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Teck Digital Systems Co-op


Sparwood, BC, CA Elkford, BC, CA Sparwood, BC, CA Sparwood, BC, CA Elkford, BC, CA

Teck Digital Systems Co-op (Multiple Positions)


Start Date: September 2021

Duration: 8 – 12 months

Multiple Locations: Teck Coal – Elk Valley, BC and Calgary, AB


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. In 2018 and 2019 Teck was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, as well as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Teck has also ranked on the Corporate Knights Best 50 for 12 straight years 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 practices. At Teck, we don't just embrace ideas, we employ them. Teck fosters a culture where employees are encouraged to bring ideas forward, test innovative approaches, and implement technologies that 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 and 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 (TDS) team you will be exposed to cutting edge mining, mineral processing, and information technology, such as Machine Learning, Automation, and Real Time ore sorting. You may also have an opportunity to learn more about data science techniques and perform analytics on real time data. In 2019 Teck implemented a strategy called RACE21™. This initiative is taking a company-wide approach to Renewing our technology infrastructure, looking at opportunities for Automation and robotics, Connecting 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 expansion in analytics, automation, and digital tools, we are in an era that is transforming Mining, and you can be part of it!




Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and responsibilities:


  • Working towards an Undergraduate degree in Computer, Software, or  Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related discipline
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic work environment with a willingness to work outdoors. 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 a team to continually improve the current mining systems across the operations to improve production, quality, reliability, accessibility, and credibility of Teck Digital Systems
  • Create and evaluate innovative ideas and technologies to help improve the way we do business
  • Participate in Teck’s health and safety programs 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:


Data Developer Co-op

  • Operational support for analytics tools, software development with C#, Python, and SQL
  • Supporting RACE 21 projects with deploying data pipelines
  • Strong problem solving skills, data analytics background, self-motivated with good inter-personal communication, and interest in developing these skills


Network Architecture Co-op

  • Work with TDS lab initiative on network deployments, configuration change evaluations, firmware/hardware upgrades, and architectural changes
  • Working with infrastructure in support of deployment of networks that are critical to the success of technology projects at site


Asset Health/ Operational Technology Co-op

  • Working with the Asset Health team with cutting edge technologies in both software and hardware industries
  • Student will get experience in machine learning, cloud computing, advanced analytics and integration of new technologies into our current platforms
  • Two roles within this group; one will focus on integrating new hardware into our current infrastructure, working with reliability engineering to optimize haul truck fleet performance and continually searching for new technologies. The second position will focus around supporting the move of our systems into Microsoft Azure as well as maintaining analytic API calls 


Industrial Network Support Co-op

  • Basic software development experience using Microsoft .NET, C#, BV.NET, SQL Server, shell scripting and source control would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop and server Operating Systems, virtualization, Active Directory, Linus operations systems would be an asset
  • Knowledge of WLAN networking, IP Structures, Routing. Rudimentary Knowledge of with serial, CANBUS, and digital I/O interfaces
  • Interest and aptitude in the Autonomous Mining space and a desire to assist in implementing Mines of the future. Driver’s License is a must and must be safety oriented to be able to drive in the mines
  • Working level Spanish would be an asset


Engineering Systems Support Co-op

  • Supporting Engineering systems in Processing and/or Mining engineering
  • Business analysis and system design support
  • This role would be working on project based tasks and balancing multiple projects at a time
  • A background in optimization would be beneficial


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 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. The area has world-class mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and fly fishing all at your doorstep.


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.  


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. 


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. Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.



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