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Automation Specialist


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 11, 2020

Reporting to the Senior Engineering 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. 

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! 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 and promoting sharing of practices across operations
  • Engage people at all levels in the organization, across all Teck operations and corporate offices
  • Provide design and implementation support to operations improvement projects
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external teams to solve and resolve sophisticated technical problems
  • Define, implement, support, and continuously improve cutting edge systems that optimize safety, sustainability, and efficiency
  • Monitor for system problems and provide emergency support
  • Adhere to departmental change control policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain documentation of standards and best practices


  • Electrical or Instrumentation Technologist with an Automation focus or related field, or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related subject area. Equivalent experience or certification with four years of demonstrated ability will be considered as well
  • Three to five years working on industrial process control systems, programming PLC and HMI Systems, with a background in instrumentation and automation
  • Valid class five driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • 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
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent program and project leadership skills and solid understanding of business analysis techniques
  • Strong teammate with a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to think strategically deliver a valuable service strategy
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented, with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to deliver timely, high quality results and keep pace with change and innovation

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, 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 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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