Electrical Planner

VNL, Canada
Oct 14, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
Full Time
Who We Are

Vale is a global mining company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We are leaders in the production of iron ore and one of the largest global producers of nickel. In Canada, Vale employs approximately 6,000 people in our corporate office in Toronto and at sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador, where we produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver.

Through their hard work, innovation and forward thinking, it is our employees, and a wholesome orebody of course, that ensures a bright future for Vale in Canada – a future we want you to be a part of.

Our open-pit mine and concentrator in Voisey’s Bay - Vale's only fly-in/fly-out operation in Canada - produces nickel-cobalt-copper concentrate and copper concentrate. An underground expansion will see a transition to a leading edge underground mine. Our state-of the-art facility in Long Harbour is the first nickel processing plant in the world to use hydrometallurgy technology to produce Plating Rounds TM from hard rock (sulphide) concentrate, with zero emissions. Our offices in St. John’s and Goose Bay provide support to the Newfoundland and Labrador Operations.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Electrical Planner to join our Fixed Plant Maintenance Department in Voisey’s Bay, NL. This is a permanent position.

This position is based at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a two week on, two week off rotation.

The Electrical Planner will provide the planning and scheduling processes and ensure that they are consistently applied across the site, work closely with all areas of maintenance and operations to ensure work is planned and scheduled accurately, and ensure adequate utilization of resources, labour and materials.

In this position, you will:
  • Ensure that work plans are designed to safely operate without impact to employees, the business, the environment, the community and the regulators;
  • Establish and communicate work schedules. Verify that schedules satisfy daily and long term requirements;
  • Assemble ready to execute job packages;
  • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful execution of work orders to meet completion deadlines;
  • Improve the efficiency of the planning process by developing and using standard jobs as templates;
  • Assist the team in achieving the overall area targets;
  • Work collaterally and cross functionally, with colleagues, engineering, production, and services;
  • Ensure all work is in compliance with stated procedures;
  • Utilize Safe Production tools in field discussions and exhibit behaviors of Safe Production and consider how to consistently reduce risk to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) when executing tasks;
  • Utilize Work Management systems, and escalate to the appropriate authority, if schedules cannot be achieved within quantity and/or quality parameters;
  • Complete Work Management reports to communicate status to management team;
  • Manage costs within Work Management system and escalate as required;
  • Relieve in the Maintenance Supervisor role as required;
  • Develop planning skills in the work crew for temporary replacement and succession;
  • Assist in the development and utilization of SAP.

About You
  • Post-Secondary education in a related technical field.
  • Journey Person Red Seal in an electrical trade.
  • 5 years’ experience in Maintenance Supervision, Maintenance Planning or a closely related discipline in a heavy industrial environment.
  • Understanding of computerized work management systems.
  • Understanding Asset Management concepts and systems.
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills.
  • Ability to schedule, prioritize and manage tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of codes, ability to read prints and schematics.

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 our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.


Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at www.valejobs.ca or by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020