Survey Technician

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Date Posted: September 11, 2018
Closing Date: September 25, 2018
Elkview Operations - near Sparwood, BC

Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor, the Survey Technician is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting mine systems, performing field survey work, production reconciliations, surface management, advancing survey systems and processes, generating blasting instructions and assisting the mine planning team. The role will follow a 4 day on, 4 day off schedule with 12 hour shifts.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Provide assistance to the engineering group with geotechnical monitoring, surveying, drill and blast field control/pattern layout and explosive loading instructions, geology coal interpretations, and generating and maintaining mine maps
  • Provide daily survey support for the operations group by coordinating jobs and working closely with operations supervisors
  • Surveying with the advanced techniques such as lidar, thermal and photogrammetry using aerial and amphibious drones
  • Assist in maintaining mine engineering, mine operating, and maintenance systems.
  • Prepare, upload and download files to mobile field systems
  • Arrange and provide training as needed for co-op students and engineers in training


  • Minimum two year technical diploma in Mineral Resource Development, Mining Engineering, Surveying or Geomatics
  • Mining and survey experience is an asset
  • Drone, photogrammetry and lidar experience is an asset
  • Experience using a mine planning software such as MineSight 3D is advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work effectively in a dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities

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.

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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 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth 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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