Technical Specialist, Electrical Engineering

Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Asset Planning and Reliability Manager, the Technical Specialist, Electrical Engineering is accountable to, as it relates to Trails electrical assets, effectively implement, monitor, control and execute Trail’s Maintenance and Reliability Engineering processes and support Trail’s Asset Planning process.

The role aligns Plant and site-wide priorities and sets expectations for the electrical engineering team. The role ensures the output provided by the electrical engineering team is to an appropriate quality and provides recommendations on how best to balance the workload across the electrical engineering team to ensure the highest overall impact to Trail, aligned with Trail Operation’s plant, equipment and infrastructure requirements needed to achieve the 5 year and 20 year business plans.


Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures Manage the Electrical 5 & 20-year Major Maintenance and Capital Project portfolio through the definition of project risk, scope, cost and execution duration estimates, and recommended execution timeframes Writes Risk Based Business Assessment (RBBA) documents for proposed electrical Major Maintenance and Capital Projects, and updates the documentation based on tentative timing and scope changes Builds scopes of work for electrical Major Maintenance and Capital Projects with sufficient detail for budgeting Supports the Shutdown Process through work scope and RBBA documentation Manages design changes to equipment stemming from approved actions identified through failure investigations or assessments of chronic equipment identified in the Bad Actor process Manages electrical engineering consultants engaged to provide equipment design, scope development or other engineering tasks Conducts electrical equipment condition assessments and creates corrective actions for repair. If required, initiates Major Maintenance or Capital Projects for the repair Supports the asset integrity and asset renewal components within Asset Management Plans Executes engineering studies for electrical Major Maintenance and Capital Projects progressing through stage gate 1 Provides guidance as the electrical engineering Subject Matter Expert through the planning and execution phases of capital projects Responsible for executing the equipment Management of Change (MOC) process for modifications to electrical equipment design Builds electrical commissioning plan as part of major maintenance and emergency repair scoping Identifies site wide electrical ‘bad actors’ that are having a negative impact on costs or production based on direct referrals, incident reports, production incidents, maintenance cost reviews and other data analytics. Initiates a Reliability Incident Report (RIR), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), or Bad Actor Situation Appraisal (SA) as required. Makes recommendations on how to eliminate or reduce the asset risk, assists plants in the development of action plans to address the impact of critical equipment or parts on the overall reliability of the plant, develops implementation schedules and goals, and follows-up to ensure adherence to schedules. Uses a combination of preventative maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM) and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) for development of asset maintenance strategies within JD Edwards (CMMS) and MTell (Trail’s asset health monitoring software). Performs other related duties as required


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline Minimum 18 years of work experience in mining, smelting, refining or similar heavy industrial facilities Eligible for or is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC) Experience with electrical power systems, power conversion technologies, motor control, AC & DC drives and other power electronic devices, crane controls, electrical power modeling and programmable control systems Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as effective interpersonal and problem-solving abilities Demonstrated supervisory and mentoring experience Demonstrated ability to innovate, identify and develop major improvements in design or operation in several technical and operational areas Demonstrates effective decision making, fully accounting for all business and technical aspects Familiarity with CMMS systems is an asset

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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