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May 2019 - Geology or Geotechnical Engineering Co-op - Multiple Locations in BC


Logan Lake, BC, CA Elkford, BC, CA

Teck Resources Ltd.

Teck Coal and Highland Valley Copper Operations

Geologist or Geotechnical Engineering Co-op Student

Locations: Multiple Locations - Elk Valley, BC & Logan Lake, BC

Duration: 4 - 12 months

Year of Study: 3rd to 4th year

Closing Date: January 20, 2019


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

Teck Resources Ltd. hires more than 100 co-op students each year to work at our various Canadian operations.  We offer a diverse range of experiences and relevant work to expand your learning. 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. We offer a work life balance, with flexible work schedules.

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

  • Competitive salary and assistance with travel costs and co-op fees
  • A combination of field and office work – opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a challenging and versatile work environment
  • Previous co-ops at Teck Resources Ltd. are given first consideration for professional positions upon graduation 
  • Students work closely with a group of professional and senior level professionals on site


Successful candidates must be motivated self-starters, able to work under minimal supervision and be able to manage several projects simultaneously.  The positions require working outdoors in all weather conditions and the ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous terrain. You will also be required to have steel-toed boots (which must reach at least above the ankle) before commencing work.

Preference is given to candidates working towards a geotechnical, civil or geological degree. The positions also require strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is necessary, and a working knowledge of PowerPoint, Access and AutoCAD would be advantageous. Operational experience is an asset.

All students will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing prior to commencing work.

Teck Resources Ltd co-op students obtain the knowledge and skills required to deal with challenges that may arise at a large-scale mining operation.  Our employees are versatile, flexible and well-equipped to handle each project with confidence.


Geologist or Geotechnical Engineering co-op students at Teck Resources Ltd. will be given an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge related to geotechnical monitoring programs at site and for providing support for analysis and design to minimize safety and business risks and to strive for continuous improvement.

The major responsibilities of a Geologist or Geotechnical Engineering co-op student are as follows:

  • Involvement in the health and safety programs of Teck Resources Ltd. to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day
  • Support geophysical logging, pit sampling and mapping, and exploration
  • Support department members with geotechnical related tasks including slope design and analysis, geotechnical field tours and site investigations
  • The student will get experience in open pit mining, with exposure to geotechnical data analysis, site investigations, project evaluation and project management
  • Strong computer skills are required with experience in Microsoft Office Suite ® and willing to learn other programs/systems such as Slide, Dips, AutoCAD and MineSight
  • Some positions are responsible for assisting in the tailings department which include (but not limited to):
  • Compliance to tailings management system and legal requirements
  • Assisting to ensure the safe operations, surveillance, and ongoing construction of the tailings facility and water impoundment dams

    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, zinc and energy. 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 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth 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.

    Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources

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