Maintenance Supervisor (PS)

Ontario, Canada
Apr 06, 2021
May 06, 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) with core experience and knowledge as a millwright/welder in the Planner/Scheduler’s role to join our Ontario Operations Department in Port Colborne.

The job holder will continuously improve the work team (crew) performance through effective use of established processes and procedures at the Port Colborne operation. In this role, as a Supervisor, Maintenance (PS) you will be accountable for planning and scheduling primarily for millwright/welder plant maintenance work but not necessarily limited to that discipline.

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.
  • A valid Industrial trade certificate for millwright/welder in the province of Ontario is preferred.
  • Generic Supervisor Common Core (770141) is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience working within SAP and the Prometheus add-on.
  • The ideal candidate would have a minimum 3 years of experience with planning and scheduling and procurement.
  • The ideal candidate has demonstrated leadership qualities with a minimum 3 years of experience supervision of trades personnel.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the millwright/welder trades.
  • The ideal candidate will have some multi-discipline trades knowledge and experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office Products and Microsoft Project.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Required to work Monday to Friday, 8 hours day shift.
  • Required to work on location, at site, both office and field work.
  • Adhere to maintenance business processes 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, other planners/schedulers, superintendents, etc.
  • Execute “Planning and Scheduling Work” element of the process for all types of work orders - systematic and non-systematic maintenance. This includes shutdown (PMP) and ERM related work.
  • Coordinate and facilitate all planning/scheduling management routines.
  • Organize and manage regular routine maintenance planning scheduling and control, maintenance execution, operating, team meetings.
  • Manage the daily backlog.
  • Plan/Schedule work orders for execution prior to the Required End Date for the various disciplines including Maintenance, Operations and Contractor work centers.
  • Review the work order status (and any other work defined for their area) daily:
    • To plan/schedule newly approved, urgent or emergency work
    • To assist in setting an integrated plan and schedule
    • To track upcoming work
  • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful planning/scheduling of work orders for completion by their Required End Date.
  • Escalate to appropriate authority if the planning/scheduling tasks by the Required End Date results in a requirement for additional downtime and/or resources.
  • Escalate to the appropriate authority whether work on critical assets may not be completed by the Required End Date.
  • Work collaterally across departments and plants, to ensure the proper communication of timing and impact of planned/scheduled tasks.
  • Plan and Schedule tasks to minimize the impact on operating performance without exceeding the Required End Date for work completion.
  • Plan and Schedule tasks to minimize the demand for resources without exceeding the Required End Date for work completion.
  • Manage and adjust resource capacities within SAP to reflect actual resource availability.
  • Printing and making available all committed and scheduled work to the applicable parties.
  • Manage visual management work tools for maintenance planning and control, maintenance execution and operating work groups, via Floor Management Development System (FMDS).
  • Procurement of parts and equipment as required to satisfy planning/scheduling tasks required end dates.
  • Work to achieve maintenance planning and execution KPI targets.
  • Work to support local maintenance execution supervisor and provide back-up relief as required.

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: April 27, 2021