Laborer, Sample Preparation Technician

Teck Resources
Red Dog, Alaska, United States
Closing date
Dec 25, 2021

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Technicians, Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Closing Date: December 1, 2021

The Laborer, Sample Preparation Technician, will collect and process samples from the mill, mine and geological studies under direct supervision of the laboratory supervisor or a more senior laboratory assistant.

Rotation schedule will be an even rotation

Reporting to the Assay Laboratory Supervisor

Responsibilities :
  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Consistently use the required personal protective equipment in order to promote a safe work environment
  • Process routine samples, demonstrating to the laboratory supervisor or a more senior Laboratory Assistant the knowledge of the specific processing requirements of each sample type
  • Operate and maintain the equipment used in sample preparation in order to safely prepare samples for analysis
  • Collect samples in the mill, at the appropriate collection times, in order to provide needed analytical samples to the Assay Laboratory
  • Attend and actively participate in daily safety meetings (PASS) in order to promote a safe work environment. As directed by the laboratory supervisor, the LA1 will present a short safety topic in a PASS meeting, with assistance in preparation from the laboratory supervisor or a designated senior employee
  • Perform moisture analysis on a variety of sample types in order to assist in providing needed information for mill operations or shipping
  • Consistently log in samples received in the bucking room in order to provide an audit trail should samples need to be tracked throughout their processing
  • Learn to operate the XRF analyzers in order to provide routine assays of mine pit samples
  • Learn to safely operate the various crushing machines required to process geology samples
  • Learn to accurately weigh samples in preparation for digestion and analysis
  • Learn to prepare samples for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of environmental risks and hazards as well as complies with safety policies and procedures (MSHA and Red Dog EMS training) and ensures daily workplace inspections are done in order to accurately identify and correct workplace hazards
  • Take a leading role in training and development of the NANA Shareholder apprentice
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EMS Functions:
  • The Laboratory Assistant I will properly dispose of waste material generated in sample processing to conform to all environmental regulations and policies.

Qualifications :
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • High school math required and High School science classes strongly preferred
  • Six months prior experience preferred
  • Computer skills such as email and word processing
  • The ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work proficiently with little to no supervision and must be able to work nights alone
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy samples repeatedly
  • Ability to lift up to 1 to 15 lbs frequently and occasionally lift 30 to 75 lbs

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19, subject to an exemption approved by Teck Alaska.

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, zinc, 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.

Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources

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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