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Tailings Engineer in Training


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Tailings Engineer in Training. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career oriented individual to fill this role.


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


Reporting to the Team Leader, Tailings & Water.



  • 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
  • Complete assigned work in a professional manner including necessary measurements, calculations, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and recommendations
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Engineering, Construction, and Operations groups to support overall Team objectives
  • Perform surveillance via routine and event-driven inspections to confirm dam structures are performance satisfactory.
  • Deployment and troubleshooting of geotechnical monitoring equipment and software including (but not limited to):
    • Vibrating Wire Piezometers
    • Inclinometers
    • Thermistors
    • Turbidity Sensor
    • Survey Monuments
  • Aggregating, organizing, managing, and analyzing data on various dam instrumentation (piezometers, thermistors, inclinometers), groundwater, surface water, subsurface water, pumping rates, climate, demographics, typically in database environment
  • Communicate effectively using data manipulation/analysis in spreadsheets and databases utilizing automation techniques such as macros, VBA
  • Support administrative tasks, gathering and processing of data collected using drone technology, gathering and process of data for construction such as costs and scope changes
  • Effectively communicate with operating, geology, technical groups and contractors; and liaise with outside agencies to meet Red Dog Operation’s overall objectives
  • Technical writing for operations and project documents, manuals and training programs, as well as technical review of various reports from external consultants
  • Support advancement of advanced technology and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Develop an understanding of the Company’s organization and accomplish both group and individual goals
  • Other responsibilities as required or as assigned



  • BSc. Engineering in Mining, Civil, Geotechnical, Geologic, or related field
  • Zero (0) to three (3) years in mining industry
  • Geotechnical or tailings experience is an asset
  • Experience and use of AutoCAD Civil 3D Software or ArCGIS is required
  • Knowledge of geotechnical software (GeoExplorer) and Trimble software is an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of using advanced analytics tools such as Power BI
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheets, word processing, presentation and drafting applications
  • Ability to communicate and implement recommendations to the Tailings & Water team related to management
  • Willingness and ability to take on additional tasks as needed
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization and in a team environment


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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