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Site Services Superintendent

Vale Base Metals
Labrador, NL, CAN
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Construction, Supervisory, Trade & Skilled
Work Term
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Full Time

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Job Title: Site Services Superintendent

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Who We Are

Welcome to Vale. Our purpose is to improve life and transform the future. Together. We value our workforce and strive to offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale Base Metals is one of the world's largest producers of high-quality nickel and an important producer of copper and responsibly sourced cobalt. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and operations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Manitoba, UK, Indonesia, and Brazil, we are delivering the critical building blocks for a cleaner, greener future. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably mine the critical minerals that power electric vehicles, build renewable energy solutions, and help develop life-saving medical equipment is at the heart of what we do.

We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Newfoundland and Labrador Operations are an integrated mining, milling, and processing operation. Nickel concentrate from the fly-in, fly-out Voisey's Bay operation is shipped to our state-of-art Long Harbour Processing Plant where it is refined into low-carbon and high-purity nickel rounds, cobalt rounds and copper cathodes.

Our Team

The Site Services team consists of over 200 Vale and contractor employees and is responsible for delivering a wide variety of support services to both employees and operations at the mine site. The effective delivery of these services is critical to the operation and includes such things as; air transportation, logistics, people movement, catering, accommodations, road maintenance, security and concentrate shipping.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Site Services Superintendent to join our Site Services department in Voisey's Bay. This permanent position will be on a 1 week on/1 week off rotation working at the mine site.

The Site Serivces Superintendent is responsible for the safe, sustainable and efficent delivery of services to the mine site such as; accommodations, catering, flights, security, on site transportation, potable water, waste disposal, concentrate shipping, freight movement, snow clearing and road maintenance. Provides leadership and direction to the Site Services employees and permanent contractors in the daily execution of their work task. They will insure that 5S standads are adhered to in all areas. They will ensure Best Practices are being used & ensure effective Safety & Environmental procedures are in place & continuously updated in their area of responsibility. This position will ensure the catering & cleaning for the mine site is maintained at a high standard and that security measures are in place to ensure the safety and support to all employees. This position will oversee the work of the outside site services contractor to ensure that it meets the requirements of the mine site. This position will also ensure that sports, leisure & recreation facilities for camp occupants are amenable to all those living & working at the Voisey's Bay site.

In this position, you will:
  • Oversee a broad range of services provided to the mine site by the Site Services department and ensure that they are all being performed at a world-class standard.
  • Provide leadership to the site services supervisors.
  • Perform Safety inspections of the relevant areas in conjunction with SHE, supervisors, employees, manager and contractors.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring the operating budget for Site Services.
  • Ensure that work areas are operating productively while maintaining maximum efficiency, environmental sensitivity and safety standards.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement using VPS methodology.
  • Ensure all equipment & work force resources are in place & ready to operate to allow for effective & timely operations.
  • Review and develop where required, SOP's, Hazops and Risk assesments for the various activities in the Site Services area of the operation to ensure they are suitable for the work being performed.
  • Ensure that effective Safety & Environmental procedures, government regulations and Vale standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being implemented & followed in their area of responsibility.
  • Provide coordination of activities to support the mobilization and demobilization of freight and equipment to and from the mine site.
  • Complete various other assignments & activities as directed by the Manager.

About You

  • A minimum of post-secondary education in Logistics or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role.

  • Experience and proficient with software programs such as Microsoft Office and SAP.
  • Must have 5 years' experience with Port operations, shipping activities & have a previous successful track record with site services support materials handling and coordination in a heavy Industrial operation.
  • Must be a good leader and have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with several groups with competing priorities and find alignment & common ground in scheduling as necessary.
  • Commitment to Health, Safety and Environment

What We Offer You
  • Competitive salary and on-site premiums.
  • Opportunity to earn an annual Employee Bonus.
  • 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, sick, top up for maternity/parental).
  • All Personal Protective Equipment is provided upon hire. Employees are given a safety boot allowance and receive a 100% reimbursement for prescription safety glasses.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program.
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
  • Opportunities to grow your career in a large global company, and mining industry leader.
  • Online training and career development opportunities.

Include to Transform

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 critical 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.

Interested applicants must submit their application online at . Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation to enable you participate in our recruitment process, please email us at

Pay Grade: 15V

Apply by: Thursday, September 28 th , 2023


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