Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in Mining & Energy—February 3 issue

Mining and Energy is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

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Mining and Energy magazine has selected 10 career opportunities from leading companies throughout western Canada to feature as our Top Jobs of the Week.  This is only a small selection of the 100’s of jobs available in the mining and energy sectors.

Maintenance Materials Technician—Elkview Operations, Sparwood, B.C.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Materials Technician will work on opposing 4x4 steady day shifts. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of materials and tooling to support the execution of all scheduled and break-in maintenance activities.  While the primary focus of the role is to assist in maximizing employee performance and productivity on a daily basis, close co-ordination with the Planning and Scheduling Group will be required to drive continuous improvements.  To apply visit:

Maintenance Scheduler—Cardinal River Operations, Hinton, AB

Reporting to the Planning Supervisor, Maintenance, the Maintenance Scheduler is responsible for liaising between the Mine Maintenance, Engineering, and Operations groups to ensure maximum use of maintenance execution resources and minimizing interruption to operations/production. To apply visit:

Business Improvement Facilitator Red Dog Operations—Alaska

Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Business Improvement Facilitator.  Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for career oriented individuals to fill this role. Red Dog Mine, located in Northwest Alaska, is a large, technically challenging open pit mine, mill and port facility. It is a remote, but modern and well-equipped fly-in fly-out operation that provides free room and board for employees, and regular transportation to and from Anchorage and surrounding regional villages. To apply visit:

Geologist for the 2017 Field Season—Vancouver-based

These openings are seasonal, varying in term from 2-9 months and typically begin in June. Reporting to the Manager Exploration, Canada & USA and their designate, the geologist is the first level of field exploration, responsible for conducting the search for mineral deposits by planning, administering and executing effective programs. Primary responsibilities are to investigate, interpret, analyze and test data. Our geologists are focused on copper, zinc and gold early stage through to near mine projects. To apply visit:

Health and Safety, Safety Coordinator—Trail, B.C.

The Health & Safety department is seeking a dynamic individual wanting to increase their experience by working as a member of an integrated team managing the development and implementation of employee health and safety systems for Trail Operations. This role provides recommendations and direction on the development and management of effective health and safety programs. To apply visit:

Deer Mountain Operator – Ridgeback Resources, Drayton Valley

Reporting to the Foreman in Drayton Valley, you will be responsible for various tasks including but not limited to: optimizing and troubleshooting daily well production; operation and maintenance of oil wells and facilities; daily input and balancing of data into PVR;  ensuring a safe and cost effective operation. Shift work required. Please send your resume, in confidence to: [email protected]

Environmental Technician—Grande Prairie, AB 

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have a diploma or degree in an environmentally related science and a minimum of one year experience conducting oil & gas and industrial environmental site assessments (remediation/reclamation)You have a background in soils and vegetation evaluation and are equally accustomed to working in the field and in the office. Enviromarc Services Ltd. $22 an hour - Contract. Email: [email protected]

Shop Foreman—Falher, AB

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager and taking guidance from Maintenance Manager, the working Shop Foreman is responsible for the maintenance and management of the shop. This includes: providing technical guidance to technicians and shop personnel, working on the floor and doing repairs, overseeing complex repairs and to enforce all shop rules, safety protocols and to ensure all company/government policies and procedures are being adhered to. Apply to:

Communications Director—Victoria, B.C.

Iron & Earth is an oilsands worker-led not-for-profit committed to empowering oil and gas workers to build a renewable energy economy. Since Iron & Earth officially launched in March of 2016, we have built a membership of over 500 energy sector workers, many of whom have direct experience working in the oilsands. Many of these workers have been negatively affected by the decline in oil prices and are uniquely positioned to transition into the renewable energy industry with minimal up-skilling required. Part-time, $20-$35/hour. 

First Nations Liaison Officer—Fort St. John

BC Oil & Gas Commission. Broad project or policy experience related to environmental or natural resource management; working with First Nations or stakeholders to resolve land use conflicts; project management including research and policy and program development; leading, or participating in facilitations and conflict resolution with First Nations communities or stakeholders, and government; dealing with a wide range of resource users such as government, industry, special interest groups and the public; or in the oil and gas industry as it relates to First Nations issues. Email: [email protected]

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