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Reporting To:

Station Manager

Direct Subordinates:

HNS Spill Response Specialist

Communication Channels:

Internal communication within SAIL

Job Summary:

The Senior HNS Spill Response Specialist is in charge of providing field supervision for the primary HNS spill response, spill clean-up and environmental support equipment. The Senior HNS Spill Response Specialist participates in all daily activities which would include training, equipment maintenance support, spare parts issue and control, drills, and other duties as assigned

The Senior HNS Spill Response Specialist is responsible for ensuring completion for all HNS spill response equipment maintenance and support. The personnel and equipment to be maintained would include basic mechanics, HNS spill response systems. hydraulic power units and various hydraulic and diesel-powered pumps


  • Develop and implement HNS spill prevention, preparedness and response programs for the Spill Response Centers as requested
  • Assist in the development and implementation of spill response strategies and tactics
  • Plan and implement drills and exercises
  • Supervise the operation and deployment of pollution combating equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining an on-call roster to ensure sufficient personnel are available to mobilize spill response center equipment
  • Conduct routine facility safety inspections as assigned
  • Ensure compliance with all SAIL policies, procedures and directives for Spill response center members
  • Assigned mandatory “on-call” responsibilities
  • Overtime work as required and assigned to carry out emergency and non-emergency duties
  • Responsible for the pre-packaging of spill-response equipment for rapid deployment
  • Coordinating with station manager to ensure spill response equipment is maintained is a “response ready” condition
  • Ensure completion of preventative and corrective maintenance work orders
  • Completion of Incident Command System communications responsibilities and reports
  • Completion of facility safety inspection, inventories and reports as assigned
  • Fulfill roles within the incident command system during response activities
  • Supervise the training and development of classroom hand-on, practical exercise and response readiness
  • Develop operational guidelines and maintenance procedures for new and existing equipment


  • Providing overall field supervision for the primary spill response , spill clean-up and environmental support crews
  • Ensure all daily activities are carried out which may include crew training, support equipment maintenance, drills and other duties as assigned with a very strong set of safety values
  • Responsible for all responder crew safety, activity reporting and hand on crew training
  • Be on call for response to pollution incidents and may be required to work on vessels, shorelines and in the vicinity of aircraft


  • Preferred with 4+ years proven experience in participating in response operations to HNS pollution incident or marine services
  • Proven experience in the supervision of personnel and equipment in the field including crew safety, manning requirements, multiple vessels, cranes, oil spill skimming systems, hydraulic systems and various pumping systems
  • Proven experience as maintenance supervisor or similar role
  • Preferred with strong technical knowledge of internal combustion engines and hydraulic systems
  • Experience & training in the use and maintenance of breathing apparatus
  • Knowledge of health & safety practices and regulations
  • Good planning and leadership abilities
  • An eye for details
  • Able to use computing systems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant degree from a vocational school will be a plusĀ 
  • HNS response certifications are preferred (eg: HAZMAT, HAZWOPER, IMO HMS response course) or equivalent