Supervisor, Services

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, Services to join our Coleman Mine in Sudbury.

The purpose of this role is to continuously improve the work team (crew) performance through effective use of established processes and procedures at various plants or mines within the Sudbury area. As a Supervisor, Services, you will be accountable to get a process under control and maintain the process within established limits.

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 College diploma.
  • Engineering degree in a related discipline would be an asset.
  • Government license from electrical trade.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in an Electrical maintenance or operations discipline, including some time leading a crew.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Manage systems within the area of accountability to achieve the following outputs;
  • Zero Harm to employees, the business, the environment and the community
  • Achieve/exceed production quality & quantity targets while maximizing economic resources and recovery,
  • Achieve total product and unit cost, and capital (as applicable) expenditure targets
  • Review & communicate Risk Management situations with crew members at line up and field discussions. Follow notification protocols for incidents and initiate on-shift investigations.
  • Leads and ensures Safe Production behaviors’ are exhibited by all crew members. Coach members on consistently achieving ALARA and take corrective action when necessary to address noncompliance.
  • Meet objectives and comply with; Monthly Safety plans, incident reporting process, Policy/Procedure reviews, MOC system, etc.
  • Perform injury management, working with employee and health care providers to successfully return the employee to work.
  • Identify and correct negative special cause circumstances that are within authority level and escalate those that are outside authority.
  • Continuously improve the performance of the production & maintenance frontline team through effective use of established processes and procedures. This includes ensuring the completion of assigned work with increasing consistency and accuracy by;
  • Assigning tasks, utilizing CPQQRT format, to team members so that work gets done in a safe and coordinated way.
  • Handle process and social problems as they occur.
  • Complete improvement projects, as assigned.
  • Consistently apply established policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Utilize the work practices under Work Management (Manitoba & Ontario Operations) to approve, plan, schedule and execute tasks within the area(s).
  • Assess assignments during shift to ensure that schedules are being attained, and/or take corrective actions as required. Complete all production and/or maintenance related reports and work orders, and communicates status to oncoming shift(s).
  • Control inventories of consumables and supplies, and order materials to achieve production and/or maintenance schedules.
  • Manage overtime to within targets, and distribute to crew members within the C.B.A. and provincial guidelines.
  • Ensure crew qualifications are kept current for required work assignments, and schedule training as required.
  • Coach & counsel employees on the standards of behaviour, and take corrective actions as required, including discipline and grievance management.
  • Enter and approve time for the team members within the area of responsibility
  • Provide performance feedback to team members and provide input into Succession Planning
  • Provide input and work collaboratively with peers and other departments to achieve capital (as applicable), production and/or maintenance projects/schedules.
  • Continually acquire knowledge and skills related to; Interaction with people, Technical capability, and Production processes.
  • Manage plant activities on the off shifts as required in the on-call scheduling.(Ontario & Manitoba)
  • Other duties, as required.

Shift Schedule:

Potential shift work.

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 June 5th, 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.