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Senior Engineer - Process Control

Location: 

Logan Lake, British Columbia, CA

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Closing Date: October 27, 2021

 

We are currently seeking applications for the role of: Senior Process Control Engineer to maintain and develop real-time optimization solutions through regulatory and advanced process control for the concentrator.

 

Reporting to the Chief Process Control Engineer, the Senior Process Control Engineer will be assisting Mill Operations and Maintenance to safely and cost-effectively meet the concentrate grade, recovery and throughput targets for copper and moly in the concentrator through the implementation of a sustainable culture of Process Control. In this role, the Senior Process Control Engineer is accountable for maintaining, designing and implementing regulatory and advanced applications, as well as providing data analysis, controller monitoring, process modelling and conducting benefit analysis. 

 

This position is located near Logan Lake, BC, Canada. Join us in the Highland Valley and enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, skiing, fishing, and golf! The mine site is a 50-minute drive from Kamloops, BC which provides all the comforts of city living. It is also close to Merritt and Ashcroft, both of which exude a small-town community atmosphere. 

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Responsibilities:

 

  • Be a Courageous Safety Leader by adhering to safety and environmental rules and procedures, leading Safety Investigations, participating in Visible Felt Leadership and Safety Tours;
  • Work with the Mill Operations, Maintenance and other support groups to provide technical support for the design and implementation of control strategies and real-time optimization for the selected operational circuits at Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership (HVC);
  • Work with other technical personnel within Teck to support the expansion of Process Control within the organization;
  • Provide effective support and process engineering services to the Mill Operations group by analyzing processes and equipment, recommending improved methods, optimization opportunities and reviewing key targets and actions;
  • Develop, implement and maintain online process monitoring applications.
  • Conduct daily monitoring and troubleshooting of existing regulatory and advanced control strategies;
  • Configure hardware/software infrastructure for regulatory and advanced applications development and implementation;
  • Identification, planning and execution of technical development projects;
  • Draft and issue authoritative technical reports on process development projects;
  • Draft capital Appropriation Requests (ARs) and Project Charters for projects predicted to advance targets for metal recovery, concentrate grade quality, reduced risk of injury/hazard or reduced cost of production;
  • Manage the work and safety compliance of outside suppliers and consulting personnel for the duration of specific projects while they are on the HVC site.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Electrical, Metallurgical or Chemical engineer degree with MSc. in process control;
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant hands-on experience maintaining, troubleshooting, designing and implementing real-time optimization strategies in mineral processing (e.g. Crushing, Grinding, Flotation, Dewatering);
  • Experience with instrumentation, PLC/DCS, HMI, historian, communications (e.g. OPC);
  • Experience reviewing and developing PFDs, P&IDs and HAZOPs;
  • Experience in process identification, modelling and simulation (e.g. Matlab);
  • Experience in data science techniques to find data patterns, anomalies and optimization opportunities;
  • Experience in proven basic control (actuators, sensors, regulatory control, loop tuning, etc.);
  • Experience in advanced process control (e.g. advanced regulatory control, fuzzy, MPC, Expert, etc.);
  • Knowledge of data exploration, preparation and machine learning modelling;
  • Testing and commissioning work experience;
  • Ability to document work, interpret, translate and communicate analytical findings using effective relevant visualizations;
  • Self-motivated teammate with the ability to mentor and coach co-workers;
  • Must be eligible for Professional Engineer membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (BC 7N or equivalent).

 

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.

 At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. Our values guide every decision we make as a company and as individual employees. They describe what is most important to us, and set the bar for how we behave in our interactions with society, with our business partners and with one another.

 

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 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.

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources


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