​Current Opportunities

Job Number: 816362

Category: Engineering - Other

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Posted Date: Dec 21, 2017

Who We Are

Vale is one of the world’s largest mining companies, with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents worldwide. Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. 

Vale is also the world’s largest producer of nickel, with its Base Metals business headquartered in Toronto. Operating in Canada for more than 100 years, our Canadian operations also produce copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver. We aim to produce profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company where our most important value is "life matters most". We are an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and promotes diversity in our work force. 

Vale’s operations in Sudbury are home to one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world, including six mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery.  It is also one of the safest, with the mines being awarded the national John T. Ryan award in several recent consecutive years. Sudbury is also the heart of Vale’s environmental initiatives. In partnership with the community, Sudbury has made great strides in its environmental recovery program and through improved mining practices and support in the re-greening of the region. For these and other efforts globally, in 2013 Vale was named one of the 50 most sustainable corporations in the world, according to the 9th edition of the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations.  

Our Sudbury Operations is currently seeking a:


The Opportunity: 

This is primarily an individual contributor role that provides maintenance engineering support for their assigned site.


  • Conduct and/or coordinate assessments on equipment and infrastructure to develop risk profiles and mitigation strategies for Safety, Environmental and Operational threats to the business. 
  • Facilitate meetings with management teams to discuss potential risks and recommend control actions.  
  • Support management to develop 5-Year and Life-of-Plant maintenance plans by projecting required maintenance work. 
  • Develop business cases with estimated costs and shut-down requirements to ensure integrity threats are being adequately managed. 
  • Support management to develop and optimize predictive and preventative maintenance programs, repair and/or replacement priorities, and equipment maintenance strategies. 
  • Analyze data to identify chronic and costly equipment problems, eliminating repetitive failures, reducing maintenance cost and improving reliability. 
  • Lead and/or support equipment failure investigations, improvement initiatives and special projects as required. 
  • Provide technical advice to the Maintenance and Operating Departments as required. 


The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering. 


The ideal candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario or be eligible for licensure in Ontario.


The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2-5 years of related experience. 

Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Must be skilled in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Must have strong organization and time management skills.
  • Have the ability to influence without authority.
  • Takes initiative and is able to self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Familiarity with SAP an asset.
  • Hold and maintain a valid drivers’ license required.


Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

This job will posted until January 19, 2018