Technologist, Metallurgy Development

Teck Resources
Posted 6 months ago
$44.99 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.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Process Optimization or designate, working in the Metallurgy Development group, the Technologist, Metallurgy Development – Temporary is responsible to conduct technical investigations that contribute to the development and improvement of operating plant processes and process control across all plants in Trail Operations; work on evaluation of potential future flowsheet modifications, provide technical assistance to Trail Operations on operating and maintenance problems.  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.

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
  • Develop, manage, and lead technical investigations and develop detailed test execution plan from a general project outline including bench scale lab work, pilot plant operation, and full scale process sampling surveys or plant trials
  • Develop, plan, construct, operate, troubleshoot and modify laboratory, pilot and plant scale equipment
  • Submit written reports detailing the investigation and including data obtained, analysis of data, and recommendations; collect, coordinate and analyze data from several sources
  • Assist with start-up and process development stages and contribute to engineering studies of a project including drawing and marking up, PFDs, P&IDs, Equipment Diagrams; Equipment Layouts; write operating procedures and contribute to the development of Controlled Documents
  • Participate and contribute to risk assessments at all phases of a project
  • Perform routine and non-routine testing procedures and sampling techniques; develop new testing and sampling procedures under minimal supervision; perform physical and chemical analyses of plant samples; perform laboratory simulations to assess the effects of proposed changes on plant processes
  • Assist in training and directing the work of other technical staff. ; Act as a mentor to coop students and EITs on the practical aspects of their work assignments
  • Maintain effective communication with other technical personnel in various business areas, with supervision, operations and trades personnel including hand over of projects
  • Use knowledge of metallurgical processes and instrumentation employed at Trail Operations to adjust quickly to new plants or processes; may undertake assignments in other business areas or Teck properties


  • Graduate of a recognized Institute of Technology or University in metallurgical, mineral processing or chemical sciences or certified with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) in a relevant field is required
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience with working knowledge of physical, chemical and metallurgical processes is required
  • 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 Trail’s process data systems, (e.g. PDH, LIMS, GE Aps) or 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: $44.99 /Hour

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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