Maintenance Supervisor (PS)

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 a Supervisor, Maintenance (PS) in a Mechanical Planner’s role to join our Ontario Operations Department in Sudbury.

The job holder will continuously improve the work team (crew) performance through effective use of established processes and procedures at various plants or mines within the Sudbury area. In this role, as a Supervisor, Maintenance (PS) you will be accountable for mechanical maintenance planning as well as relief supervising as required.

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 or university degree in a related industrial field or a university degree in a related engineering discipline is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have valid industrial trade certificate for the province of Ontario is preferred
  • Generic Supervisor Common Core (770141) is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working within SAP.
  • The ideal candidate will have ASME B31.1, B31.3 knowledge and familiar with high pressure piping systems.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading crews.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Required to work Monday to Friday, 8 hours day shift
  • Adhere to maintenance business processes as outlined in Maintenance Planning and Control (MPC) by using approved systems (SAP, Prometheus, etc.), tools and standards.
  • Establish and maintain work relationships with the various key plant stakeholders including supervisors, schedulers, superintendents, crew members, etc.
  • Execute the “Planning and Provisioning” element of the process for all types of work orders - systematic and non-systematic maintenance. This includes shutdown planning.
  • Ensure WO user statuses are properly maintained throughout he lifecycle of the work order.
  • Review and promote/reject all new notifications into your work center through the group approval process.
  • Ensure work orders are planned and ready to be executed prior to the required end date as determined through the notification.
  • Work within assigned budgets and escalate to management should a budget be exceeded.
  • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful execution of work orders for completion by their Required End Date.
  • Manage backlog to ensure work orders are planned based off priority and required end date.
  • Communicate and coordinate with procurement partners to ensure requisitioned items arrive as scheduled.
  • Create and update tasklists to capture routine work and efficiencies.
  • Monitor KPIs and actively strive towards plant targets.
  • Relief supervise as necessary which requires:
    • Holding the crew accountable for safe behavior, housekeeping, teamwork and professionalism.
    • Ensure planned work orders are closed with proper time confirmations completed.
    • Work within budget, guidelines and standards.
    • Work with crew to develop an interactive workplace environment.

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • 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.
  • Closing Date: May 21, 2021