NANA Regional Corporation Experienced Assayer in Red Dog Mine, Alaska

Experienced Assayer


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for an Experienced Assayer. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career oriented individual 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.

Reporting to the Assay Lab Supervisor the Experienced Assayer will demonstrate the skills required for safe and efficient performance of the duties assigned.

Rotation schedule will be two weeks onsite and one week offsite OR four weeks onsite and two weeks offsite.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.

  • Perform routine assay laboratory techniques, which include, but are not limited to: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Atomic Absorption (AA), Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (MP-AES), Leco Carbon/Sulfur analyzers, aqua regia digestion, and titration methods

  • Troubleshoot basic analytical problems as they arise

  • Ability to operate sampler preparation equipment, which will include, but is not limited to: crushers, splitters, and pulverizers as well as collect samples in the mill

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds throughout the 10 hour shift

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Having at least five (5) years of experience in an analytical laboratory; including experience in spectroscopic techniques and traditional chemical analysis is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field (e.g. Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Metallurgy) is a preference and may be considered towards the years of experience

  • A proven record of personal safety performance and leadership is a requirement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate ideas and communicate needs in a concise manner, are a requirement

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and execute multiple concurrent tasks is a requirement

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, medical examination and drug/alcohol tests.

Excellent benefits including: medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, generous paid time off, paid sick leave and 401k. Compensation will be dependent on experience but the work schedule makes the remuneration package very attractive.

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.

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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 TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Teck has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fifth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. Further information about Teck can be found at .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Mining Operations

Company: Teck - Red Dog Mine

Primary Location: US-AK-Red Dog Mine

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Rotating

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jun 30, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: MAT00137