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May 2019 - Health and Safety Co-op - Highland Valley Copper


Logan Lake, BC, CA

Teck Resources Ltd.

Highland Valley Copper Operations

Health and Safety Co-op Student

Locations: Logan Lake, BC

Duration: 4 – 12 Months

Year of Study: 3rd to 4th Year

Closing Date: January 20, 2019


Why Consider Teck Resources Ltd. – Teck Highland Valley Copper for your Co-op placement?

Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership (THVCP) is one of Canada’s largest base metal copper-moly mines and is owned and operated by Teck Resources. The Highland Valley is a very attractive location offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and golf. The mine site is a 50 minute drive from Kamloops, B.C. which has a population of approximately 85,000 and provides all of the comforts of city living. The mine site is also close to Merritt, Ashcroft, and Logan Lake, which all exude a small town community atmosphere.

Professional benefits of working as a coop with Teck Resources Ltd:

  • Competitive salary and assistance with relocation costs and coop fees
  • Exposure to finance in an industrial environment
  • Work closely with a group of professional on site
  • A combination of field and office work – opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a challenging and versatile work environment

Reporting to the Safety Supervisor, the Safety Co-op Student will 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. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to practice their skills in in all aspects of the safety department.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Demonstrate courageous leadership by promoting a safe work environment, ensuring compliance with Teck Health, Safety and Environmental Programs and the BC Mines Act
  • Site safety audits
  • Facilitate safety training for hourly and management employees as required
  • Managing contractor pre-clearance and access systems
  • Perform general safety related duties as needed


  • Working towards an Occupational Health and Safety diploma/degree/certification OR enrolled into an equivalent degree program focused on safety, health or mining
  • Possess a valid driver’s license (minimum BC 7N or equivalent)
  • You must be currently attending post-secondary education and you will be enrolled to attend again for the semester following the work term
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in mining or heavy construction industry considered an asset
  • First Aid background considered an asset
  • Must be willing to relocate
  • Experience in practical and theoretical safety/loss control is an asset
  • Experience working effectively with hourly and management employees as well as Occupational Health and Safety Committees is an asset
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills particularly with Microsoft Office®

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, 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.

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