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Technician, Water Operations (Contractor)


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: August 4, 2021


Reporting to the Supervisor, Water Operations, the Technician, Water Operations is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of water facility work, such as accurate sampling, laboratory analysis, and interpretation of results to advise process changes. 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
  • Ensure compliance with British Columbia legislation as it relates to mine water treatment facilities
  • Monitor and control the water treatment facility to ensure performance objectives are achieved and reporting requirements are met
  • Conduct sampling and support third party contractors on the collection, preparation, and delivery of samples to the laboratory, including hazardous waste
  • Perform water chemistry analytical testing, laboratory testing, reagent preparation, as well as Quality Control testing
  • Conduct process control adjustments based on computerized data and process set points
  • Execute routine and non-routine operational activities as required, including start-up and shutdown, isolation or lock-out/tag-out, and draining, de-pressurization and flushing of isolated equipment



  • Diploma or degree in Engineering or Sciences, or an equivalent combination of training and water treatment experience
  • Level I, II, or III Water or Wastewater Treatment certificate is an asset
  • Strong mechanical understanding of process equipment
  • Previous experience with Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interface systems is considered 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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