Supervisor, Production (Underground)

Ontario, Canada
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
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 Supervisor, Production (Underground) to join our Totten Mine in Sudbury.

The purpose of this role is to continuously improve the work team performance through effective use of established processes and procedures in achieving assigned objectives. Improve the effectiveness of the front-line team while meeting the business objectives. This includes ensuring the completion of assigned work with consistency and accuracy. This position is located at Totten Mine.

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!

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum Grade 12 Diploma.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Hold team accountable for safety, behavior, housekeeping, teamwork, and professionalism
  • Supervise the “production work” components of the Front-Line Planning & Scheduling business process
  • Carryout tasks as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designate to achieve the desired results within an agreed upon timeline and end state
  • Work within budget, guidelines and standards to execute Safety and Production Plans as established by the Superintendent or his/her designate
  • Foster a climate of safety, mutual trust, and respect among all members of his/her team
  • Work collectively with peers and cross functionally with colleagues in engineering, geology, maintenance, and services to achieve the objectives of the mine
  • Focus on results

Knowledge and Skills
  • Proof of accreditation on a MTCU transcript in either of the two supervisor modular programs 770121 First Line Underground Mine Supervisor Common Core or 770120 Common Core for First line Production Supervisor Underground Hard Rock Mining and 770010 Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core
  • Ability to decipher and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Hold people accountable for working within boundaries of HomeSafe
  • Verbal and written communication, the candidate must be able to accurately inform, capture interest and gain support in a clear and concise manner.
  • Health safety and environment, the Candidate must be able to recognize, prioritize, and understand the controls required to mitigate risks in the workplace.
  • Judgment, the candidate must be able to consider the situation, the issues and the people involved. This involves identifying, defining and analyzing problems or situations. It also involves the use of reason and the formulation of viable solutions and potential improvements.
  • Courage - must be able to demonstrate a reasonable trust in personal abilities
  • Business sense - must be able to use the formal and informal technical and human resources systems and contacts, including supervisors, managers, departments, etc., to achieve needed results

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • If you have completed government training modules, please attach a copy of your official Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) transcript, when you apply.
  • Please note that this posting closes July 20 th 2021.
  • 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.