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Specialist, Operating Excellence


Elkford, BC, CA

Closing Date: September 18, 2020


Are you passionate about organizational change? Come unlock the opportunities waiting to be found here at Teck!


Reporting to the Lead, Operating Excellence, the Specialist, Operating Excellence is responsible for teaming with leaders throughout the mine to facilitate idea generation and prioritization, and to support the business in making the changes vital to drive sustainable continuous improvement in their areas including safety, productivity, and environmental performance.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with leaders and build positive relationships with all mine site departments. Someone with strong facilitation skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain a positive demeanour when dealing with challenges. Who is results focused, understands the importance of prioritization, and is aware of the limitations of multi-tasking. Most importantly we are looking for someone who has an eye for business. Who can be placed in a situation and is curious enough to find the areas of improvement and influence people in that change.


This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference. Find opportunities for growth in a large-scale mining environment. You will have the chance to spend over half your time in the field building relationships with our different groups and creating real change for our business.


Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone! Come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Use continuous improvement methodologies to identify business value drivers, constraints and improvement ideas. Support a structured process for scoping, implementing and tracking improvement ideas through to sustainability
  • Provide support in the field working with a variety of employees motivating change through the evaluation, implementation and sustaining phases
  • Present improvement ideas to Site Leadership, Frontline Supervisors, and employees based on data analyses
  • Provide support to the operations through analyses while collaborating within departments to improve process
  • Work collaboratively with frontline supervisors, operators and trades in the field, assessing, implementing and following up on business improvement ideas



  • University degree in Mining, Geology, Maintenance/Reliability or Processing Engineering, Business/Finance, or significant supervisory experience with a successful track record of motivating change in an industrial setting
  • Minimum four years demonstrated ability in an industrial environment with exposure to continuous improvement methodologies. Experience in the resources sector preferred
  • Experience with workflow planning and understanding of what delays execution in a business environment with experience managing these roadblocks
  • Proficiency developing analytical models on spreadsheets, and developing effective presentations
  • Experience with Power BI, Monte Carlo Simulation, and various other statistical and analytical tools highly desirable


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


Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.


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.


Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.


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.


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.


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