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Business Improvement Facilitator


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: September 23, 2019

Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Business Improvement Facilitator.  Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for career oriented individuals to fill this role.

Red Dog Mine, located in Northwest Alaska, is a large, technically challenging open pit mine, mill and port facility. It is a remote, but modern and well-equipped fly-in fly-out operation that provides free room and board for employees, and regular transportation to and from Anchorage and surrounding regional villages.

Rotation schedule will be two weeks onsite and two week offsite. 

Reporting to the Business Improvement Team Leader, the Business Improvement Facilitator is accountable for working with on-site management to develop and mentor a process improvement mindset and system and to provide consultative and business focuses services to department leaders and teams.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Identify the key drivers of the business.
  • Define goals, objectives, and targets.
  • Evaluate existing resources and conduct gap analyses.
  • Make recommendations to the line about allocation of resources and assign responsibilities to manage the ideas pipeline.
  • Identify action items, schedules, and milestones to create an accountability instrument for the plan.
  • Confirms results with staff and management; incorporate feedback.
  • Develop new business improvement ideas and conduct regular idea owner reviews.
  • Monitor progress; update regularly. (Using action tracker and KPI’s)
  • Coach the line supervision in Result Action Review preparation maintaining a priority for continuous improvement
  • Recommends business simplification opportunities as recognized and supports implementation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering is required
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a Business Improvement role preferably in the mining industry
  • Experience using Business Improvement tools i.e. Root cause analysis, OEE, mistake proofing, DMAIC, & 5S is required
  • Strong interpersonal communication, written and verbal skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work effectively across all levels of the business
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint, applications

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two week off) an even schedule to provide a better work-life balance to our employees.

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 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth 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

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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