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Mine Technician - Survey


Red Dog Mine, AK, US

Closing Date:  December 16, 2018


Reporting to the Chief Engineer - Mine, the Mine Technician, Survey is responsible for surveying (field control, as-builts), volumetrics, GPS troubleshooting.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Provide production surveying services to direct mining activities to follow plans supplied by the operations and planning groups
  • Responsible for supporting GPS systems on site (drill navigation and dozer guidance)
  • Issue dig permits as required
  • Perform periodic monitoring as required of as-built structures, roads and water levels
  • Perform as-builts of any new installations
  • Coordinate work and communication between planning, blasting, geology and production departments by using maps, log books, radio and face-to-face encounters
  • Assist with construction project surveying as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience, preferably in an open pit mining environment as a survey and/or mine technician is preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers, survey software, and surveying equipment (MineSight 3-D, AutoCAD, Trimble Business Center) 
  • A working knowledge of GPS and guidance systems (e.g. drill navigation and dozer guidance) would be considered a strong asset
  • Have excellent record keeping skills
  • Have knowledge of calculations, boundary closures, vertical bench loop closures and adjustments, the production of as-builts maps, blast hole maps, and utility as-built maps
  • Have the ability to prepare all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Strong organizational skills and an eye for detail
  • Analytically -minded, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent people, project and time management skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite and Windows environment with intermediate abilities in Excel
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to work outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions

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, medical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, generous paid time off, paid sick leave and 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x1 (two weeks on & one week off) or a 4x2 (four weeks on & two weeks off) schedule. However, we are currently exploring the implementation of 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.

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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 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth 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.

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