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Water Technician (Casual)


Kimberley, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: April 12, 2024


Reporting to the Senior Supervisor, Maintenance & Projects, the Water Technician/Water Treatment Operator is responsible for assisting with commissioning and operating the Drainage Water Treatment Plant (DWTP) seasonally, monitoring the seepage collection and other site systems, responding to alarms, conducting maintenance activities at the DWTP, performing site security checks, and conducting geotechnical dam inspections at the Sullivan Mine. In addition to these duties, the Water Technician/Water Treatment Operator is responsible for conducting surface and groundwater sampling and assisting with data management and interpretation to support closure activities. The role also supports water treatment operations or environmental sampling at other legacy properties throughout BC, Quebec, and NT and may require travel and field activities up to 3-4 weeks in duration. The successful candidate would work in conjunction with other operators employed by Teck on a rotating shift who operate the DWTP and conduct inspections and monitoring of the seepage collection system. The position is in Kimberley, BC.


The DWTP is operated seasonally on a 24/7 basis, typically March-June and August-October, and is the primary duty for this position. Other site monitoring duties occur daily throughout the year. Dayshift and nightshift is normally 12 hours where the operator performs dual function of seepage collection monitoring and plant operation. When the plant is not operating, dayshift is typically 10 hours. Nightshift is typically 12 hours when the DWTP is operating.


Position may involve flexible hours of work with occasional changes to job requirements including on-call duties.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures

  • Responsible for obtaining surface and groundwater samples, processing and ensuring compliant shipments to contract laboratories

  • Collect field data and water samples from seepage collection system infrastructure

  • Support data collection and database maintenance

  • Maintain online instruments as the need arises

  • Perform routine site surveillance and inspection activities

  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance activities as the need arises

  • Administrative duties appropriate and necessary for the smooth implementation of the job role

  • Take part in continuous improvement efforts, focusing on reducing risk, including facility performance and operating costs

  • Participate in the design effort for upgrades to the DWTP from an operational perspective

  • Ensure all tasks and work are planned and completed in line with Teck’s commitment to safety

  • Ensure the application of safe work practices through proper housekeeping, monitoring the use of safety equipment and adherence to field level hazard assessments (FLHAs) and standard policies and procedures (SP&Ps)

  • During times when the DWTP is not operating, support water treatment operations at other legacy properties – specifically, Pine Point mine in the North West Territories and Louvicourt in Quebec. This may include compliance monitoring, water sampling and maintenance and operation of water treatment equipment including pumps, valves and various equipment and may require field work/travel for up to 3-4 weeks in duration.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned or required


  • Completion of Grade 12 and be a minimum of 18 years of age

  • Valid driver’s licence (non-restricted)

  • Level 1 first aid

  • Ability to perform the physical demands of this role

  • Level 1 water treatment and or water distribution certificate, or background in environmental technology or science, would be considered an asset

  • Previous experience and familiarity with maintenance processes and system software used at site, such as Factory Talk, would be an asset

  • Detailed knowledge of water treatment operations, maintenance, environmental sampling and on-site laboratory practices would be considered an asset

  • Motivated to ensure compliance of all operational, maintenance and laboratory procedures

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment including troubleshooting and making recommendations

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and relationship management skills

  • Advanced analytical, problem solving, and decision making abilities

Salary Range: $80,000 - $99,000


At Teck, we believe in fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace where every individual is treated with respect. We aim to create an environment of trust and accountability, where both current and prospective team members can confidently engage in discussions about their employment and compensation that will contribute to our shared success. Providing remuneration details illustrates our commitment to transparent and equitable compensation practices.  

About Teck

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.


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. 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.


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