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Occupational Health & Hygiene Co-op Student


Elkford, British Columbia, CA Sparwood, British Columbia, CA

Start Date: January 2024

Location: Multiple Teck Coal Operations - Elk Valley, BC

Duration:  4-8 months

Application Deadline: October 9, 2023

Why consider Teck Resources Ltd. for your Co-op Placement?

Teck hires more than 200 co-op students each year to work at our various Canadian operations. Teck has been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada’s Top Employers program for the past six years, and was included in the Forbes World’s Best Employers 2021 list and Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2022. Teck is also ranked #1 in the Minerals and Mining Industry on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for 12 consecutive years, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies


Innovate with Teck

Digital technologies are redefining our industry and contributing to improvements in every step of the mining process. We improve our efficiency, safety, sustainability, and growth by putting smarter ideas to work and crafting advancements in our technology and our practice. At Teck, we embrace new ideas, and employ them. Teck fosters a culture where employees are encouraged to bring ideas forward and implement technologies that can help make us a better company.


Professional benefits of working as a co-op with Teck Resources Ltd:

  • Our values guide every decision we make as a company and as individual employees. Teck is led by our values of safety, sustainability, integrity, respect, excellence, and courage
  • The opportunity to work on exciting projects alongside a team of professionals who are specialists in their respective fields, you will experience a combination of projects in the field as well as in the office
  • Competitive salary for our co-ops as well as assistance with travel costs and co-op fees
  • Make an impression! Successful co-ops with Teck are given first consideration for professional positions upon graduation



  • Working towards an Undergraduate/Graduate degree or diploma in Occupational Hygiene, Occupational and Environmental Health, Occupational Health, or Industrial Hygiene
  • Motivated self-starters, able to work under minimal supervision and be able to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic work environment with a willingness to work outdoors and able to operate vehicles, at our operations, in various weather conditions and terrain
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a capability to communicate complex ideas to all levels
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to track and analyze data as well as manage project timelines
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word and Excel is necessary, and a working knowledge of PowerPoint and Access
  • Impeccable record keeping and excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working in mining or heavy industry considered an asset



  • Participation in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone goes home safe and healthy every day
  • Implementing hygiene program elements and creating exposure control plans
  • Experience working effectively with hourly and management employees as well as Occupational Health and Safety Committees
  • Assisting in optimizing the industrial hygiene program which will include conducting ergonomic evaluations, tracking equipment inventory, and conducting surveys
  • Collecting a variety of occupational hygiene samples including noise, particulate, and other airborne contaminants
  • Supporting the hearing conservation program, chemical management plan and respiratory protection program
  • Managing contractor pre-clearance and access systems
  • Facilitating safety training for hourly and management employees
  • Creating and evaluating innovative ideas and technologies to help improve the way we do business


All students will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing prior to commencing work. Proof of a valid work permit will also be required, if applicable.



At Teck, we have a variety of flexible schedules that can offer you a work life balance. Teck also offers the chance to live and work in some of the world’s most amazing locations where year-round local attractions and recreational choices are unlimited for the outdoor enthusiast! We have world-class mountain biking, skiing, hiking and fly fishing all at your doorstep.


How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting student work term opportunity, please include your resume and unofficial transcript as part of your online application. 


Recruitment is ongoing and applications will be reviewed as they are received.


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.


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