Vale Limited

Production Supervisor

Ontario, Canada
Mar 02, 2021
Mar 17, 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.

The Port Colborne Refinery was commissioned over 100 years ago near the shores of beautiful Lake Erie on the Niagara Peninsula. Raw materials from Vale’s Sudbury Operations are transported to Port Colborne for processing through the three plants; the Cobalt Refinery, Precious Metals Refinery and the Nickel Packaging and Distribution Centre. Products include, electro-cobalt, precious metals concentrate, gold sand and finished nickel products. Finished products are shipped from Port Colborne to destinations around the world.

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 Production Supervisor(s) to join our Port Colborne Refinery Team in Port Colborne, Ontario.

Although previous experience in 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!

  • The ideal candidate will have a College Diploma or a minimum Grade 12 with equivalent experience.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a refining or mineral processing environment leading a crew.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, Word and experience with SAP would be an asset.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Ensure that all team members reporting to them take responsibility for aspects of occupational health, safety and risk mitigation over which they have control including adherence to all legislated Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the continued improvement of the Teams occupational health and safety performance
  • Adherence to Vale’s established Golden Rules and Critical Activity Requirements
  • Actively participate in all elements of the Vale Production System (VPS)
  • Adhere to Vale’s Policies, Programs and Standards
  • Hold crew accountable for area safety behavior, housekeeping, teamwork and professionalism
  • Ensure all work performed is executed in compliance with stated procedures
  • Supervise and coordinate the work components of the Asset Management Framework
  • Perform tasks as assigned by the Superintendent or their designate to achieve the desired results
  • Work within budget, guidelines and standards to execute safety and production plans as established by the Superintendent or their designate
  • Encourage a culture of safety, trust and respect amongst crew members and the Port Colborne Team
  • Work collaboratively with peers and the various support groups including maintenance, process technology, engineering, and other services to achieve outstanding results
  • The position will require shift coverage on a 12-hour rotating schedule, 7-days a week
  • Must possess the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Maintain open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of their work

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.

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