NANA Regional Corporation Mill Operator in Training in Red Dog Mine, Alaska

Mill Operator in Training


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Mill Operator in Training. 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.

Rotation Schedule will be 2 weeks on site and 1 week offsite.

Reporting to the Mill Shift Supervisor, the Mill Operator in Training is responsible for all aspects of plant operating including mill clean up, operating small equipment, charge grinding mills, changing filter cloths and operating processing equipment including; Grinding, Flotation, Re-agent mixing, De-watering and WTP circuits.


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

  • Completes assignments throughout the mill areas that contribute to the production of high quality products that meet the requirements of customers in an efficient, hygienic, and safe manner while minimizing environmental impacts and costs

  • Complies with all environmental regulations and assist with spill prevention by reporting problems to the supervisor or area operator and helping to deploy sand bags for containment

  • The OIT complies with all safety regulations. Ensures that daily workplace inspection is done each shift, to identify and correct workplace hazards. Completes SETA cards as required. Ensures that their MSHA annual refresher is completed prior to the due date. Applies Hazard Recognition training to daily workplace activities

  • Ensure the Mill Operations Supervisor and peers are well informed of task status by providing carryover and updates of completed tasks throughout the shift

  • Communicate effectively with mill operators and your supervisor about your assigned tasks primarily in mill cleanup and asking for further clarification on unfamiliar tasks

  • Ensure your operational competency is developed by participating in reviewing and learning new processes, engaging in specialized area training, and regular evaluation of personal performance

  • Contribute to cost control by minimizing waste and avoiding damage to assets


  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 20/40 vision in one eye, contact lenses are not permitted in the mill operations work area

  • Must be able to lift 75lbs. on a regular basis

  • Must be capable of wearing PPE including; hard hat, respirator, safety glasses, steel toed boots, hearing protection, or any other Personal Protective Equipment

  • Must be highly motivated, able to follow direction and be a team player

  • Work outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions

  • A desire to advance to higher levels in the competency development system by training and becoming proficient at specific tasks and duties in the Mill Operations department

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.

NANA Shareholder Preference

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, 7:59:00 PM

Req ID: MIL00260