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Laboratory Technician, Water Operations


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: April 21, 2021


Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, Water Operations, the Laboratory Technician, Water Operations is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of laboratory functions, including site sampling plan implementation, which involves accurate sampling, sample analysis, and the recording and reporting of results. We are currently hiring several contractor and permanent roles to fulfill staffing needs.


To be successful in this role we require someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who has strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities.


The schedule for this role is an attractive seven days on, seven days off, which includes nights. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and bonuses. Join our Water Quality Management team as they work to ensure the health of the local watershed, guided by the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan!


Located 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
  • Manage lab facilities including; safety, lab maintenance, lab inventory management, and instrument calibration
  • Ensure lab compliance with British Columbia and federal legislation
  • Maintain site laboratory quality management system, including procedures and standards
  • Coordinate site sample collection and send to external laboratories
  • Lead the site Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Increase lab efficiency through automation including automatic data uploads, assay automation, lab centralization, and the replacement of lab assays with online field instruments



  • Degree or diploma in Engineering or Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a laboratory environment
  • Experience sampling and analytical reporting would be an asset
  • General knowledge of water and waste water treatment technology and processes would be an asset
  • Strong digital literacy and proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite®; especially Excel
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent


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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