Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Ontario, Canada
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 19, 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. Female and female-identifying applicants are encouraged to apply.

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?

Are you willing to work shift work and to work in an underground environment?

We are currently seeking Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians to join our Maintenance Department in Sudbury.

If you are interested in working at our underground mines in the Greater Sudbury area, read on!

Education & Experience:

Fully Licensed Tradesperson
  • Trade Certification: An inter-Provincial Red Seal (Certificate of Qualification) as a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician. Candidates who have an inter-Provincial Red Seal (Certificate of Qualification) as a Truck and Coach or Automotive Technician may also be considered.
  • Experience: 4 or more years of industrial experience is preferred. This includes experience with:
    • 24 VDC wiring/control systems
    • Air and liquid cooled, DPU controlled diesel engines
    • Differentials and torque converters
    • Complex electrical and radio remote control systems
    • Maintenance of hydraulic systems on mobile equipment
    • Braking systems on large mobile equipment
    • Maintenance and power transmission systems on large diesel equipment

  • Education: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician college diploma is preferred. Candidates with a Truck and Coach or Automotive Technician college diploma may also be considered.
  • Experience: 6 months or more of industrial experience is preferred.

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.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • The role may require shift work (rotating days and nights)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with others in a team environment
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting valejobs.ca or by clicking Apply below.
  • Please attach a copy of your trade certificate (if applicable).
  • 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.


*Vale Canada Limited has established a Special Program to promote substantive equality. The Special Program supports women trying to achieve equal opportunity in pursuing work in the mining industry and helps to eliminate discrimination. Candidates are welcome to volunteer to disclose their gender identity in their application. This information will support Vale’s efforts under its Special Program. Any data regarding this Special Program which is shared beyond the groups within Vale who have responsibilities under the Special Program or which is otherwise made public will be presented in an anonymized, aggregate format, without names or other identifying information of the candidates or employees, except with the express permission of the individual(s). All data collection, use, disclosure and retention will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws.