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Why Work at Teck

We live and work in some of the world’s most incredible locations. Add to this challenging work assignments and excellent opportunities for career and professional growth, and we think you’ll find what you’re looking for at Teck.

Working at Teck

Our employees worldwide have expertise across a wide range of activities related to mining and minerals processing including exploration, development, smelting, refining, safety, environmental protection, product stewardship, recycling and research.

In every decision and every action we take we are guided by safety, sustainability, integrity, respect, excellence and courage. We place the highest priority on taking care of the environment and making sure that everyone goes home safe and healthy every day.

Why Work at Teck?

Incredible Locations
Many of Teck’s operations are located in some of the world’s most incredible locations where you’ll find great outdoor recreational opportunities, welcoming communities and a lifestyle second to none.

Benefits
In addition to industry-competitive compensation, other advantages available to our employees include a safety rewards program, a generous vacation program and monetary bonus opportunities.

Our people are our strength, and we place high priority on developing the skills and knowledge of our employees. We offer:

  • Environments where you will learn from some of the most experienced people in the natural resource sector
  • Support and guidance for your career to ensure your goals are met 
  • A range of opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and skills    

Diversity
Employees with a range of backgrounds and perspectives can help build a stronger company, and at Teck, this belief is at the heart of our commitment to building a diverse workforce.

Health and Safety
Safety is a core value at Teck. We ensure our own safety and the safety of our colleagues. We believe it is possible to work without serious injuries and that we can achieve our vision of everyone going home safe and healthy every day.

Learn at Teck

Put your education to work. At Teck, we have a range of opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and skills in a rapidly-expanding sector.

If you are driven to succeed, self-motivated and seeking a fast-paced, dynamic organization with extensive education and career development opportunities, you’ve come to the right place.

Summer Students

Each of our operations hires summer students to fill either operating, general labour or technical positions. Summer student employment provides you with practical experience to supplement your education.

Summer student positions are typically four months in duration, starting in May and ending in August.

To be considered for a summer student job you must be eligible to work in Canada, registered in a post-secondary program (university, college or technical institute) and you must be returning to school in the Fall semester.

Applications for summer student jobs are accepted in early January and the positions are typically filled by the end of February.

Co-op Terms and Internships

Teck hires co-op students each year to work at various operations. We offer you a diverse range of experience and relevant work to expand your learning.

We recruit from a number of universities across North America and across a broad range of disciplines including mining, mineral processing, chemical, civil, electrical, process control, metallurgical, environmental, and geological engineering as well as information systems and business management programs.

Co-op positions are normally posted on-line at your school through the Co-op Office and parallel the university schedules. Our co-op terms begin in January, May and September and run from four to sixteen months.

Teck offers a competitive salary, as well as a co-op reimbursement fee policy whereby we will reimburse you for each 4-month co-op work term up to a maximum of $700 on successful completion of your work term.

New Grads

If you want to realize your full potential and want challenging career opportunities then you have come to the right place. We recruit new graduate Engineers-In-Training (EIT's) from many North American universities with mining and metallurgy programs.

We offer a dynamic business environment, providing exciting jobs that will constantly challenge you to find technical and business solutions.

We are committed to developing our employees and provide the opportunity to participate in training programs, special project work, and cross-functional assignments.

And if you like to continuously learn, then why not get your MBA while working for us. Teck has partnered with Simon Fraser University to offer our employees business and management training that leads to an MBA.

Lifestyle is important to us. We operate in some of the most beautiful areas in North America…great recreational opportunities are literally at your doorstep.

Careers in Exploration

Teck continuously works to enhance our technical team through the addition of dedicated and discovery-driven geoscience professionals who “dare to dream”.

Teck has a diversified global team of geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, technicians and other key personnel, many of who are recognized leaders in their fields of expertise.

We consistently complement and enhance our exploration team by hiring and training motivated and enthusiastic geoscience students who are looking for experience and career opportunities with a diversified, multidisciplinary team.

Teck actively participates in a variety of ongoing professional development programs, conferences, and seminars geared at maintaining our leadership role in staff training.

If you are interested in joining a highly professional, dedicated, discovery-driven team we encourage you to contact us to discuss your interests.

Resumes will be accepted at: exploration@teck.com

Interview Tips

Teck uses a behavioural interviewing process. In behavioural interviews you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities, collectively known as ‘competencies’, by giving specific examples from your past experiences. A behavioural interview gives you the opportunity to show a prospective employer why you are well suited for the job.

Navigating your way through these interviews successfully requires that you know yourself completely. In short, you must be able to:

  • Analyze the type of positions for which you’re applying. What skills does it require?
  • Analyze your own background. What skills do you have that relate to your job objective?
  • Identify specific examples from your past experience where you demonstrated those skills. How can you “tell a story” about your use of particular skills or knowledge? Concentrate on developing complete answers based on your problem, action and result.
  • Whenever possible, quantify your results. Numbers help illustrate your level of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, authority and responsibility.
  • Be prepared to provide examples of when results did not turn out as you had planned. What did you do then?
  • Before starting the interview process, identify two to three of your top ‘selling points’ and determine how you will convey these points during the interview.

Earn at Teck

Teck offers a very competitive compensation package. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefit package: Extended Health, Dental, Long Term Disability; a generous vacation program; Pension Plan; Group RRSP; Life Insurance; and a confidential Employee and Family Assistance program.

The company also offers a bonus program at the corporate level with most of the operations taking part.

We regularly participate in industry wide salary surveys to ensure that we remain current and competitive with the market.

Teck Canada and US Scholarship Program

The Teck Scholarship Program is offered to eligible dependants, under the age of 25 (excluding spouses), of Canadian and US employees and retirees who retired from active service. These scholarships support students of good scholastic achievements as they continue their education at a post secondary institution.

Applicants for these awards must be pursuing a course of study which will lead to a recognized degree, diploma, certificate or trade credential by attending an accredited university or college, an accredited junior or regional college, a recognized institute of technology, or by enrolling in an entry level trade program recognized by the Industry Training Authority of BC (or its equivalent in other provinces and states).

The Teck Scholarship program is only available to students pursuing their first degree, diploma, certificate or trade credential. Applicants are only eligible for one Teck Scholarship per year.

Class 1 Awards
Scholarships of up to $1,750 will be awarded each year for a maximum of four years if the student has attained a grade average of 85% or a GPA equivalent of 3.95 or higher (based on a 4.3 scale) in grade 12 and maintains this average throughout the course of study program.

Class 2 Awards
Scholarships of up to $1,250 will be awarded each year for a maximum of four years if the student has attained a grade average between 75% and 84% or a GPA equivalent of between 3.2 and 3.9 (based on a 4.3 scale) in grade 12 and maintains this average throughout the course of study program.

Scholarship applications for this year will be available until August 18, 2017. Applications will not be accepted after August 18, 2017.

All applicants will be informed of the award decision in November of the application year. Please read our Teck Scholarship Program Guidelines document for full details.

Possibilities Fund Program

Teck encourages the pursuit of excellence in Olympic and Paralympic sports through an annual program called the Possibilities Fund.

Funding is available to dependent children and grandchildren of Teck’s employees and retirees. Those eligible for funding include both carded athletes and those who compete at an international level in Olympic or Paralympic sports. The level of funding provided is based on an individual’s level of competition.

Possibilities Fund applications are solicited annually and submitted online, around mid-year. Applications for the 2016 program are due September 23, 2016. Frequently asked questions and answers are available here.

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