Metallurgical Engineering Co-op Student


Red Dog, AK, US

Job Description

Duration: 8 Months (4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, fly-in fly-out rotation)   

Positions Available:

Intake Date: Monday, May 6, 2024. Teck will provide support in obtaining of a work Visa to perform work in the United States. Offer will be subject to obtaining legal capacity to work in the United States.  

Application Deadline: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis

Minimum Qualifications: Must currently be enrolled in a recognized and accredited Canadian or American post-secondary institution throughout the duration of the co-op term. You must also be returning to a post-secondary institution after the co-op term is completed. 

Desired Background: For this position, we are looking for a student who is pursuing their post-secondary degree in Metallurgical, Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering. 


Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations is recruiting for a Metallurgical Engineering Co-op student. This student will be reporting to a Metallurgical Engineer.


About Red Dog Operations

Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located about 170 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue. Red Dog is an open-pit truck-and-loader operation, using conventional drill and blast mining methods. Concentrates produced at Red Dog are shipped to our metallurgical facilities in Trail, British Columbia, and to customers in Asia and Europe. The current mine life, based on existing developed deposits, is expected to extend through to 2031. 

For this position, it will be on a 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, fly-in fly-out rotation. All transportation (including charter flight from Anchorage, Alaska to the mine site), accommodation, and food will be covered during the work term. 


  • Participation in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day 
  • Seeking ways to improve our process by collaborating with the engineering team and operations on new process development, plant process optimization, quality assurance initiatives, day-to-day troubleshooting, evaluation test work and data analysis
  • Assisting with the advancement of technology through bench top testing and thermodynamics simulations
  • Ensuring a high quality of standards while collecting samples and performing analysis in the processing facility as well as in the lab environment
  • Project Management tasks, including organizing, scheduling and controlling the cost, and tracking the status of projects relating to plant modifications, expansions, and maintenance shutdowns
  • Report preparation, and formal presentations
  • Create and evaluate innovative ideas and technologies to help improve the way we do business
  • All students will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing prior to commencing work. Proof of a valid work permit will also be required, if applicable. 


  • Working towards an Undergraduate degree in Chemical, Process, Mining or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic industrial work environment with a range of engineering, technical and operational personnel
  • Willingness to work outdoors and able to operate vehicles at our operations, in various weather conditions and terrain 
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with a capability to communicate complex ideas to all levels 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Why Join Us?

At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a comprehensive student experience comprised of relevant, hands-on work, vibrant social activities, extensive networking opportunities, and rich professional development. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic co-op adventure.
In addition to excellent compensation, Teck co-ops receive a variety of advantages including but not limited to: 
•    Financial assistance to help with travel costs and co-op fees
•    Opportunity to develop technical skills and gain practical experience while applying academic knowledge to real-world mining operations and projects
•    Enjoy mentorship and guidance from experienced specialists in their respective fields
•    Receive primary consideration for professional positions upon graduation
Wage Range: $4,600 - $5,800 / Month
Salary is commensurate with the number of academic semesters and prior co-op experiences completed.

About Teck

Teck Resources Ltd. is Canada’s largest diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. Teck hires more than 200 co-op students each year to work at our various Canadian operations. We have received several awards and recognitions that are worth noting: In 2023, Teck was named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, which recognizes companies for exceptional programs and performance in attracting and retaining younger workers. Teck was also selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers from 2018 to 2023. Teck has been recognized as one of the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, marking the fifth straight year Teck has been named to the list. 


Ideas at Work 
Digital technologies are transforming our industry and contributing to improvements in every step of the mining process. We enhance our productivity, safety, sustainability, and growth by putting smarter ideas to work and creating advancements in our technology and our practice. At Teck, we don't just embrace ideas, we employ them. We are fostering a culture where employees are encouraged to bring ideas forward, test innovative approaches and implement technologies that can help make us a better company.  


Professional benefits of working as a co-op with Teck Resources Ltd:  
Our values guide every decision we make as a company and as individual employees. In everything we do, Teck is led by our values of safety, sustainability, integrity, respect, excellence, and courage. A co-op with Teck will offer you the opportunity to work on challenging projects alongside a team of professionals who are experts in their respective fields, you will experience a combination of projects in the field as well as in the office. Teck offers a competitive salary for our co-ops as well as assistance with travel costs and co-op fees. Make an impression! Successful co-ops with Teck are given first consideration for professional positions upon graduation    

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