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Technician Trainee, Metallurgy & Technology (temporary 18 months)


Trail, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: March 3, 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. 


A vacancy exists in the Metallurgy Development Team for a Technician Trainee, Metallurgy & Technology (temporary), who will report to a Senior Engineer.


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.


Please note that the work schedule for this position may be variable with combinations of 5x2 and/or shift work during periods of piloting.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Operate, troubleshoot and modify laboratory and pilot-scale equipment
  • Assist with design and construction of laboratory and pilot scale setups 
  • Assist with updating process drawings, such as flowsheets and P&IDs
  • Assist with technical investigations, including plant sampling,  measurement of operating parameters, and visual observations which contribute to the development and improvement of operating plant processes and process control
  • Provide technical data compiled from various sources, along with preliminary analyses of the data
  • Assist with the process development, start-up, and handover stages of projects
  • Write reports on test work or plant sampling work conducted
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with supervision, trades personnel, project leaders and other technical personnel



  • Graduate of a recognized Institute of Technology or University in metallurgical, mineral processing or chemical sciences is required
  • Candidates with working knowledge of physical, chemical and metallurgical processes will be given preference
  • Working towards or eligible for registration with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) would be an asset
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team to contribute to the success of a technical group is required
  • Highly organized self-starter with strong time management skills are a must
  • Proficiency in computer systems: MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required
  • Experience with process data systems and metallurgical modelling software an asset

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.


This is a unionized position with United Steelworkers Local 480 Office and Technical. Employees receive access to a comprehensive benefits package that promotes physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being.


Salary Range: $32.73 - $42.26 /Hour

About Teck


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 


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.


Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People.  


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).  


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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