Mill Operator 4

VNL, Canada
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 07, 2021
Full Time
Who We Are

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking two (2) MILL OPERATORS to join our Mine Operations team in Voisey’s Bay.

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 MILL OPERATOR 4 is to operate one of the five areas of the milling process (i.e. crushing, grinding, flotation, dewatering and reagents).

In this position, you will:
  • Perform pre-operational checks, and operate equipment according to standard operating procedures;
  • Monitor equipment and processes, and conduct troubleshooting activities when problems arise, interacting with the Control Room Operator and the Supervisor as required to correct;
  • Perform plant housekeeping activities;
  • Complete operator reports, and ensure that equipment deficiencies and operational issues are communicated to the supervisor;
  • Use overhead cranes and lifts to move operational supplies around the plant;
  • Participate in crew safety meetings;
  • Perform minor equipment repairs, and support maintenance activities as required;

  • Completed a minimum grade 10 or equivalent;

Experience & Skills
  • 6+ months of operating experience in a mineral processing plant;
  • Previous experience at Voisey’s Bay would be considered an asset;
  • Basic understanding of mineral processing theory and practice;
  • Familiar with the process flow-sheet and with the equipment and its function;
  • Familiar with the safe work practices and standard operating procedures of the concentrator;
  • Detailed knowledge of one area of the concentrator and can operate the equipment autonomously at the completion of the training period;
  • Able to recognize hazards in an industrial workplace and understands his or her role in assessing and managing risk;
  • Able to apply logical thinking to solve problems and “trouble-shoot” abnormal situations to correct mechanical or process problems;
  • Has mechanical aptitude and is able, with appropriate instruction, to perform basic equipment repairs;
  • Able to communicate effectively with operations and maintenance personnel while carrying out his/her duties;
  • Familiar with operating a computer and running Windows-driven applications.

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 or by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, January 24 th , 2021