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Red Dog

Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located in northwest Alaska, USA.

We are Stronger Together

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Red Dog and the Northwest Arctic Borough


For more than 25 years, Red Dog Mine and the people of the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) have worked together to create jobs and opportunity to make the region stronger. We are always stronger when we work together: 

  • Over $5 billion in local benefits since mining began: wages, taxes, payments to the NAB, royalties, community investments and more
  • 715 jobs in the Northwest Arctic supported by Red Dog – the mine is the #1 source of non-government jobs in the region
  • Red Dog is the largest source of funding for the region, providing 70-80% of the NAB’s general fund revenues
  • Red Dog’s contributions to the NAB have increased significantly over the years, growing with the mine 

Red Dog and the Northwest Arctic Borough need to work together to build on that track record and find a path forward that supports both the mine and the communities of the region.


Working Together for Northwest Arctic Youth

Verna Westlake, Community Relations Coordinator at Red Dog Mine in Alaska, shares how the Teck John Baker Youth Leaders program, an anti-bullying and suicide prevention program supported by the mine, is making a difference in the lives of youth in the Northwest Arctic School District.

An Economic Engine in Northwest Alaska

Bill Ivie, Maintenance Planner at Red Dog Mine, talks about how the mine is an economic engine in Northwest Alaska, providing local benefits to the surrounding villages.

Opportunity for Generations

Lois Steele, Maintenance Planner at Red Dog, talks about the benefits of Red Dog Mine to the local communities, region and to future generations.

Building Careers, Building Communities

Maggie Dunleavy, Warehouse Floor Person at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, talks about her family’s history of working at the mine, and the educational support she and friends from nearby communities have received from Red Dog.

Providing for Families

Todd Hjelm, Drill and Blast Crew at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, shares how his job at Red Dog has impacted his family.

Jobs and Opportunities in Northwest Alaska

Jason Lee, Mine Maintenance Planner at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, describes the employment opportunities Red Dog provides in the region and the opportunities he’s experienced in his own career at the mine.

Partnering for Education

Dr. Annmarie O’Brien, Superintendent, Northwest Arctic Borough School District, discusses the impact of Teck’s Red Dog Operations on providing education opportunities in the Northwest Arctic.

Working Together to Create Opportunity

Dr. Annmarie O’Brien, Superintendent, Northwest Arctic Borough School District, discusses how Teck’s Red Dog Operations helps create opportunities for the people and communities of the Northwest Arctic.

About Red Dog

Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located about 170 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue. 

In 1989, Red Dog Operations was developed through an innovative operating agreement between the operator Teck and the land-owner NANA, a Regional Alaska Native corporation owned by the Iñupiat people of northwest Alaska. The mine and concentrator properties are leased from, and were developed under the agreement with NANA.

Red Dog is an open-pit truck-and-loader operation, using conventional drill and blast mining methods. Concentrates produced at Red Dog are shipped to our metallurgical facilities in Trail, British Columbia, and to customers in Asia and Europe.

The mine life is expected to continue to 2031.

  • Closing Date: May 27, 2017

    Senior Metallurgical Engineer

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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  • Closing Date: May 04, 2017

    Maintenance Planner (Mill)

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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