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Lead, Advanced Process Control and Automation Systems

Location: 

Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: April 16, 2020

With a strong history of innovation for over 100 years, Teck is Canada’s largest diversified natural resource company looking to embark on its next chapter.

Being part of the RACE21™ team, you’ll be leading the charge of a company-wide renewal of technology and infrastructure – a high-tech transformation of mining into the next generation.

With the financial backing and commitment from our leadership, we envision a fully-integrated agile digital platform that will: 

  • Renew, Automate, and Connect material, processes, equipment flows, and data systems to expand and enable a broad application of advanced analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence
  • Empower our employees by investing in digital skills and capabilities to enhance creativity and innovation – increasing sustainability, safety, and performance in real time, unlocking resource base knowledge and improving planning for optimal resource extraction

We are world-class leaders in sustainability and safety – and we are building a better world for the next generation with lasting competitive advantages, from 2021 and beyond.

Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, is one of the world’s largest producers of zinc concentrate. 

Reporting to the Red Dog Business Improvement Team Leader and the Manager of Technology Delivery, RACE21™, the Lead, Advanced Process Control and Automation Systems x 2, RACE21™ is responsible for the routine preventative maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, general care practices, and calibration of installed instruments identified as part of Advanced Analytics modeling or work streams.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Improve advanced process control and automation by evaluating new technology and recommending implementation where cost effective, maintaining communications with suppliers and other Teck operations.
  • Provide process control and automation expertise as well as conduct studies related to new or future developments or opportunities relevant to Red Dog Operations.
  • Ensure that the property has effective, secure, and well-documented process control systems to ensure cost effective process control and data acquisition.
  • Communicate effectively with operating, technical, maintenance, and other groups to ensure optimum utilization of resources.
  • Mentor and train all members of the process control team to promote their technical growth.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices personally. Create positive discussion with other co-workers to ensure compliance with safety policy at all times.  Enforce regulations and policies when applicable.
  • Establish Personal Goals and Objectives annually that align with Departmental Goals and Objectives. (These require Supervisor approval and will be evaluated in regards to attainment during Performance Planning and Coaching reviews).
  • Reinforce regulations and policies when applicable.
  • Contribute to cost control by participating in annual budget preparation, monitoring and analyzing costs and explaining variances.
  • Ensure the long-range operating objectives of the Red Dog Mine are met by providing input into capital budget expenditures.
  • The incumbent is aware of and has signed off on the Teck “Whistleblower Policy” and will promote and adhere to the company’s “Code of Ethics”.
  • Relieves for critical positions when required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An engineering undergraduate degree (metallurgy, chemical, electrical, process control); a relevant advanced degree will be considered favorably.
  • 10 years of experience applying advanced process control, including adaptive control, of which a minimum of 3 years must be in a leadership position.
  • Experience with process control hardware and instrumentation in a mining and milling environment would be preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of databases, computer programming, and networking experience would be a significant asset.
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization and in a team environment.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Proven and exemplary leadership skills.
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

 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 and energy. 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 www.teck.com 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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