Chief Power Engineer


Trail, British Columbia, CA


Closing Date: July 19, 2024


As Canada’s largest diversified mining company, Teck is committed to providing the world with essential resources safely and sustainably. We have a rich history of consistently driving innovation, harnessing cutting-edge technology, and cultivating a dynamic environment that empowers our employees to shape the future.


Teck is looking for an experienced Chief Power Engineer to join our team at our Trail Operations, one of the world's largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes. Reporting to the Manager, Infrastructure & Shared Resources, the Chief Power Engineer is accountable for supporting Trail Operations by monitoring the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all boilers, pressure vessels, refrigeration, and pressure piping work throughout Trail Operations, as well as maintaining the compliance of such equipment. 


This role is based in the welcoming community of Trail, situated in the beautiful West Kootenay region of southeastern 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.


This position offers relocation assistance and flexible schedule options. Come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Liaise with Technical Safety BC and Trail Operations ensuring boilers, pressure vessels, safety valves and pressure piping meet all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all Trail steam plant installations are designed, operated, maintained and inspected to meet Teck and government regulations by providing specifications for design and selection of equipment, layout, repair & preventative maintenance strategies, and operating procedures
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Teck’s Quality Control Manuals for boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping & safety valves.
  • Provide technical expertise and understanding of the steam distribution system to Trail Operations
  • Ensure new equipment is properly identified and engineering drawings are updated; assess existing equipment, determine its capability to meet acceptable standards and recommend suitable replacements
  • Coordinate external partners and suppliers for applicable plant shutdowns and projects
  • Contribute to cost control by providing input on budgets, monitoring and reporting on expenditures and finding opportunities to continually reduce costs and explaining variances
  • Ensure the safe & efficient operation of the various service facilities by developing and implementing strategies in conjunction with operating and maintenance personnel
  • Counsel staff on personnel, union, safety and industrial relations issues
  • Coordinate the Power Engineer training requirements and Power Engineer certification management for Trail Operations
  • Stay on top of the latest developments, maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the American Standard of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), Boiler Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration Regulations and any other applicable codes and standards



  • Achieved or working towards a First Class Power Engineer’s Certificate
  • Minimum completion of four First Class exams completed
  • 5 -10 years of progressively advanced experience in a related technical environment
  • The successful candidate will be committed to achieve their First-Class Power Engineer’s Certificate within 2 years of starting the role
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite® package

Why Join Us?


At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.


Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to: 


  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • Profit Share Plan
  • Health Spending Account  
  • Personal Spending Account
  • Extended Health Care  
  • Dental and Vision Care
  • Employer Paid Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage 
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays     
  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)     


Salary Range: $130,000 - $160,000


The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.


About Teck


Teck is consistently recognized as a top employer for our commitment to a healthy and positive work environment. Our team is focused on fostering a workplace where everyone is included, valued and equipped for the future. In 2021, Teck was proud to be selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for four years in a row, and also named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. In 2020, Teck was named to Forbes World’s Best Employers List and in 2021, we were recognized in Forbes Canada’s Best Employers 2021 List. 
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. 

Learn more about Teck at or @TeckResources

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