Geologist Co-Op Student

Ontario, Canada
Nov 12, 2020
Dec 12, 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 Coop Geologist / Coop Geological Engineering Student to join our Geology Department in Sudbury.

The student will provide geological service primarily focused on core logging, geotechnical logging, core logging QAQC, and possible exposure to drill layout creation. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to go underground, and get exposed to beat geology work, including grade control practices, mapping, and mineability and dilution services to the mine operations.

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!

  • ENG - Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering, preferred
  • SCI – Earth Environmental and Geological Sciences, preferred

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with others in a team environment
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work
  • Follow departmental safety program
  • Attend and participate in daily safety line up meetings, monthly safety meeting and required safety training
  • Core logging, sampling, QAQC
  • Core is to be logged at the Vale All Mines Core Logging Facility at Stobie Mine
  • Must be physically capable of handling 300’-500’ of diamond drill core per day.
  • Communicate changes in ore interpretation to diamond drill geologists.
  • Identify, analyze and recommend opportunities for safety, productivity and cost improvements
  • Occasional travel to mine sites and underground travel may be required.
  • Current schedule is 5 days per week Monday to Friday 6:30am-3:00pm (excluding recognized holidays).
  • Carry out specific accountabilities as assigned by the Chief Geologist – Mines Exploration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 products to include Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook. Basic to intermediate understanding of Datamine Studio 3 helpful. Basic to intermediate proficiency in Deswik or other mine planning software preferred.
  • Preference given to those that have worked in an underground mine environment although not strictly required and strong preference for those available for an 8 month term.

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • 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.
  • This position closes on November 27, 2020