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Water Treatment & BCR Operations Technician


Job Title: Water Treatment & BCR Operations Technician 

Location: North East British Columbia  

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Please be aware that no camp facilities are available.

Primary Purpose

Reporting directly to the Water Treatment & BCR Operations Manager the Water Treatment & BCR Technician will be responsible for ensuring Conuma’s high environmental management standards are upheld, continually developed, and accurately reported internally within the company, and to regulators and stakeholders.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia

Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.


  • Understand and interpret permit and regulatory requirements for on-site water treatment systems.
  • Interpret results of chemical, physical, and biological tests and document results.
  • Trace chemical, physical, and biological pathways of environmental pollutants.
  • Review and process applications for environmental permits or certification.
  • Participate in and lead field investigations and inspections.
  • Participate in water treatment operations and research development programs.
  • Ensure BCR operations, performance, and reporting requirements conform to operating standards and procedures, and assist in control process adjustments in response to changing conditions.
  • Propose actions for corrections necessary to comply with federal and provincial regulations.
  • Preparation of documents, such as Management Plans, Procedures, Guidelines and Schedules, specific to water treatment.
  • Prepare reports for supervisors and regulatory submissions.
  • Develop and improve the Environmental Management System ensuring compliance with internal and external audit requirements.
  • Undertake GIS work.
  • Supervise various consultants and contractors, including quotes and requisitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Chemical or Environmental Engineering (preferred).
  • 2-5 years environmental experience in Resources or Mining (preferably coal).
  • Experience analyzing environmental sample data and reporting results to regulatory bodies and stakeholders.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Relevant qualifications.
  • To work flexible hours to meet the responsibilities to complete the task.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to influence at a strategic level.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.

Work Location / Travel

  • Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
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