Sr Engineer, Reliability

Ontario, Canada
Nov 12, 2020
Nov 23, 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 Sr. Engineer, Reliability to join our Integrated Asset Management Department in Sudbury.

The purpose of the Reliability Engineer role is to provide Reliability and Maintenance engineering services required to deliver business plans and assure asset reliability. The Reliability Engineer will amongst other tasks Lead equipment Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEAs), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCA), Equipment Prioritization Analysis/Assessment (EPA), Develop Maintenance and Service strategies (short and long term),continuous improvement of maintenance processes and systems.

Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting (Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and other Processing assets) is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!

  • The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering. Technical or trades discipline is required. Professional Engineering designation is preferred.

  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience is required. Experience with:
  • Preferred knowledge and understanding of Maintenance Engineering, Project Management, VPS Technical (Maintenance and Operational Excellence) and SAP.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Must be skilled in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Must have strong organization and time management skills.
  • Have the ability to influence without authority.
  • Takes initiative and is able to self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Conduct and/or coordinate assessments on equipment and infrastructure to develop risk profiles and mitigation strategies for Safety, Health, Environmental and Operational threats to the business (Prescribe)
  • Facilitate meetings with management teams to discuss potential risks and recommend control actions (Coordinate)
  • Support management to develop PMP, 5-Year Operating Master Schedule and Life-of-Plant maintenance plans by projecting required maintenance work (Coordinate)
  • Develop and maintain Asset Integrity Program for site (Coordinate)
  • Set, establish and optimize service strategy for assets (Prescribe)
  • Lead and/or support equipment failure investigations using FMEA and RCFA tools (Coordinate)
  • Support business case development (Capital and Operating) (Service Giving)
  • Analyze data to identify chronic and costly equipment problems, eliminating repetitive failures, reducing maintenance cost and improving reliability (Coordinate)
  • Initiate and lead improvement initiatives (CI Projects) and special projects as required (Service Giving)
  • Coordinate Energy Planning for plant (5CP plus other energy initiatives) (Coordinate)
  • Review designs and proposals to ensure compliance with plant requirements (Service Giving)
  • Provide technical field support to the Maintenance and Operating Departments as required (Service Giving)
  • Support the maintenance business processes (VPS Technical) and tools (i.e. SAP) (Service Giving)
  • Ensure all work follows applicable Engineering practice, Central Engineering standards and Central Maintenance standards.

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.