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Mill Operator in Training (Temporary)


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: December 6, 2022


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for three (3) Temporary Mill Operator in Training. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for career oriented individuals to fill this role.


Rotation schedule will be 2 weeks on-site with 2 weeks off-site 


Reporting to the Mill Operations Supervisor




  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Complete assignments throughout the mill areas that contribute to the production of high quality products that meet the requirements of customers in an efficient, hygienic, and safe manner while minimizing environmental impacts and costs
  • Comply with all environmental regulations and assist with spill prevention by reporting problems to the supervisor or area operator and helping to deploy sand bags for containment
  • The Operator In Training complies with all safety regulations. Ensures that daily workplace inspection is done each shift, to identify and correct workplace hazards. Completes SETA cards as required. Ensures that their Mining Safety Health Administration annual refresher is completed prior to the due date. Applies Hazard Recognition training to daily workplace activities
  • Ensure the Mill Operations Supervisor and peers are well informed of task status by providing carryover and updates of completed tasks throughout the shift
  • Communicate effectively with mill operators and your supervisor about your assigned tasks primarily in mill cleanup and asking for further clarification on unfamiliar tasks
  • Ensure your operational competency is developed by participating in reviewing and learning new processes, engaging in specialized area training, and regular evaluation of personal performance
  • Contribute to cost control by minimizing waste and avoiding damage to assets
  • Perform other duties as assigned 




  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Capable of wearing PPE including; hard hat, respirator, safety glasses, steel toed boots, hearing protection, or any other Personal Protective Equipment
  • Must be highly motivated
  • Able to follow directions
  • Be a team player
  • Work outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions
  • A desire to advance to higher levels in the competency development system by training and becoming proficient at specific tasks and duties in the Mill Operations department


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, 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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