Vale Limited
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Closing date
Jun 13, 2022

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Mill & Metallurgy
Work Term
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Full Time
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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 Sudbury Operations have been in existence for more than 100 years. With five mines, a mill, a smelter, a refinery and nearly 4,000 employees it is also one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world. Sudbury is also home to several administrative sites serving both the Ontario Operations as well as all our North Atlantic Operations.Port Colborne is home to our Nickel Refinery where raw materials from our Sudbury operations are processed into electrocobalt and precious metals and serves as a distribution centre for finished nickel products.

Our Team:

The Industrial Mechanic / Millwright is integral for employee safety and Vale’s long-term operating strategy. Members of this team work across different locations to ensure all systems are functioning accurately. Team members are also involved in the development of long-term and short-term maintenance initiatives, practices and procedures.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Industrial Mechanics / Millwrights to join our Maintenance Department in Sudbury, Ontario.

If you are interested in working at our underground mines in the Greater Sudbury area, read on!

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Industrial Mechanic / Millwright is responsible for installing and dismantling of equipment to inspecting and maintaining of equipment. You will have a holistic and enriching experience like no other!

In this position, you will:
  • To install, dismantle, assemble, construct, erect, move, replace, inspect, adjust, maintain and repair mechanical and process equipment and structures throughout mines and plants.
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  • To install, inspect, service and test hoisting ropes and shaft conveyances.
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  • To perform metal welding excluding pressure welding.
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  • Align with work safety policies and safety regulations.

About You

Fully Licensed Tradesperson:
  • Trade Certification: A valid Industrial Mechanic / Millwright trade certificate for the province of Ontario (433A) is required.
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  • Experience: 4 or more years of industrial experience is preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical principles is preferred.
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  • Experience installing, maintaining and repairing equipment (hydraulic, pneumatic, power transmission, mechanical drives, conveyor systems, pumps, overhead cranes) are considered an asset.
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  • Oxy acetylene cutting and burning is considered an asset.
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  • Mechanical and hydraulic blueprint reading is considered an asset.

  • Education: Industrial Mechanic or Millwright College Diploma is required.
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  • Experience: 6 months or more of industrial experience is preferred.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Industrial Mechanic / Millwright, is a maintenance position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
  • Competitive Salary, Pension and Benefits
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  • Desirable Incentive Program
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  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
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  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion and career growth
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  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
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  • Employee Family Assistance Program
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  • Online training and career development opportunities

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 an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across its 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.


Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at or by clicking Apply below. Please attach a copy of your trade certificate (if applicable).

We appreciate your interest in being a part of the team though only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
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