Mine Operator 4

VNL, Canada
Nov 16, 2020
Dec 16, 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.

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.

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.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a MINE OPERATOR 4 to join our Mine Operations team in Voisey’s Bay. This is a permanent position.

This permanent position is based at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is shift work, days/nights, on a 2 week in/2 week out rotation.

The primary role of the Mine Operator 4 is to operate mine heavy equipment and/or participate in drilling and blasting activities within the open pit mine.

In this position, you will:
  • Operate Haul Truck safely via hand signals, radio communication and using occupant safety devices;
  • Assist in maintenance activities around the pit including moving and installing dewatering pumps, installing and moving pipelines and road signage;
  • Inspect equipment and loads;
  • Ensure safety and road worthiness.

    About You
  • Completed a minimum grade 10 or equivalent;
  • 1000+ hours operating a CAT 777 Haul Truck or Completed academic requirements to achieve certification as a Level I Blaster under the NL Department of Education;
  • Minimum of 6 months of operating experience in an industrial mine setting;
  • Hold or be able to obtain a valid site driver’s license;
  • Preference may be given to candidates who are Heavy Equipment certified with 1000 operating hours;
  • Demonstrate concern for Safety, Health and Environment;
  • Strong ability to work cooperatively within a team environment;
  • Demonstrate initiative and follow instructions.

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: Monday November 30, 2020