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Automation Technician, Water Quality Management


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: October 27, 2021


Reporting to the Automation Supervisor, the Automation Technician is responsible for designing, programming, and commissioning instrumentation and control systems for water treatment projects and operations that drive value to Teck. The successful candidate will work as part of the Water Quality Processing Department in close collaboration with a robust team of specialists to safely deliver and maintain a diverse set of technology that is redefining the way Teck operates its water treatment systems.


The Automation Technician will work closely with the Information Systems and Technology group, following best practices, and guiding the strategy regarding processing systems and technologies. Technologies include process automation, remote operations, thin client human machine interfaces, optimization systems, machine learning, and operator safety systems.


To be successful, we are looking for quick learner with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented. Someone 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 prioritize, and 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! Come experience what work life balance is all about! This position is a six-month contract role with the potential to become permanent. 



  • 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 best practices across operations
  • 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
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external teams to monitor for system problems, and provide emergency support to resolve complex technical problems
  • Develop and maintain documentation of standards, best practices, and new initiatives
  • Define, implement, support, and continuously improve cutting edge systems that optimize safety, sustainability, and productivity
  • Adhere to departmental change control policies and procedures



  • Engineering Technologist Diploma in Electrical or Instrumentation, or related subject area, or equivalent experience
  • Registered or eligible to become registered with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
  • A minimum of one year experience working with industrial process control hardware and instrumentation
  • Proficiency in INSTY 01/04/05/06/07 as described in the Canadian Technology Accreditation Criteria for an instrumentation technologist
  • Knowledge of electrical controls, motor control centers, and power distribution equipment


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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