Sr Maintenance Assistant, Local 2020-05

Ontario, Canada
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 13, 2020
Full Time
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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 Senior Maintenance Assistant, Local 2020-05 to join our All Mines Services department in the Sudbury 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!

  • Follow technical expertise in construction and commissioning of automated Diamond Drills and Raise Bores. Must remain current with changes in applicable technology. Assist in the development of communication and automation systems, safety and failsafe analysis,
  • Assist with the design, maintenance and programming of the Familiarity with electrical systems, ABB programmable controllers, ladder logic programs, hydraulic controls, wireless communications, broadband communication systems and fiber optics.
  • Safely install, test, debug and troubleshoot various pieces of equipment, preforming inspections as required.
  • Safely perform Preventative Maintenance work to meet production schedules.
  • Diagnose and repair instrumentation equipment problems and breakdowns to reduce impact on operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, electrical diagrams and OEM Manuals.
  • Respond to emergency situations and or call outs as required.
  • Report deviations to established procedures and provide required documentation of work performed.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work in an underground environment.


Education: Graduate technologist in electrical/electronic discipline (certification in electronics, communications, electrical, instrumentation and/or other relevant field is desirable).

Experience: More than three years of related underground experience in similar design and maintenance fields preferred. Previous experience in automation, communications (cable TV), military, network management, automotive, will be considered.

Analytical: Knowledge of modern analytical techniques and instrumentation is required. Applicant must be fully conversant with applicable codes and government regulations.

Processes: General knowledge of equipment & drilling practices and of Fiber System Design and Maintenance is required. Willingness to learn and adapt to new and changing technologies is an asset.

Computer: General knowledge with MS Office software including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.


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.

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.