Senior Technician Grade Control

Red Dog, Alaska, United States
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Closing Date: March 8, 2021

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, the Senior Technician Grade Control is responsible for planning and directing the construction of ore stockpiles, monitoring and controlling the day to day movement of ore and waste in the pit, geological mapping and maintaining ore control plans and records.

Rotation schedule will be an even rotation

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Work safely and respect the environment
  • Ensure ore/waste contacts are correctly flagged and separation is carried out efficiently in the open pits
  • Plan day to day haulage in the pit
  • Work directly with mine supervisors and engineers to develop short term haulage plans
  • Work directly with heavy equipment operators to carry out detailed excavation, separating ore from waste
  • Collect and audit daily haulage data, compiling them in a timeline manner for haulage reports
  • Audit blasthole sample collection and perform QAQC on assay data
  • Stockpile planning and development
  • Maintain communication with mine engineering and metallurgy to ensure that all relevant parameters are included in blast releases.
  • Attend daily and weekly meetings to provide input into short-range planning
  • Waste management and reporting
  • Stay current and comply with mining laws and company safety procedures
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • A minimum of three (3) years grade control/geology experience, preferably in an open pit mining environment
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Post-secondary education in Earth Science is preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel including creating custom formulas and developing new spreadsheets as needed as well as proficiency in other MS Office Suite products
  • Experience with mining software such as MineSight, Vulcan or an equivalent
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Have excellent record keeping skills
  • Able to work outdoors in an arctic conditions (cold temperature, high winds, heavy snow) Able to walk on rocky slopes on uneven ground; occasional squatting, kneeling, climbing, siting and reaching above the shoulders is required
  • Color vision for distinguishing flagging indicator colors, map creation for operators, and giving directions to operators based on color changes in the dig face
  • Proficiency with database and geology software, such as SQL, acQuire or Leapfrog, would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal communication, written and verbal skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including: medical, dental, life, AD&D and long-term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k. Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two week off) an even schedule to provide a better work-life balance to our employees.

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, and zinz, as well as investments in energy assets. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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