Mechanical Technician

Teck Resources
Posted a month ago
$47.00 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

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 Mechanical Technician 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 Superintendent, Process Optimization, the Mechanical Technician, Metallurgy Development is responsible for supporting the development of new processes and optimization of existing processes at Trail Operations.  Plan, develop, sketch, and modify mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment at the pilot, prototype, demonstration, and/or full plant scale. This role involves working both as an individual and as part of a team.  It typically focuses on non-routine work and requires being able to adapt to shifting priorities.  Role may require a combination of Mon-Fri and shift work at different points in the project cycle.

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.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.  Participate and contribute to risk assessments at all phases of a project.
  • Develop new mechanical or test equipment by investigating pilot/operating plant requirements; design, draft, prepare preliminary layouts, construct and test prototypes, make recommendations to produce operable equipment to meet pilot or operating plant and safety requirements
  • Use computer software to provide and present design sketches and fabrication drawings for discussion and approval.  This includes: process, mechanical, general arrangement, instrumentation, process control, and any other required drawings and documents for assigned projects
  • Investigate and evaluate proposals for pilot or operating plant equipment ; perform a needs analysis to determine requirements, advise project leads of possible alternatives and consult with technical staff to provide input into proposals
  • Perform work using trade skills for the completion of a project, including fabricating, mechanical, or hydraulic skills and knowledge, utilizing third party services as required.  Examples of trade skills include: machining, welding, burning, piping, instrumentation, class C-R low energy wiring
  • Develop, troubleshoot, update and document programmable logic controller (PLC) systems for projects using knowledge of control system programs (e.g. Concept, Wonderware, and Panelmate)
  • Initiate work orders, purchase requisitions and request for quotes for materials and services procured from Teck service groups and externally
  • Schedule work and set own priorities to ensure projects delivered on time.  Plan, schedule, assign and direct the work of technicians, trades, and operations personnel as required for execution of assigned work and provide technical training, guidance and support transfer of knowledge.
  • Assist in the operation of pilot plants and execution of plant trials.  Prepare control documentation, SOPs and operating manuals for test equipment.  Conduct in-plant studies of new and existing equipment as required.  .
  • Maintain documentation throughout project life cycle and write reports as requested to ensure information available for future use and to meet EGBC or ASTTBC requirements.  This includes (but is not limited to): calculations, checks, sketches, drawings, control logic documents, field checks, commissioning checks, project reports, and documenting regular updates to any EGBC direct supervision plans.
  • Conduct projects in any plant, use knowledge of equipment and Trail Operations to adjust quickly to new plants or processes; may undertake assignments in other business areas


  • Minimum requirements are either a graduate of a Mechanical Technology program, or registered with ASTTBC in the Mechanical Discipline or a Journeyperson in a relevant trade with combined mechanical automation and design experience
  • Minimum eight years relevant work experience with working knowledge of Mechanical technology is required
  • Experience in mechanical automation such as PLC systems, control documentation, etc is required
  • Experience in mechanical design such as development of fabrication drawings, equipment layouts, prototype development, etc is required

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: $47.00 /hour

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