Superintendent, Process Optimization

Teck Resources
Posted a month ago
$130,000 - $160,000 per year
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 Superintendent, Process Optimization 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 Metallurgy Development Manager, the Superintendent, Process Optimization is responsible for assessing, prioritizing and executing solutions for metallurgical design constraints and cost improvement opportunities as well as establishing and monitoring compliance with the optimal feed blend to maximize margins.

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 a compressed workweek with alternating Fridays off. Come experience what work life balance is all about!


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Oversee metallurgical process optimization and provide design solutions and cost improvements for Trail Operations
    • Define and deliver technical solutions (flowsheet modifications, new unit operations, etc.) to address metallurgical constraints and/or value optimization opportunities into Trail Flowsheet
  • Provide preliminary financial analysis of optimization opportunities and recommendations Ensure any modifications to the Trail Flowsheet and/or Unit Processes are implemented without disruptions by assessing metallurgical readiness and defining the handover package
  • Oversee and provide guidance on the optimal feed blend to maximize margins at Trail Operations
    • Develop and continuously improve the model to optimize the blend composition that is aligned to the process design.
    • Embed the optimal blend modelling into the annual feed plan business process
    • Develop and continuously review the guidance to achieve and maintain the planned optimal blend.  Monitor conformance to the blend guidance
    • Ensure the blending infrastructure has a capacity to deliver the optimal blend in the most cost-effective way and recommend improvements
  • Monitor the delivery of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for metallurgical optimization projects to ensure the metallurgical process design is maintained
  • Incorporate critical control management into process optimization projects and blend management activities to prevent and minimize probability of material unwanted events
  • Lead and mentor a team of Engineers, EITs and Co-ops by managing day-to-day activities, providing strategic direction, driving performance and excellence, and organizing work to achieve a positive working environment
    • Provide short and long-term performance and career development for employees


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a specialization in Metallurgy, Process, Materials Science or a related discipline
  • Applicants need to be eligible for registration or registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (“EGBC”) as this will be a condition of employment. Teck will support eligible employees with their EGBC registration
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a metallurgical or related industry
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience required
  • Knowledge of metals refining business processes, concepts, and terminology
  • Significant, hands-on experience within a metal processing environment and engineering of pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical areas required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to influence others, build relationships and work with cross-functional teams
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, prioritization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide leadership to a diverse team including union members

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.

Please note this role requires the successful candidate to live within 100KM of Trail, British Columbia. Relocation assistance will be offered however there is no camp or company housing.

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.

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