Vale Limited

Superintendent II, Process - Fixed Plant/Electrical

Ontario, Canada
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Who We Are

Why Vale?

Be a part of the largest mining company in the Americas and one of the largest in the world with operations in more than 30 countries. At Vale, we strive to be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet.

Vale is proud to be part of the mining history in Sudbury which has existed for more than 100 years. With a focus on nickel and copper production the 4,000-person operation is Vale's largest Canadian site. In total, Vale has five mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery in Sudbury, making it one of the largest integrated mining operations on the globe. We are privileged to operate in the territory of the Robinson Huron Treaty and homeland of the Métis.

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

The Opportunity

Do you value safety and risk management and make it a priority just as we do? Are you motivated to work collaboratively in a team environment?

We are currently seeking a Process Superintendent ll - Fixed Plant/Electrical at Creighton Mine.

The incumbent will monitor, identify and implement opportunities to reduce variation in control processes and systems (Technical, Social, and Commercial) within their area(s) of accountability. The role will identify common causes of variation to be corrected in collaboration with area Manager and Supervisors.

Work collaboratively with other Process Superintendents, Managers and Supervisors within the functional and cross functional areas of the Operation, to address supplier and customer system deficiencies and achieve capital, operating and maintenance project goals.

Ensure that direct reports and area of accountability meet all requirements with regards to legislated regulations, company policies and practices, and agreements

Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!

Education & Experience:

Education: The ideal candidate will possess a post-Secondary education or equal work experience.

Experience: The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 8 years mining experience.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Audit and analyze systems within the area(s) of accountability to achieve the following outputs:
    Zero harm to employees, the business, the environment and the community,
  • Achieve/exceed production quality and quantity targets while maximizing economic resource recovery.
  • Achieve total product and unit cost, and capital expenditure targets.
  • Audit and analyze trends in safety (Against the HomeSafe model), environment, production, cost and quality, as well as the consumption of resources. Develop and implement actions to address common cause variances or to take advantage of opportunities as they arise (with a focus on continuous improvement), while balancing the allocation of resources, meeting quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external "Customers".
  • Leads and ensures HomeSafe behaviors are exhibited by team members. Coach members on consistently achieving Managing Risk to go HomeSafe and take corrective action when necessary to address noncompliance.
  • Work with the HSE Committee to develop actions to improve safety, health and environmental performance.
  • Develop weekly and monthly production plans and update forecasts as required. Escalate when plans and/or forecasts will not be achieved.
  • Monitor area production performance, and asset integrity, to confirm that processes are in place to maintain the plant and equipment, sustain/build capability, and to achieve the targets outlined in the Execution plan.
  • Expand the capability of the area(s) of accountability, to achieve continuous improvement, while balancing the allocation of resources, meeting quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external "Customers". Verifying compliance with established Service Level Agreements (SLA) and required standards.
  • Analyzes in-control processes and identifies common causes of variation and develops action plans to make the necessary changes to correct the common causes.
  • Provide performance feedback to team members and coach and counsel employees on the standards of behavior, and take corrective action as required.
  • Contributes to the Succession Planning processes. Advises the Manager on improving the capability of the L1 team to meet future needs through selection and development.
  • Contributes to the implementation of new systems/processes and provides guidance, auditing, mentoring and analysis support to the management team.
  • Manage plant activities on the off shifts as required in the on-call scheduling.
  • Other tasks as required.
  • Underground Supervisor Common Core
  • Strong Process Knowledge.
  • Strong Business Knowledge.
  • Team Leadership & Membership.

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • We appreciate your interest in being a part of the team though only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 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 posting will come down on March 3, 2021

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