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Central Controller, Autonomous Haulage Systems


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 7, 2021


Reporting to the Senior Supervisor, Mine Operations, the Central Controller, Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the autonomous control and fleet management system, known as FrontRunner, that controls the AHS. This position is responsible for ensuring that the AHS system is operated safely and efficiently and meets overall shift production goals. It is a site-based role and will operate on a 4x4 schedule comprised of two day shifts and two night shifts to allow for continuous operation of the AHS.


To be successful, we are looking for an energetic individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; someone who can work with all levels of the organization, as well as develop and maintain strong relationships with internal partners and external communities of interest. We need someone who will empower others while using effective collaboration and coordination skills to positively contribute to a dynamic team environment. You will have excellent attention to detail, the ability to think strategically, and a strong passion for continuous improvement. You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task, adapt, and prioritize contending demands.


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!




  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the AHS Project Team, Pit Supervisors, Patrollers, mine personnel, equipment operators, mine planning department, technical support, and maintenance personnel
  • Direct, control, and manage the AHS to consistently achieve production targets and operational deliverables safely; coordinate the AHS shift activities with supervisory and conventional mining operation teams efficiently
  • Direct and coordinate equipment operators working within the Autonomous Operating Zone (AOZ) to optimize haulage
  • Contribute to the AHS Operations Team on a strategic level including implementation of cost reduction initiatives, and identifying opportunities to improve safety and efficiency in the near and long-term future
  • Configure the real-time AHS to monitor and record operation of equipment in the AOZ
  • Ensure the integrity of the AHS digital representation of the mine; monitor operating conditions and make changes within the system in response to real-time input from field operations
  • Enforce any mining constraints and maximize equipment productivity
  • Maintain and improve ability to track and assign material from pit to dump
  • Continuously evaluate data accuracy and integrity of the AHS system
  • Monitor and report on the working status of hardware and software of the AHS system



  • Minimum four years of experience in open pit mining; previous experience with AHS will be given preference
  • Valid Shift Boss Certification or willingness to attain
  • Demonstrated abilities in accurate and thorough documentation
  • Previous supervisory experience is an asset
  • Digital proficiency and experience with fleet management systems, particularly dispatch and/or AHS, is an asset


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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