Utilities and Maintenance Operator

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: Utilities and Maintenance Operator

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the Site Services Supervisors, and Managers, the Utilities and Maintenance Operator is responsible for assisting with all site services and utilities work including water and wastewater services at the Eskay Creek site. This position will also help with assisting various trades persons on construction related projects as required, as well as light equipment operation and general labour duties.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
The Utility & Maintenance Operators primary role is to maintain and service the sites water treatment, and wastewater treatment facilities to all provincial EOCP standards and public health authority guidelines.
In addition:
• Provides Building/Facility systems Maintenance as required;
• Operates various HD equipment as required for snow removal etc.;
• Operate Skid Steer, wheel loader and telehandler/forklift as required;
• Provides general Mechanical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Pipe Fitting, duties working with project crews and trades as needed;
• Handles used oils, and package for shipment off site using handling protocols required by Sustainability/Environmental Department;
• Assists warehouse staff with basic receiving and storing of Inventory;
• Oversees site-based propane refill/storage/handling;
• Provides site support to all Maintenance personnel (ie; Electricians, Plumbers. Etc.), monitor and report site infrastructure levels like fuel cells, change oil and filters on gensets, equipment, note and repair damage on or upgrade structures
• Troubleshoot and problem solve various facility maintenance challenges, follow projects through to completion
• All other related duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate:
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment or individually;
• Must possess a current and valid BC provincial EOCP (operator certification) in small water system and small wastewater system
• Must have past remote camp maintenance experience, a minimum 2 years;
• Fast learner, motivated, outcome oriented;
• Thorough; with a good eye for error and changes;
• Ability to work with minimal guidance (Must be self-directed);
• Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues, and work to mitigate any associated risks in the workplace;

Academic/Education Requirements:
• Provincial certification in small water and wastewater operations is required for this role;
• Level 1 Operators certification would be a definite asset;
• Familiarity with relevant BC and federal legislation and regulations (e.g., WorksafeBC guidelines, Mines Act, Occupational Health, and Safety Legislation)
• Previous experience in the mining and resource sector would be a strong advantage.

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 found within the Coast Mountains of Northwestern British Columbia and Tahltan Territory.
Transportation will 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 or Smithers Airport into the 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 various 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 6th, 2022. Include your NAME and JOB TITLE in the subject line of your e-mail response. Priority hiring consideration will be given to Indigenous applicants 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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