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Teck Digital Systems Co-op


Sparwood, BC, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Teck Digital Systems Co-op (Multiple Positions)


Start Date: January 2020

Multiple Locations: Teck Coal - Calgary, AB & Elk Valley, BC

Duration: 8 – 12 months


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.


We have received several awards and recognitions that are worth noting. 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
  • 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 implemented a strategy called RACE21TM . 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! 




Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and responsibilities:

  • 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 some positions will be required to operate vehicles at our operations
  • Previous work experience in a technical or engineering environment is an asset
  • 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
  • Participation in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day


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


Software Development Co-op

  • Follow projects through their life cycle from requirements gathering, to production and maintenance
  • Creating data based solutions in various technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Database, Integration Services, Report Services, Analysis Services, PowerBI Dashboarding and DAX coding
  • Utilizing C#, ASP.NET, VBA, PowerShell, Java, Google Cloud Services, Big Query, Kubernetes as well as Machine Learning libraries in Python, TersorFlow


Cyber Security Co-op

  • Participate in Industrial Cyber Security Initiatives: Assist with day to day security requirements, implement security changes as required, as well as test and document results
  • Implement test plans specific to security changes and engage users to test changes prior to deployment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve user application security issues in a timely manner

Operational Systems Co-op (Race 21)

  • Assist with the RACE21 technology delivery to Teck operations globally
  • Work directly on the RACE21 program, as part of a large program to fortify and enhance Teck’s digital technology foundation which will provide the base for a step change in safety, sustainability and productivity. With the potential to get exposure to software development and electronic automation


Business Improvement Co-op:

  • Strong analytics background with experience in programming in multiple platforms (ie. Python, SQL etc.)
  • Familiar with Business Intelligence tools to develop KPI visualizations, for example Power BI, or willingness and interest to learn
  • Interest in machine learning applications with background in applied statistics or other relevant disciplines
  • Strong problem solving skills, data analytics background, self-motivated with good inter-personal communication and interest in developing these skills through the coop term


Maintenance Monitoring Analytics Co-op

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


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.




At Teck, we have a variety of flexible schedules that can offer you a work life balance.


Teck also offers the chance to live and work in some of the world’s most amazing locations where year-round local attractions and recreational choices are unlimited for the outdoor enthusiast! We have world-class mountain biking, skiing, hiking and fly fishing all at your doorstep.


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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