• Environmental Technician

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 12:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    TMAC Resources is looking to hire an Environmental Technician to provide field support for the compliance monitoring programs, which includes working in the field, sometimes in inclement weather at remote work sites, lab work, and office work. This position involves approximately 70% field work and 30% office work. Training will be provided for all monitoring work, but the ability to work independently without supervision once trained will be required.


    This role will report to the Environmental Supervisor. The position is located at the Hope Bay Project site in Nunavut, Canada and will require regular rotational travel to and from the site (2 weeks in/ 2 weeks off or 3 weeks in/ 3 weeks out).


    • Completes tasks with minimal supervision, under the guidance of the Environmental Supervisor, employing knowledge of environmental procedures, techniques and regulations.
    • Maintains and calibrates field instruments including adjusting meters for accuracy using known standard chemicals for calibration.
    • Develop or update relevant Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) that support site operational requirements incorporating regulatory and license conditions.
    • Supports environmental contractors to perform field activities.
    • Organizes and maintains various environmental field sampling equipment, boats, motors, augers, tools, bear kits, various field safety equipment.
    • Ensures compliance with company HSLP and Environmental and Social Responsibility policies and procedures.
    • Using various field instruments for collection of data while maintaining accurate sampling records in accordance with company QA/QC Plan.
    • Coordinates with contract laboratories to ensure adequate and appropriate supplies of compliance sampling equipment is available.
    • Works with site based staff to audit worksites, shop areas and drill sites for environmental compliance using inspection checklists and develop corrective actions to protect human health and the environment.
    • Collects samples for analysis of air, soil, and water in accordance with established procedures. Prepare Chain of Custody and shipping documentation for environmental samples.
    • Operating light vehicles, snow machines and boats is required.
    • Exposure to environmental hazards while investigating spills and collecting samples.
    • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and take action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
    • Inform, involve and engage key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain positive relationships and represent TMAC positively in the community.
    • Other such duties as may be assigned.


    • Completed technical or technological diploma in Environmental or related science, plus one year of relevant field experience.
    • Experience using various hand or power tools, including augers, saws, drills etc.
    • Comfortable travelling to remote sites in small aircraft (e.g. helicopters).
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
    • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Arctic experience is an asset.
    • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office.


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