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Automation Specialist, Water Quality Management


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: October 27, 2021


Reporting to the Automation Supervisor, Water Quality, the Automation Specialist is responsible for leading process control improvements for water treatment projects and operations. The successful candidate will work as part of the Water Quality Processing Department to safely deliver and maintain a diverse set of technology that is redefining the way Teck operates its water treatment systems. Water Operations’ goal is to operate the Active Water Treatment Facility (AWTF), Saturated Rock Fill (SRF), and calcite operations efficiently as part of Teck’s overall dedication to meet the requirements of EMA permit 107517 and the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.


To be successful, we are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who possess strong program and project leadership abilities and a solid understanding of business analysis techniques. This role requires a highly motivated and detail-oriented team player who can work independently but also apply a collaborative approach to problem-solving and think strategically to deliver a valuable service strategy. The ability to deliver timely, high-quality results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is vital in this role.


Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone! Working a compressed week with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Work as a part of a highly collaborative team with a focus on delivering value, providing emergency support to resolve complex technical problems
  • Define, implement, support, and continuously improve cutting edge systems that optimize safety, sustainability, and efficiency
  • Adhere to departmental change control policies and procedures
  • Work with plant engineers, external vendors, operators, and management to coordinate projects and assignments
  • Understand and develop control systems from engineering documents such as Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, control narratives, cause and effect, and alarm and setpoint List
  • Provide design and implementation support to operations improvement projects and MOCs
  • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interface, including Allen-Bradley, Wonderware System Platform, and other PLC platforms
  • Develop and maintain documentation of standards, best practices, and new initiative



  • Electrical or Instrumentation Technologist with an Automation focus or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years of experience working on industrial process control systems, programming PLC and HMI Systems
  • Experience with commissioning and startup of facilities
  • Registered or eligible to become registered with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
  • Ability to understand and develop control systems from engineering documents such as P&ID’s, control narratives, and function diagrams
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop and server Operating Systems, virtualization, Active Directory, and computer networking fundamentals
  • Knowledge of industrial control system security concepts and techniques, application source control, electrical systems, and computer network and database fundamentals
  • Strong process documentation and reporting capabilities
  • Experience with Rockwell and Wonderware System Platform experience and training are preferred
  • Valid class five drivers' license


Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated. 


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.  


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and 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. 


Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.



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