Sr Maintenance Assistant, Local 2020-05

Ontario, Canada
Jan 07, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
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 at Coleman Mine in our 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!

  • Assist with the design, maintenance and programming of the following systems: Broadband and Leaky Feed Communications, RF Communications, Fiber Optic, Video Lans, Wi Fi, Modbus, Modbus Plus, NXT Programs, Ethernet Communications, HART protocol, ABB Universal Motor Controller and Profibus Network, HMI/SCADA Software, Video System (IndigoVision), AeroScout Tracking System and Tag Manager, and SimSmart Ventilation on Demand.
  • Assist with maintenance and design of Instrumentation, Electrical and Hydraulic Control Systems
  • Proven ability to analyze problems and propose and implement solutions.
  • Assist in the development of communication and automation systems, safety and fail-safe analysis, critical spare parts lists, etc.
  • The incumbent will be required to document data and procedures, and complete formal written reports.
  • Maintain and update electrical and instrumentation prints using approved software.
  • Must be able to mentor, coach and train junior colleagues and possess strong communication skills.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work in an underground environment.

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to tailor their application for this opportunity by ensuring that the qualifications and specific skills listed below are clearly indicated on their application.

Education: Graduate technologist in electrical/electronic discipline (certification in electronics, communications, electrical, instrumentation and/or 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 Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and 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.