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Lead Assay Technician V-B


Red Dog, AK, US


Closing Date: April 30, 2024


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Lead Assay Technician V-B. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career oriented individual to fill this role.


Rotation schedule will be an even schedule with 2 weeks on site and 2 weeks off site

Reporting to the Assay Lab Supervisor



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Protect the safety and health of employees by promoting safe working procedures and health programs in accordance with Teck Alaska policy and appropriate regulations
  • Demonstrated competency in all essential functions described in the Assay Technician Trainee through Assay Technician V job descriptions
  • Carry out independent studies under the direction of the Assay Lab Supervisor to determine the validity of changes to analytical procedures, or to test new analytical procedures so that the accuracy and precision of new methods can be confirmed prior to initiating the procedure throughout the laboratory
  • Mentor other Assayers in quality control procedures or other technical topics as assigned by the Assay Lab Supervisor, to develop the technical skills needed by other Assay Technicians
  • Demonstrate a consistent ability to set a high standard for work ethic, work quality and team building
  • Assist in teaching an in-house training course on quality control and basic statistics to aid the career development of other Assay Technicians
  • Other responsibilities as required or as assigned

The Assay Lab Supervisor will assign the tasks based on the workload of the laboratory and the skills of the particular Assay Technician to whom the assignment is being made
EMS Functions:

  • Properly dispose of waste material generated in the laboratory to conform to all environmental regulations and policies
  • Make recommendations on laboratory procedures that will reduce the consumption of reagents or eliminate waste produced in the assay laboratory
  • Train other Assay Technicians in proper laboratory procedure and in Environmental Management System procedures as required to assure that the laboratory staff follows all regulation and procedure related to environmental management

Internal Job Description


  • Minimum of five years assay laboratory experience.  A degree in chemistry or a related field with two years of experience will fulfill the experience requirement.  Preference will be given to applicants with a chemistry degree
  • Recent analytical experience involving titration methods, with a preference to applicants with potentiometric titration experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following techniques: WDXRF, AA, or MP instrumentation
  • Must have proficient computer skills including, but not necessarily limited to Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to frequently lift containers weighing five to fifty pounds and occasionally lift forty-five to seventy pound containers of solution above their shoulders
  • Ability to frequently perform analyses which require standing and/or walking for extended periods of time and climb several flights of stairs on a regular basis
  • Ability to enter data and work with computerized instruments, which will involve significant repetitive motion
  • Ability to handle, open and safely dispense from containers of concentrated acids and other potentially dangerous chemicals
  • Discern from the printed labels chemicals that require specific personal protective gear or other safety related handling
  • Follow specific written instructions (Standard Operating Procedures) that describe the laboratory procedures in order to safely and accurately perform the required analyses
  • Respond appropriately to safety warnings that may occur within the laboratory; specifically, to sirens, warning bells or an oral notification of danger that may exist, in order to safely perform the needed analyses
  • Manage several tasks simultaneously is required
  • Set a consistent positive example of safe, accurate and precise analysis for the laboratory assistants and Assay Technicians
  • Ability to work proficiently with little to no supervision and must be able to work nights alone

External Job Description

About Teck

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a physical assessment, drug screen and a background check. Red Dog provides excellent benefits to employees including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and a 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two weeks off) 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.  


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, zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.   


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).  


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 or follow @TeckResources


We are an equal opportunity employer. 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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