Who We Are

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team

This position is for our Divisional Shops department.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Supervisor, Maintenance (Welder/Fitter) to join our Divisional Shops team in Sudbury.

The purpose of this role is to continuously improve the work team (crew) performance through effective use of established processes and procedures at various plants or mines within the Sudbury area. As a Supervisor, Maintenance, you will be accountable for supervising a crew and executing the work for the Divisional Shops group and or planning the work. This position will be located at Divisional Shops.

Accountabilities :
Key Accountabilities as a Supervisor:
Hold crew accountable for area Safety behavior, housekeeping, teamwork and professionalism.

Supervise and coordinate the “maintenance work” components of the Asset Management Framework.

Ensure planned work orders are closed with completion codes and comments for future analysis.

Carryout tasks while on shift on behalf of the Superintendent and as such assists the Superintendent in achieving the overall area targets for his/her area of accountability.

Work within budget, guidelines and standards and execute Safety and Maintenance Plans as established by the Superintendent.

Work with the crew to develop an interactive workplace environment.

Work collaterally and cross functionally, with colleagues, engineering, production, and services to achieve the objectives of Divisional Shops.

Key Accountabilities as a Planner:
Execute the “Plan Work” element of the Asset Management

Review work order status on a daily basis: To assist in prioritizing planning work and to track upcoming work.

Plan approved work orders (within area of responsibility) for resource procurement and execution prior to the Required By Date.

Incorporate crew input into planning packages.

Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful planning of work orders for completion by their Required By Date.

Plan work to minimize the impact on operating performance and demand for resources without exceeding the Required By Date for work completion.

Develop and use work templates to improve the efficiency of the planning process.

Exhibit effective Team Leadership and Team Membership behaviors.

Work as a relief supervisor as required.

About You

Government license (RSE) in General Machining or Welder- Fitter Trade.

The ideal candidate will have a college diploma in Maintenance Trades.

Engineering degree in a related discipline would be an asset.

Experience in SAP would be an asset

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience leading a crew in a Machinist or Welder-Fitter trade, maintenance, or operations discipline in an industrial setting.

Shift Schedule:
Monday-Friday, Potential days and afternoons shift work (7:30 pm–3:30 am & 3:00pm-11:00 pm.)

How can Vale grow your career?

The Supervisor, Maintenance (Welder/Fitter), is a management position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations as well as a team of direct reports. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

Competitive salary

Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)

Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)

Flexible work arrangements

Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion and career growth

Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader

Employee Family Assistance Program

Online training and career development opportunities

Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions

Difference Makes All the Difference

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

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


Deadline to Apply: August 22, 2022

Pay Grade: 17V