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Geoscience Innovation Co-op

Location: 

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2024 (we will review applications on a rolling-basis)

Duration: 8 months

Positions Available: 1  

Start Date: Monday, September 9, 2024

 

The Geoscience Innovation Co-op will be part of the Orebody Knowledge (OBK) team, which is a team of geoscience technical experts who support all of Teck Metal’s Mining Operations and Advanced Projects. This role will specifically report to the Senior Geologist, Innovation, who supports the technology and innovation portfolio of the OBK team – helping research, review and trial off-the-shelf solutions to determine suitability and potential benefit for the Mining Operations. The Geoscience Innovation Co-op role will be based in Vancouver, with the option to work remotely up to two days per week. Depending on the needs and location of the team, you will need to work PDT or MDT or relocate to a specific office (site-based). You must also currently be a student enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution and will be enrolled throughout the duration of the co-op term (you will also be returning back to the post-secondary institution once the co-op term is completed). Proof of a valid work permit will also be required, if applicable.  

 

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s leading mining companies and join our team! 


 

Why consider Teck Resources Limited for your Co-op Placement?

 

At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a comprehensive student experience comprised of relevant, hands-on work, vibrant social activities, extensive networking opportunities, and rich professional development. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic co-op adventure.

 

In addition to excellent compensation, Teck co-ops receive a variety of advantages including but not limited to: 

  • Financial assistance to help with travel costs and co-op fees

  • Opportunity to develop technical skills and gain practical experience while applying academic knowledge to real-world mining operations and projects

  • Enjoy mentorship and guidance from experienced specialists in their respective fields

  • Receive primary consideration for professional positions upon graduation

 

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Teck Resources Limited is one of Canada’s leading mining companies committed to innovation and continuous improvement, while ensuring everyone goes home safe and healthy every day. We work with a sense of personal responsibility and genuine care for the people, communities and lands which we are entrusted. We all share a strong sense of purpose at Teck, and each day we are guided by our values in how we operate and conduct ourselves.

 

Located in the heart of Downtown, Vancouver, and nestled between the mountains and Pacific Ocean, you will find globally-inspired cuisines and world famous natural wonders in one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work (and adventure) in one of the most sustainable cities in the world!

 

Responsibilities

  • Participation in the health and safety programs of Teck to ensure that everyone goes home safe and healthy every day and adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures  

  • Complete research and develop business cases for available off-the-shelf industry software/hardware products relating to mining operations, mine planning and geoscience improvement  

  • Apply mining engineering and/or geoscience knowledge to conduct exploratory data analysis on geoscience results and mining productivity data for assessments such as testing technology performance  

  • Learn about project management workflows being used on the technology testing initiatives and support OBK team to generate project results  

  • Support OBK team in implementing a historical technology and innovation project repository  

  • Engage with Geological, Exploration and Engineering departments  

 

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Geological Sciences or Mining Engineering is required  

  • Familiarity with data analysis and database management is preferable  

  • Suitable writing skills to generate descriptive reports and presentations  

  • Willing to learn and be proactive with given responsibilities and tasks. Be able to tackle multiple projects and balance requirements and results  

  • Able to work effectively independently as well as part of the team  

  • Proven ability to learn new technologies and platforms quickly, accurately, and efficiently  

  • Able to articulate complex and technical concepts clearly and in a way a diverse audience would understand, with strong public speaking skills and ability to effectively communicate in a technical environment  

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures  

  • Able to build and nurture positive working relationships with individuals of a diverse set of backgrounds 

 

Wage Range: $4000 - $5200 / Month

Salary is commensurate with the number of academic semesters and prior co-op experiences completed.

About Teck

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. In everything we do, Teck is led by our values of safety, sustainability, integrity, respect, excellence, and courage. 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 has been recognized as one of the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, marking the fifth straight year Teck has been named to the list. 

 

Innovate with Teck  

Digital technologies are redefining our industry and contributing to improvements in every step of the mining process. We improve our efficiency, safety, sustainability and growth by putting smarter ideas to work and crafting advancements in our technology and our practice. At Teck, we embrace new ideas, and employ them. Teck fosters a culture where employees are encouraged to bring ideas forward and implement technologies that can help make us a better company.  


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