Superintendent, Business Support

Ontario, Canada
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
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.

Vale is proud to be part of the mining history in Sudbury which has existed for more than 100 years. With a focus on nickel and copper production the 4,000-person operation is Vale's largest Canadian site. In total, Vale has five mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery in Sudbury, making it one of the largest integrated mining operations on the globe. We are privileged to operate in the territory of the Robinson Huron Treaty and homeland of the Métis.

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 a Superintendent, Business Support, to join our Garson Mine Operations.

The Business Support Superintendent will support plant management with their goals and objectives by implementing and optimizing divisional initiatives and business processes. The role maintains the site risk management registry and manages plant improvement initiatives. This role leads the plant administrators and VPS/CI support roles at the site. This role is an essential development role for the Manager Position.

Although previous experience in mining or 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!

  • Undergraduate or a College Diploma in an Engineering or Technical discipline.

  • 8+ years of progressive relevant experience in a supervisory or technical support role.
  • Preferred experience in maintenance, operations and technical.
  • Diverse experience is essential for this role, since this role is a preferred pre-requisite for Manager Role. This role is valued as a rotational position for Superintendents development. Superintendents would rotate through this position and others such as the Reliability, Maintenance, Operational Superintendent roles).
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business systems and processes (ex. PeopleSoft, Overtime canvassing, Document control, Procedures, eMOC, SAP).

  • Develop, coordinate and execute external and plant wide initiatives (safety, standards, communications, environment, HR, surveys, audits) (Coordinate).
  • Maintain site risk management registry (Coordinate).
  • Manages plant improvement initiatives (Coordinate).
  • Participate with Operations Finance Partner in defining plant business value drivers and budget (Service giving).
  • Lead Plant Administrative Support(s) and optimize plant admin functions (Prescribe).
  • Lead Vale Production System (VPS) and Continuous Improvement (CI) support person(s).
  • Participate in a Business Support Community of Practice ensuring best practice and consistent application of initiatives (Coordinate).
  • Lead coordination of plant metrics (Coordinate).
  • Serve as plant focal point for ISO standards (Coordinate).
  • Liaise with other departments as required to help plant management decisions on short term objectives (Coordinate).
  • Perform function as Designate Acting Manager when Manager is away.

About Applying:
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  • 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.