Community Field Observer


Red Dog, AK, US


Closing Date: July 19, 2024


The Community Field Observer is responsible for providing field observation support to the 2024 Exploration Drilling program, project team and for supporting Teck staff in the documentation of exploration and construction related activities and tasks. The individuals will work with different teams to provide assistance with various field activities through observations, sharing of Traditional Knowledge that is relevant to the area and/or activities being performed, and cross training and learning of exploration and construction activities. The Community Field Observer will compile observations into a report to be disseminated back to their home community.


The incumbents will be hired out of Noatak and Kivalina. 


Rotation schedule will be 2 weeks on-site with 2 weeks off-site through the drilling season (anticipated May through October).


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhering to and sponsoring safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Fully embrace Teck’s core values, which is demonstrated by attending and actively participating in daily safety meetings 
  • Participate in safety inductions and inspections
  • Act as caribou and other wildlife spotters, and observing and reporting caribou and wildlife in or near project activities
  • Observe, record, and assist with activities related to exploration, which can include archeological clearances, soil sampling, environmental monitoring, geophysics, drilling and reclamation
  • Assist with the documentation of exploration field observations, including photographing of core and soil samples
  • Observe and assist with environmental monitoring, including the collection of samples at ongoing monitoring locations
  • Sharing knowledge and information about traditional land use and subsistence living in the area, and other traditional knowledge of the area
  • Communicate information, learnings, and observations of activities with community members and IRA Councils with assistance from the Red Dog Community Liaisons 
  • Participate and complete trainings in various workplace tasks
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Interest in learning about the mineral exploration and construction process
  • Ability to travel to Teck’s exploration site and commit to a rotation schedule (2 week on site, 2 weeks off site) from May to October
  • Interest and ability to communicate learnings and observations about the exploration season with Teck staff, community members and IRA Councils with assistance from the Red Dog Community Liaisons

About Teck

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a physical assessment, drug screen and a background check. Red Dog provides excellent benefits to employees including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and a 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two weeks off) 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.  


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, zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.   


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).  


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.  


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We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.