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May 2019 - Mechanical Engineering Co-op


Trail, BC, CA Elkford, BC, CA Logan Lake, BC, CA

Teck Resources Ltd.

Teck Coal and Highland Valley Copper Operations

Mechanical Engineering Co-op Student

Locations: Multiple Locations – Logan Lake, BC, Trail, BC & Elk Valley, BC

Duration: 4-12 months

Year of Study: 1st to 4th Year

Closing Date: January 20, 2019


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

Teck Resources Ltd. hires more than 100 co-op students each year to work at our various Canadian operations.  We offer a diverse range of experiences and relevant work to expand your learning. 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. We offer a work life balance, with flexible work schedules.

Professional benefits of working as a co-op with Teck Resources Ltd.

  • Competitive salary and assistance with travel costs and co-op fees
  • A combination of field and office work – opportunity to gain valuable hands-on engineering experience in a challenging and versatile work environment
  • Previous co-ops at Teck Resources Ltd. are given first consideration for engineering positions upon graduation 
  • Students work closely with a group of professional and senior level professionals on site


Successful candidates must be motivated self-starters, able to work under minimal supervision and be able to manage several projects simultaneously. The positions may require working outdoors in all weather conditions and the ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous terrain. You will also be required to have steel-toed boots (which must reach at least above the ankle) before commencing work. If you have prescription eye glasses or contacts, you are required to have prescription safety glasses or will need to request safety glasses that fit over your eye glasses prior to your start date.

The positions also require strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. A working knowledge of Microsoft Access, AutoCAD, or SolidWorks would be advantageous.

Preference is given to students enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering program depending on the position.

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

Teck Resources Ltd co-op students obtain the knowledge and skills required to deal with challenges that may arise at a large-scale mining operation. 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.


The Mechanical Engineer co-op students hired by Teck Resources Ltd. are given the opportunity to practice their skills in all aspects of Maintenance Department. Some of the responsibilities of a Mechanical Engineer co-op student are as follows:

  • Involvement in the health and safety programs of Teck Resources Ltd. to ensure that everyone on site goes home safe and healthy every day
  • Reliability Maintenance – Root Cause/Failure analysis, identifying problematic failures
  • Project Management - coordinate maintenance projects relating to plant, mine and maintenance expansions and modifications
  • Organize, schedule and monitor the status of maintenance projects
  • Control the cost of maintenance projects and identify inefficiencies in order to offer cost effective solutions
  • Produce detailed designs and drawings for mechanical projects on site such as upgrades to mobile mining equipment or building facilities, and mechanical drafting using AutoCAD and/or Solidworks
  • Plan and schedule various tasks for maintenance shutdown work
  • Major capital project work during construction phase, work with Project team with the operational readiness, training programs and commissioning
  • Work with skilled trades to design/build lifting devices and other aids for maintenance
  • Support reporting and other duties as required

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 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth 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.

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