Sr. Process Engineer, Metallurgy

Ontario, Canada
Nov 20, 2020
Dec 20, 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 Sr. Process Engineer, Metallurgy to join our Copper Cliff Pyrometallurgical Operations in Sudbury.

The Sr. Engineer, Metallurgy provides support to the Operating and Maintenance departments in the areas of safety, process troubleshooting and process optimization. This role adds value by providing technical support to the Smelter or Matte Processing Section Leaders and Operating Superintendents through project work laid out in the yearly project plan. The incumbent recommends corrective actions based on available data, analysis and industrial experience. The incumbent assists in the development of work plans, schedules, prioritization and execution of continuous improvement and major process improvement projects. The role requires the ability to work with peers from all other departments within a dynamic industrial environment.

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!

  • A degree in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering.
  • P.Eng. designation preferred.

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Position level (Engineer/Senior Engineer) contingent upon experience.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Theoretical and industrial exposure to metals processing, with an emphasis on nonferrous pyrometallurgy and/or mineral separation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Proven ability to perform complex technical work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as statistical and thermodynamic software packages an asset.
  • Safety. Contributes to H&S of all employees in their area through participation in safety plans, process monitoring, MOC's, process hazard analysis, etc.
  • Planning. Contributes to R&D plans, capital planning, business plans, implementation plans, etc.
  • Operations. Supports Operations in all aspects required to meet budgets, plans, safety commitments, etc.
  • Costs & Revenue Generation. Supports Operations and Others as required to maximize ability to achieve business goals.
  • People. Achieve results by working within cross-functional team environment. Coach, mentor, supervise and lead indirect reports. Identify and help develop potential of junior team members and co-workers.

About Applying:
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  • 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.