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Senior Mine Engineer


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date:  June 16, 2023


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Senior Mine Engineer. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career-oriented individual to fill this role. Reporting to the Team Lead of Strategic Planning & Development, the Senior Mine Engineer is accountable the life of mine and 5 year plans, contributes to the preparation of annual Reserve and Resource statements, provides technical services and engineering support to associated departments, and provides input to capital planning.  This includes but is not limited to providing technical input and guidance to mine design processes, mine planning processes from weekly through LOM time frames, mine infrastructure construction projects, as well as providing guidance that directly supports the site’s strategic vision.


This position is based in Anchorage, Alaska and is a Monday through Friday schedule


Reporting to the Team Lead of Strategic Planner & Development



  • 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
  • Provide mine engineering expertise for the operation and conduct studies related to new or future developments or opportunities relevant to the Red Dog deposit
  • Responsible for development and documentation of 5-year and life of mine (LOM) plans that are technically sound, economically viable, and compliant with internal standards and external regulations/programs (i.e. mining, environmental, etc.)
  • Provide reports to Senior Management and demonstrate ability to explain rationale for variances from the established production plan
  • Provide an effective engineering service and ensure maximum utilization of skills by developing staff, identifying training needs and evaluating performance
  • Communicate effectively with Operations, Geology and other technical groups and liaise with outside agencies to meet the overall objectives of the operation
  • Contribute to cost control by participating in annual budget preparation, monitoring and analyzing costs and explaining variances
  • Ensure that all Engineering services provided comply with environmental regulations and programs
  • Continually review and provide recommendations on continuous improvement opportunities
  • Mentor and develop Mine Engineers and EITs within the team
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • B.Sc. Engineering or equivalent with Mining, Civil or Geotechnical specialization
  • Professional Engineer designation is desired (or ability to obtain), in order to be able to act (as requested) as a Qualified Person under Canadian National Instrument 43-101 requirements
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in open pit mining or a closely related field.  Underground experience is also considered an asset
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in Long Range and/or Strategic Planning
  • Experience in underground mine planning and/or underground mining practices is considered an asset
  • Must be experienced with mine planning software(s).  Specific experience with MineSight planning software is an asset
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Functional knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, Perl, etc.) also considered an asset.
  • Strong technical background including experience with mine projects, drilling and blasting, production planning and scheduling, reclamation and Geology
  • Experience with budgeting processes is an asset
  • Established Technical report writing skills, specifically, experience writing NI 43-101 technical report.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications
  • 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, 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.


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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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