Sr Geologist, Project

Ontario, Canada
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
Full Time
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Job Title: Sr Geologist-Project

Want to help Canada develop a sustainable future?

Who We Are:

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team:

Our Sudbury Operations have been in existence for more than 100 years. With five mines, a mill, a smelter, a refinery and nearly 4,000 employees it is also one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world. Sudbury is also home to several administrative sites serving both the Ontario Operations as well as all our North Atlantic Operations.

Port Colborne is home to our Nickel Refinery where raw materials from our Sudbury operations are processed into electrocobalt and precious metals and serves as a distribution centre for finished nickel products.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Sr Geologist – Projects to join our Exploration (DIPM) team in Sudbury. This is a 12 – months fixed term position.
  • Ensures effective exploration by applying technically and financially suitable methods in office and field studies which may represent a range of standard procedures or minor modifications thereof. Technical staff and junior professionals are supervised, logistics of field projects are co-coordinated and standard company (operating) procedures are fully known and adhered to.
  • Carries out responsible and varied exploration assignments requiring full knowledge of one field of geoscience and reasonable knowledge of the interaction with others. Participates in project planning and budget preparation and may propose new projects. Adheres to restrictions of budget and project plans.
  • Work is normally assigned in terms of general objectives and activities. Receives specific guidance; mentorship.  

About You
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in a similar subject area
  • Undergraduate degree is required
  • P. Geo., or P. Eng. is mandatory
    • Project Geology- Coordinate, plan and implement exploration programs including, significant exploration programs including multiple projects and target areas for all aspects of Exploration- including area selection, prospecting, mapping, surveying, drilling, logging, sampling, interpretation, evaluation and reporting.
    • Techniques for geological mapping: survey and mapping of geology, photo interpretation, integration of satellite images, structural analysis, etc.;
    • Sampling techniques and sample preparation, methods of collection of rock samples, soil, stream sediment in various types of environment / climate and methods of preparation for chemical analysis / petrography;
    • Geophysics: capable of interpreting maps and sections obtained through various geophysical methods (i.e. magnetics, IP, gravity, EM etc.);
    • Interpretation of aerial photos and satellite images: interpretation of images to differentiate topographic features and structures and integrate them with field data;
    • Understanding of database structure: organizing and maintaining a database according to company standards;
    • Drilling: supervision, core logging, understanding of process, recovery, etc.;
    • Preparation of technical reports;
    • Familiarity with and an understanding of environmental laws;
    • Analytical methods: understanding of different analytical methods (i.e. ICP, atomic absorption, etc.);
    • Fundamental comprehension of the main mineralizing processes related to the formation of base metal mineral deposits;
    • Have a basic understanding of the important economic parameters used in the evaluation of a mineral exploration project;
      • Have the ability and agility to perform all field activities related to mineral exploration.
      • Identify targets, analyze results and advise on course of action as exploration progresses
      • Provide sound recommendations to Management concerning the initiation, continuation or abandonment of exploration projects
      • To generate new targets within projects and identify new areas with exploration potential
      • Ensuring technical and QAQC standards are being adhered to.
  • Assist in consolidating monthly expenditures/physical and forecasts budgets for assigned projects.
  • To ensure work is planned and implemented in accordance to Vale's health, safety, environmental and community normative documents and policies in compliance with local laws.
  • To prepare summary presentations for general evaluation of existing projects.

Other knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviours needed to perform this position:
  • Knowledge of Exploration methods, strategy, technology and methodology.
  • Knowledge of Ore Deposits, Magmatic and hydrothermal systems, Magmatic Sulfide deposits and deposit geology specifically Sudbury Basin geology, Voisey’s Bay Geology, Thompson Geology.
  • Ability to effectively interact with DIPM and Base Metals peers.
  • Strong technical knowledge including practical aspects of exploration, drilling, geophysics, hole orientation, hole planning and steering, hole surveying and geotechnical technics.

How can Vale grow your career?
  • Competitive salary
  • Online leadership training opportunities
  • Opportunities to advise and coordinate the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions

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 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.

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