Hecla Keno Hill

Water Treatment Operator



Hecla owns the majority of the historic high-grade Keno Hill Silver District located in Canada’s Yukon Territory. We’re developing two underground deposits, the Bermingham mine and the Flame & Moth mine. This is a great opportunity to be part of the team that is operating one of the highest-grade silver operations in the world.

We are looking for an individual to join our growing team. The Water Treatment Operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of multiple industrial water treatment plants across the mine site and will report to the Site Services Supervisor or designate (your “Supervisor”).

This is a 14 day on / 14 day off rotation at our Keno Hill Mine in Elsa, Yukon. All air and ground travel arrangements from Point of Hire (POH) to site and return are included for this position.


  • Use of field instrumentation for daily water readings
  • Navigate and use the online PLC systems to control and operate treatment system, including ability to acknowledge alarms, find historical alarm data within the system, and make process changes
  • Perform laboratory process control work including use of water sampling techniques and calculations for sample dilutions, lab calculations for testing, AA Machine operation and properly calibrate lab and online process instrumentation
  • Record treatment plant operational data on daily spreadsheets
  • Prepare day tanks for chemical distribution systems, including safely make up line and polymer day tanks
  • Apply various treatment technologies used at the mine, including clarifier theory and operations as well as coagulation-flocculation treatment processes
  • Breakpoint chlorination as a treatment process
  • Other duties as assigned


  •  Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • High school/GED or equivalent
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills with the ability to use MS Office
  • Loader experience considered an asset
  • Water/wastewater treatment experience preferred
  • Mill/underground mining operation experience considered an asset
  • Ability to lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team


Hecla offers a competitive remuneration package. We provide a supportive culture that prides itself on teamwork, professionalism, and safety. Apply today.


Please apply directly by submitting your resume, to yk-resume@www.hecla.com. Please note, due to the number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to yk-resume@www.hecla.com