Journeyperson Painter, Temporary

Posted 7 months ago

Job Description

Trail Operations is an integrated lead-zinc smelting and refining complex located in Southeastern BC.  Trail Operations has over 26 different operating plants and processes concentrates and other materials from around the world to produce more than 290,000 TPY of refined zinc and 70,000 TPY of refined lead.

Reporting to the Group Leader the painter applies paints, varnishes, epoxies and wall coverings on interior and exterior surfaces, silk screens and hand paints signs.

Please note this role does require the successful candidate to live within 100KM of Trail, British Columbia. Relocation assistance will not be provided and there is no camp or company housing.


  • Receives instructions from supervision
  • Communicates with journeyperson, engineering, trade and operating supervision on methods, procedures and hazards; coordinates the services of other trades and service personnel in the planning of their portion of the job
  • Selects and prepares materials and lists of tools required; develops purchase order for input into on-line system (pinning authority $500 to $1000); expedites the delivery of materials from both external/internal suppliers
  • Consults blueprints; consults with engineering regarding standards
  • Inspects job site; makes field calculations and recommends repair or replacement
  • Recommend changes in materials and improvements in methods to supervision
  • Researches files, catalogues, sketches and purchase outlets for information
  • Receives work orders from supervision; prioritizes work on a daily basis utilizing the Maintenance Order System; estimates material costs and labour hours on jobs
  • Scrapes, burns, brushes, steam cleans, sand or water blasts to clean or prepare surfaces
  • Prepares surfaces by sanding, filling cracks and holes, applies fillers and sizes plaster walls
  • Mixes paints, adds pigments and other ingredients to obtain desired consistency and colour
  • Applies paints, varnishes, lacquers or epoxies to interior and exterior surfaces using brushes, rollers or spraying equipment and techniques
  • Refinishes mobile ancillary equipment
  • Applies paints, stains, varnishes and oils to furniture
  • Applies decorated coatings of paper, fabric and plastic; grains, marbles, mottles, textures, stipples and burnishes surfaces.
  • Measures, cuts, bevels and installs glass
  • Lays out, sketches, and uses artistic ability to develop and create free hand signs and posters, cuts stencils as required
  • Lays out, cuts and assembles letters, numbers and silk screen material, operates carbon arc flash and uses developer to produce silk screen for signs and posters
  • Checks and services mobile equipment with fuel, oil, and coolants; reports irregularities to supervision
  • Operates aerial man lift and swing stage, erects safety barriers, signs, scaffold and uses ladders to work on elevated positions
  • Operates lift truck or truck on private road or public highway to load, unload and transport tools to job site
  • Keeps tools and equipment in clean and orderly condition
  • Observe the policies and procedures of the Trail Environmental Management System
  • Observes all applicable environmental, quality, safety and hygiene regulations


  • Valid B.C. Provincial / Interprovincial Painter Tradesperson Certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience at the journeyperson level
  • Excellent knowledge of painting material
  • Able to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

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, 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.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2020, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eleventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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