RACE21 is hiring a

Geoscience/Geochemistry Co-op

Application Deadline: Monday June 3, 2024 (we will review applications on a rolling-basis)
Duration: 4 months
Positions Available: 1  
Start Date: Monday, September 9, 2024
As part of the Teck’s Exploration and Geoscience Services Group, the Geoscience Co-op will have the opportunity to contribute to key data-driven geochemistry-focused initiatives. Working with a team of domain experts that applies the fundamental principles of geochemistry to generative exploration workflows, there is a phenomenal opportunity to better understand Teck’s orebodies within the Discovery Excellence group. The primary objective of this role is to compile a whole-rock and mineral chemistry database and geochronology database. A secondary objective is supporting the evaluation of these datasets for prospectivity for different deposit types. Through this role, we can provide an excellent opportunity to improve data analysis and data compilation skills while gaining valuable insights into generative exploration. The ideal candidate is keen to deepen their understanding of the application of geochemistry for area selection and prospectivity on a regional scale in magmatic-hydrothermal systems and equally keen on machine learning and data science. 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). 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


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures  
  • Data compilation, data wrangling, and data validation 
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify relevant data gaps and potential sources for data acquisition 
  • Collaborate with geologists and the team to integrate geoscience data into exploration models and targets 
  • Work with team members to validate key datasets 

Technical Qualifications

  • Working toward relevant degree program such as geoscience, geology, geochemistry, data science or a related field.  
  • Skilled at conducting comprehensive literature reviews and compiling data effectively.  
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and proven understanding of ESRI GIS products such as Arc Desktop Pro and Arc on-line.
  • Understanding of orebody geology and mineral systems is an asset 
  • Strong statistical and data interpretation, as well as data management skills.  
  • Data wrangling skills in a coding environment such as R or Python are considered a strong asset.  
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.  

Non-Technical Qualifications

  •  High degree of initiative, self-motivation, accountability and independent judgment 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Results oriented with excellent organizational, planning and decision-making skills 
  • Understands how to get things done through formal channels, using key practices, policies and procedures to achieve objectives 
  • Can focus on priorities, set objectives and goals, measure performance and objectively evaluate results 

Wage Range: $4600 - $5900 / Month

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

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