Exploration Environmental Technician

Skeena Resources Limited is a Canadian exploration mining company, focused on working towards the restart of the past producing Eskay Creek gold-silver mine with additional development projects in our portfolio, all located in Tahltan Territory in the Golden Triangle of northwest British Columbia, Canada. Eskay Creek was the highest-grade gold mine in the world when in production. The mine produced 3.3 million ounces of gold and 160 million ounces of silver at average grades of 45 g/t gold and 2,224 g/t silver from 1994-2008.

As a Skeena employee, you will become part of a dynamic, innovative, and results-driven work environment. You will be given assignments to challenge yourself and your skillset, working alongside colleagues with diverse backgrounds and cultures. We value Health and Safety, the Environment, and the Communities within which we operate, and work collaboratively with our Indigenous partners, leveraging traditional knowledge and respect for the land. By joining our team, you will become part of an organization driven by opportunity, entrepreneurship, and business results.

Job Title: Exploration Environmental Technician – Term Positions

Position Summary:
Reporting the Exploration Manager, the Environmental Technician is the first-line field resource on the Eskay Creek project to ensure Exploration activities are completed to existing environmental protection standards.

The role is responsible for conducting daily, weekly, and monthly inspections and data collection for Exploration team activities. This position is seasonal in nature and the duration of the contact may be up to 6 months, depending on workload and drill program needs. The position is scheduled to start in June 2022.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
- Conducting any required Environmental inspections;
- Documentation and record keeping;
- Conducting field monitoring and sampling programs as required under existing permits, licenses, and the company's Environmental Management Plan;
- Completing chain of custody, processing, packing, and shipping collected samples as required;
- Conducting field and in-house lab analyses of samples using on-site portable analyzers and meters
- Maintaining detailed and comprehensive field notes;
- Calibrating, installing, and maintaining sampling and monitoring equipment;
- Entering collected field and laboratory data into the environmental database;
- Regularly updating, filing, and managing any required environmental documentation;
- Conducting internal due diligence compliance inspections of various site facilities and operational activities;
- Assisting with spill prevention and spill response;
- Participating and assisting in waste and water management programs;
- Lifting (Large coolers of water samples, inflatable boats, generators, ice augers etc.);
- Working safely and contributing to safe practices by the team and all contractors;
- Ensuring that environmental commitments and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies are observed in all site activities;
- Conducting environmental monitoring as required by permits and according to Management Plans and Standard Operating Procedures;
- Following all QA/QC requirements and procedures;
- Conducting inspections and audits of contractor environmental management system (EMS) and waste management;
- Interacting and communicating effectively within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of environmental professionals, engineers, and contractors;
- Providing logistical support to the team;
- All other general administrative duties as required;

The Ideal Candidate/Required Skills/Experience:
- Post-secondary diploma or undergraduate degree in Environmental science or similar is required;
- Familiarity with relevant BC and federal legislation and regulations (Worksafe BC guidelines, Mines Act, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation);
- Must be highly proficient in MS Office – specifically Microsoft Excel (including the ability to generate reports and run formulas showing data in a graphical format);
- Previous environmental sampling or monitoring in the mining and/or other natural resource sector would be an asset;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment or individually;
- Fast learner, motivated and outcome-oriented;
- Thorough, with a good eye for error and changes;
- Ability to follow explicit instructions and guidance;
- Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues, and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace;
- Adaptable to an ever changing high-demand work environment, with the ability to work in remote or challenging physical environments including hiking in undeveloped terrain;
- Ability to work a rotational schedule and live onsite in a camp environment for extended periods of time;
- Must be Legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Must hold a Valid class 5 driver’s license.

Working Conditions:
This position involves working at a remote exploration site on a two week on/two week off rotation. The Eskay Creek project is located within the Coast Mountains of Northwestern British Columbia and Tahltan Territory. Transportation would be provided from Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Iskut as well as charter flights from Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace and Smithers with shuttles from either the Bob Quinn airport or Terrace Airport to Eskay Creek camp facilities.

There will be exposure to extreme temperatures in all seasons including working outdoors in snow, mud, ice, and water conditions, walking to and from different locations on uneven ground, prolonged periods of standing and physically handling/lifting/moving heavy objects.

To apply by email, send your cover letter and resume in Word or .pdf format to hr@skeenaresources.com, by May 10th, 2021. Include your NAME and JOB TITLE in the subject line of your e-mail response. Priority hiring consideration will be given to Indigenous Nation members in whose traditional territories our projects are located. All Applicants MUST be legally entitled to work in Canada.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Date Posted: April 28, 2022
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