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Occupational Hygienist

Vale Base Metals
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Health & Safety
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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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 Team:

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.

The Port Colborne Refinery was also commissioned 100 years ago on the shore of Lake Erie. Raw materials and finished products from Vale\u2019s Sudbury and Newfoundland and Labrador operations are transported to Port Colborne for processing.

Our team is responsible for identifying and controlling the health risks of our employees in the short and long term.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Occupational Hygienist, Local 2020-05 (known internally as an Intermediate Analyst, Occupational Health) to join our team in Sudbury.

The primary function of the role as an Occupational Health Analyst is to provide ongoing service, technical support and advice to the line organization on all matters related to occupational hygiene, to maintain compliance with applicable legislation, the SHE Management System as well as Service Level Agreements.


In this position you will:
  • Execute on Occupational Hygiene Programs and associated medical surveillance requirements: Asbestos Abatement & Management; Designated Substance; Occupational Exposure Monitoring; Respiratory Protections; Hearing Conservation; Hazardous Materials; Heat Stress; Cold Stress; and other related programs.
  • Collect and analyze samples to assess worker exposure to physical, chemical and biological agents. Determine airborne exposure concentrations of contaminants and compare them to regulatory standards and guidelines as well as accepted occupational exposure criteria.
  • Identify and solve basic sampling strategies, collect and analyze samples to assess worker exposure to physical, chemical and biological agents. Apply statistical analytical techniques to summarize data.
  • Consult with analytical laboratories pertaining to sampling and analytical methods.
  • Perform health risk assessments that include identification, assessment, and analysis of the risk. Recommend controls and strategies to meet Occupational Hygiene standards and to reduce the risk to ALARA. Plan the work within the objectives and manage time accordingly.
  • Interpret the results of exposure evaluations and determine risk to employee health.
  • Report status of Occupational Hygiene programs to Joint Health and Safety Committee. Make recommendations. Approaches changing environments by being a resource and influencing work groups.
  • Participate in routine and complex work related investigations related to Occupational
  • Hygiene issues. Consult with the MOL.
  • Monitor, measure and report, analyze results, identify trends. Provide recommendations
  • for continuous improvement.
  • Provide education and deliver routine training presentations to workers.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the site to maintain compliance with the SHE Management System, Legal Requirements and Service Level Agreements.
  • Execute on personal safety plan.

Qualifications and Specific Skills:

Education: The successful candidate will possess a University or College Degree/Diploma in a science field or equivalent.

Experience: The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years of experience in occupational hygiene discipline. Experiences should include knowledge with workplace monitoring and sampling techniques, data collection, analyses and reporting and a working understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Computer Skills: Must have advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.

Other Skills: Use of technical monitoring equipment, conduct occupational hygiene risk assessments, administer Occupational Hygiene monitoring programs, manage databases.

Other Job Considerations:

Physical Effort: Moderate physical fatigue or strain results from frequent or longer periods of intense physical effort or almost continuous light physical effort. Moderate physical exertion may be required to do the job.

Working Environment: The workplace varies widely and may entail exposure to various outdoor conditions and risks expected during all seasons. This role will be above and below ground.

What We Offer You
  • Competitive salary
  • 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\u2019s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, parental)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online training and career development opportunities


These positions are covered under the Collective Agreement between Vale and the Local 2020-05 United Steelworkers.

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

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.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

How to Apply:

Paygrade: H

Apply By: January 25, 2024


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