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Core Technician (Temporary) x 4


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date:  March 31, 2023


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Core Technician x4 (Temporary). Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career oriented individual to fill this role.


Schedule will be 2 weeks on-site, 1 weeks off-site


Reporting to the Senior Geologist



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor health, safety, community and environmental policies, procedures, and systems, including emergency response plans and hazard and risk assessments
  • Fully embrace Teck’s core values.  One way this is demonstrated is by attending and actively participating in daily safety meetings
  • Collect core samples identified by geologists.  Sample collection includes cutting the core with a core saw in a manner that collects a representative sample of the core, bagging samples and labelling sample bags, inserting standards or blanks as necessary, and storing samples in a manner consistent with shipping requirements.  Conscientious sample collection is necessary for program success
  • Perform specific gravity tests on drill core samples identified by geologists.  Perform measurements on standards as required.  Document results for both samples and standards
  • Perform point load tests on drill core samples identified by geologists.  Document results including sketches if necessary
  • Photograph all drill core in both dry and damp condition.  Check photos for clarity and for correct footages and box numbers.  Retake photographs if necessary.  Save photos in the appropriate location using the proper file naming convention
  • Manage core boxes including using a forklift to move pallets of core boxes, laying core boxes out on logging tables in the appropriate order and location, washing core in preparation for logging, and shelving or palletizing core boxes as directed
  • Maintain core sawing facility, core logging tent, and core yard in a neat and organized manner
  • Work effectively with a large, diverse team, and maintain a safe and respectful workplace
  • Carry out workplace inspections, identify hazards and hazard mitigation solutions, and report unsafe conditions and behaviors 
  • Perform other duties as assigned  



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computer file management, spreadsheet, and word processing skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds as a regular part of the position
  • Ability to work on day or night shift required
  • Driver's license is a strong asset


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.  


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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