond as on call in the event of a significant incident or as required to support an incident.
Must be able to successfully complete initial and ongoing annual fitness evaluation.
All other duties as assigned.

Strong knowledge of Fire Protection, Fire, Rescue, Medical and Hazmat response.
Knowledge and experience in hydrocarbon facilities would be considered an asset.
Dedication to safe work and environmental responsibility.
Well-developed communication skills.
Leadership ability.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to work in a flexible work environment.
Ability to excel in a high work load and high demand environment.


Who we’re looking for

Must be certified as NFPA 1001 level 2 from an IFSAC or Pro board accredited facility.
Must be certified and registered through Alberta College of Paramedics to work in Alberta as an primary care paramedic, or advanced care Paramedic.
Certified as 1041 Fire Services Instructor Level 1 would be considered an asset.
Certified as NFPA 472 HazMat technician.
Certified NFPA 1002 pumper operator.
Certified as NFPA 1006 high angle and confined space technician.
Discipline related degrees, diplomas and certificates would be taken into consideration.
Class 3-4 drivers’ license, with Q endorsement.

Emergency response experience in a Refinery, Upgrader or Chemical plant is considered an asset.
About us.

The Shell Scotford Complex is a short drive from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and consists of a bitumen upgrader, oil refinery, chemicals plant and a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility. It is one of North America’s most efficient, modern and integrated hydrocarbon processing sites, converting oil sands bitumen into finished, marketable products. We recruit those who are interested in a career with Shell and prefer to develop and promote our people from within. Our career management process means that you will be able to perform a range of unique and challenging duties and roles during your career. The Shell Scotford site is committed to the Shell Golden Rules; Comply with the law, standards and procedures. Intervene in unsafe or non-compliant situations. Respect our neighbors. These standards are the reason Shell Scotford is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety, ethics and continues to seek out ways to further improve its work processes.

Shell offers an exceptional benefits program that includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs our also offered as part of the benefits package. Shell Scotford is a continuous learning environment that encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. Scotford employees are encouraged to join Employee Networks which provide forums for sharing information and ideas, enhance employee’s individual development, career progression and communication with other Shell employees in Alberta. Scotford employees are encouraged to join Employee Networks which provide forums for sharing information and ideas, enhance employee’s individual development, career progression and communication with other Shell employees. The following Networks are available to Scotford employees: InNET (Indigenous employee network), Shell Women’s Network and our New Professionals Network. New Scotford employees are encouraged to utilize Shell’s Buddy system which will help you settle into your new role by providing support and a friendly face that explains "how we do things around here".

Company Description

In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.

We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:
a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;
a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;
a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada – a vital point of connection for our customers to us – which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;
strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;
an innovative Supply and Trading business;
a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.
Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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