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Senior Lead, Field Operations


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: December 5, 2023


As Canada’s largest diversified mining company, Teck is committed to providing the world with essential resources safely and sustainably. We have a rich history of consistently driving innovation, harnessing cutting-edge technology, and cultivating a dynamic environment that empowers our employees to shape the future. 


Teck is looking for a multifaceted and highly motivated Senior Lead, Field Operations to be responsible for and support the planning and execution of Exploration field programs across Canada and the USA. Reporting to the Principal Geologist, the Senior Lead, Field Operations is responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient, and cost-effective planning, operational leadership, and in-field support on a variety of greenfield and brownfield exploration-stage projects in the region. 


The position is based in Vancouver, Canada with significant travel to Teck project and warehouse sites throughout the year.


We are seeking a committed field professional with a wealth of safe field experience across a range of exploration activities and environments, a passion for planning, and excellent judgement and problem-solving abilities that can ensure that field program planning and execution are optimized. A proven ability to collaborate with, contribute to and influence hard-working multidisciplinary teams is crucial, as well as maintaining positive relationships within and outside of Teck. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of one of Canada's leading mining companies and join our team!


  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive culture of safety, social responsibility and sustainability. Ensure safe field operations and, at all times, hold the health and safety of employees, contractors, consultants and communities as our highest priority

  • Provide leadership and support to project teams for accurate, efficient, and cost-effective planning of geophysical surveys (e.g., ground magnetics, gravity, reconnaissance IP, borehole surveys including acoustic televiewer), geochemical/ geological sampling programs, and diamond drill programs based out of remote camps, mine operations, and towns

  • Support the safe and efficient field operation of exploration programs ranging from sophisticated, multi-faceted camp-based field programs supported by both fixed wing aircraft and/or helicopters, multiple helicopter-portable and/or road-based diamond drill programs, to relatively simple geoscience programs involving combinations of geological, geochemical, and geophysical surveys

  • Manage and maintain field equipment such as in-house geophysical equipment, safety supplies, communication devices, field samples, camp supplies, and vehicles

  • Strategically manage warehouse locations and contents to support evolving Teck and Exploration needs


  • 10 or more years of progressively senior-level experience in field operations and/or project management in the resource industry. Specific experience with field operations for mineral exploration drill programs in remote camp-based helicopter accessible environments would be preferred. Field experience conducting ground geophysical surveys (i.e., magnetics, gravity, IP/resistivity, etc) would be an asset. Construction related experience (e.g., exploration road or drill pad building) would be an asset

  • Recognized leader with strong organizational, planning, prioritization, analytical and decision-making skills

  • Superior interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a complex and dynamic environment, both independently and with a diverse multidisciplinary team, building and strengthening relationships within the team, and with contractors, consultants, service providers, regulators, Indigenous Peoples, and COIs

  • Electrical and mechanical knowledge and maintenance skills for a variety of equipment and vehicles typically used in mineral exploration would be an asset

  • Valid First Aid training and/or Wilderness First Aid training is required. Ability to deliver off-road vehicle training would be an asset. Valid firearm license preferred

  • Capable and excited to spend full days in the field in all weather conditions, traversing long distances while carrying heavy (>30 lbs.) backpacks over variable terrain

  • Ability to travel as required and work in the USA

Why Join Us?


At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.


Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to:


  • Annual Performance Bonus

  • Profit Share Plan

  • Health Spending Account 

  • Personal Spending Account

  • Extended Health Care 

  • Dental and Vision Care

  • Employer Paid Pension Plan

  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage

  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays

  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)     

Salary Range: $115,000 - 140,000


The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. Qualified applicants interested in joining 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. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the six consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. 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.


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