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2nd Class - Lead Power Engineering

Vale Limited
Thompson, MB, CAN
Closing date
Jun 12, 2022

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Full Time
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.

With over 60 years of experience as a top nickel producer in Manitoba, the Thompson Mine and Concentrator has a strong future in northern Manitoba. Located in the heart of the northern boreal region, the Thompson Nickel Belt is still considered one of the world’s most promising resources. The Utilities Department

Our Team:

The Utilities Department is a multidiscipline workforce including Electricians, Millwrights and Instrumentation Technicians. The Lead Power Engineer is an integral and, in many instances, the primary contact for the various internal and external work groups. The main commodities are electricity, steam, air and water. Our goal is to provide uninterrupted services to the Mine and the Surface Plants while everyone is Home Safe.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Lead Power Engineering – 2nd Class to join our Utilities Department in Thompson, Manitoba.

Additionally, in this position you will produce mine planning packages/designs including, but not limited to
  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
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  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
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  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work
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  • Work Collectively with peers and cross functionally with colleagues in engineering, maintenance, and services to achieve the objectives of the plant
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  • Support the Plant Manager in the development and management of the cost and capital expenditure budget
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  • Execute the implementation of new management systems
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  • Seek out opportunities for continuous improvements and lead or participate in teams to implement them
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  • Utilize data collection systems to identify and implement change to reduce process variability
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  • Ensure there is adherence to the Power Engineers Act.
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  • Provide Divisional month end billing statements and facilitate plant access to Utilities billing data.

About You
  • Minimum Second-Class Power Engineering certificate is required.
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  • Operating large utilities facilities (power distribution, steam generation, vacuum systems, compressed air and water distribution systems.
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  • Working in a control room monitoring complex processes and coordinating critical activities
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  • Ability to prioritize assets maintenance to ensure plant reliability
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  • Project experience – plan, organize, budget and prioritize construction projects for the area of responsibility
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  • Supervisory experience - Familiar with coordinating shift engineers and maintenance resources to ensure uninterrupted services to internal customers

How can Vale grow your career?

The Lead Power Engineer is a critical technical position that will allow the right candidate to provide direct input into the safe operation of Vale Surface Facilities. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
  • Competitive salary
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  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program
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  • Online leadership training opportunities
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  • Onsite Gym Facility

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.


Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer,

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

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