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Environment/UAV Co-op


Sparwood, British Columbia, CA

Job Descriptions

Location: Sparwood, BC  

Duration: 12 months 

Positions available:

Desired background: For this exciting position we are specifically targeting students with a background in Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Resource Management or other related fields. The Environmental UAV Co-op will be responsible for providing support to the Technical team in UAV and GIS system installation and application, document advanced UAV use cases, and train end users. Project management tasks, evaluating innovative ideas, and focusing on sustainability and environmental applications are also part of the role. Don't miss out on this opportunity and join our team! 

Intake Date: Monday, January 8, 2024

Minimum Qualifications: Must currently be enrolled in a recognized and accredited Canadian 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. Depending on the needs and location of the team, you will need to work PST or MDT or relocate to a specific office (Vancouver or site-based) 


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures  
  • Participate in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day.  
  • Assist the Technical team with support on; documentation and reporting, installation and application of UAV systems at our operations and installation and application of GIS systems at our operations  
  • Documentation of advanced UAV use cases  
  • Cooperate closely with sites to support and train end users to apply advanced use cases  
  • Project Management tasks, including safety and contractor supervision, and project planning 
  • Build and evaluate innovative ideas and technologies to help improve the way we do business  
  • Focus on sustainability and emerging environmental applications of UAV and environmental technology  



  • Working towards an Environment related major (Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Resource Management etc.)  
  • An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot Certification is preferred 
  • Proficient in geographic information systems with experience in environmental data management, analysis and reporting  
  • Motivated self-starters with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously  
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic work environment with a willingness to work outdoors and able to operate vehicles at our operations, in various weather conditions and terrain  
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with a capability to communicate sophisticated ideas to all levels and partners  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) 
  • Able to work efficiently independently as well as part of the team  
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies and platforms quickly, accurately, and efficiently  
  • Ability to communicate with precision in a technical environment  
  • Able to articulate sophisticated concepts clearly and in a way a diverse audience would understand 
  • 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. 
  • Driver's license is required

About Teck

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

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 was recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in 2023 and has been included on the list 9 times since 2013.  


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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