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Teck Resources

Continuous Improvement Senior Specialist

Sparwood, BC
Full Time
9 days ago
Closing Date: February 26, 2024

Reporting to the Senior Lead Operating Excellence, the Continuous Improvement Senior Specialist, (known at Teck as Senior Specialist, Operational Excellence) is responsible for developing and supporting key improvement initiatives. As a subject matter expert and practitioner in Continuous Improvement (CI), the individual will evaluate site opportunities, benchmark site performance, and be accountable for promoting, coaching, and leading a proportion of the sites Improvement initiatives pipeline. The successful candidate will work with the operating departments in the evaluation, implementation, and sustainment of initiatives with end users, leadership, and digital teams.

If you are a results-driven leader with a proven track record in operational excellence, strategic planning, and project management, then this is an exciting opportunity for you. Join our team and play a pivotal role in transforming our organization. You will have the opportunity to create and implement integrated operational procedures and standards based on best practices from the industry leaders and Operating Excellence and Lean philosophy while building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that each project will deliver the required benefits and is appropriately resourced.

Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone! Working a compressed work week with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about!


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor Teck's commitment to health, safety, and environmental as a core value
  • Lead the design of the structure and road map for the operational excellence model through the integration of principles, behaviours, systems, and tools
  • Catalyze the creation of a culture whereby every person in the organization applies the tools of continuous improvement within the scope of their daily work
  • Lead analysis/studies to identify improvement initiatives that impact the equipment utilization, physical availability and operating efficiency in the mine, the plant and support departments
  • Lead the delivery of multiple projects at a time, managing scope, quality, and client relationships
  • Establish training programs, comprehensive training strategies, materials, procedures, delivery methods, and competency assessments
  • Perform maturity assessments within the site to highlight strengths and weaknesses of the existing Wiring and identify areas for improvement
  • Continuously measure and monitor improvement processes by preparing progress reports for meetings and conducting post implementation reviews and project follow up
  • Build capabilities of employees in the responsible area, through training and coaching with a focus on local management levels


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Mining, Engineering, Business, or Processing
  • Professional Designation (P Eng., P Geo., CFA, CPA, MBA or equivalent) is an advantage
  • Minimum seven years relevant experience in the resource sector, with two years' experience in continuous improvement
  • A proven record in implementing continuous improvement initiatives through valuation to sustainment
  • Ability to think critically about business problem, build business cases, facilitate engagements, and communicate succinctly to various audience aimed at problem solving
  • Comfortable interpreting and communicating the results of analytical models and statistical methods that support continuous improvement opportunities
  • Excellent digital proficiency, particularly in advanced excel, Power BI, SQL, and Python
  • Experience working in the role of a management consultant would be an advantage


Teck employees receive a competitive compensation package that includes, but is not limited to, base salary plus the following benefits:

  • Two Annual Bonus Plans
  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan
  • Retirement Package
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Health Lifestyle Account

Salary Range: $115,000 - $142,000

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

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a pre-employment drug screen and three professional references.

About Teck

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person's unique perspective and contribution.

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.

Teck has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People .

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck's approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).

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.

Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources .

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