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Teck Digital Systems - Computer/Software Engineer Co-op


Sparwood, BC, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Teck Coal Ltd.

Duration: 8-12 Months               

Year of Study: Masters / 3rd or 4th yr.

Start Date: Fall 2019


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 150 co-op students each year to work at our various Canadian operations.


Teck was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in both 2018 and 2019, Teck was recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in 2019 and in 2018 and Teck was also ranked on the Corporate Knights Best 50 for the 12th straight year based on our dedication to environmental sustainability, and social responsibility.


Ideas at Work - Innovate with Teck


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
  • At Teck, we have a variety of schedules that can offer a work life balance as well as an opportunity to live and work in some of the world's most amazing locations for an outdoor enthusiast
  • Make an impression! Successful co-ops with Teck are given first consideration for professional positions upon graduation 


As a member of the Teck Digital Systems team you will get exposure to cutting edge mining, mineral processing and information technology (Machine Learning, Automation, Real Time ore sorting etc.) You can also get an opportunity to learn more about data science techniques and perform analytics on real time data. In 2019 we are implementing a strategy called RACE21. This initiative is about taking a company-wide approach to renewing our technology infrastructure, looking at opportunities for automation and robotics, connecting our data systems to enable broad application of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, and empowering our employees, with a focus on making real progress between now and 2021. With the expansion in analytics, automation, and digital tools, we are in an era that will lead to a transformation in Mining and you can be a part of it!


Responsibilites and Qualifications


  • Working towards an Undergraduate degree in Computer / Software / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other related disciplines
  • 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
  • Previous work experience in a technical or engineering environment is an asset
  • Participation in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day
  • Collaborate with team to continually improve the current mining systems across the operations to improve production, quality, reliability, accessibility, and the credibility of Teck Digital Systems
  • Create and evaluate innovative ideas and technologies to help improve the way we do business


We have multiple positions within our TDS team and specific areas of expertise for each:


Mining Systems Co-op

  • Provide support to the Operational Technology team and systems, which may include pit control, drill navigation systems, high precision GPS machine guidance systems, geotechnical monitoring systems
  • Integrate and support Plant control automation systems, troubleshoot complex issues involving sensors, PLC, HMI, Historian, network and vendor systems


Operational Analytics Co-op

  • Support data science techniques; perform analytics of real time data to predict safety and productivity
  • Software development skills; implementation and support of various software and reporting solutions for the analytics team


Systems Engineer Co-op

  • Assist with set up of test lab to implement testing and validation of new wireless network
  • Work with operations to support the building of LTE and WiFi networks and testing performance


Process Automation Co-op

  • Support implementation of systems within the Process Engineering field; working with a multidisciplinary team to find solutions  
  • Opportunities to expand skills in software development, business analysis, project management and deployments  


Mining Engineering Systems Co-op

  • Implementation and support of various custom developed solutions in the Mine Engineering space (Mine Planning, Geology, Scheduling, Mine Design)
  • Supporting QA, software development, software release management, system configuration and deployment


All students will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing prior to commencing work.


Our employees are versatile, flexible and well-equipped to handle each project with confidence. 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



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