Divisional Supervisor

Ontario, Canada
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
Full Time
Who We Are

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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 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.

Our Team:

The Mines Technical Services Team is integral for employee safety and Vale’s long-term operating strategy. Members of this team work across different locations to ensure all mines technical services requirements are safely and efficiently met. Team members located throughout the North Atlantic Operations perform tasks ranging from day to day engineering support to 24 month mine planning.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Divisional Supervisor, to join our Copper Cliff Mine Technical Services team in Sudbury, Ontario. This is a permanent position.

As a Divisional Supervisor, you will be accountable for supervising a group of technical staff responsible for providing all technical services execution work at their respective mine, including beat geology, mine ability and dilution reporting, production layouts, survey, ventilation survey, ground control QA/QC, and seismic technology. Following the 3 month plan provided by the Mine Planning team, along with guidance and instruction from MTS functional groups such as Geology, Ventilation, Ground Control and Standards, the Divisional Supervisor, will oversee the execution of all mines technical services execution work. Additionally, in this position you will be:
  • Responsible to ensure the work performed by MTS execution staff is done safely, following Vale standards and government regulations, through regular job observations and audits.
  • Accountable for executing all required mines technical services work required by the monthly 3 month plan, including, but not limited to, beat geology, mineability and dilution reporting, production drill and blast layouts, production development layouts, survey, ventilation survey, ground control QA/QC and seismic technology.
  • Responsible for participating in daily schedule review meetings, weekly 7-21 meetings and monthly planning meetings.
  • Accountable for reporting on monthly KPI actuals, including all required budget driver actuals data, incentive calculation requirements.
  • Accountable for the daily reporting of all required metrics, including but not limited to daily tons hoisted, trucked, mucked; feet developed; feet drilled; sandfill poured, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure the capability of all direct report engineering and technical staff, meeting the expected performance level. Coach, mentor, develop direct reports.
  • Responsible for understanding the EIT Program Progression and non-Engineering technical staff career progression program.
  • Accountable for the care and calibration of all technical instruments and software used by the MTS execution team.

About You

You posses or offer the following:
  • Education:
    • Must have at a minimum, a College Diploma in Mines Engineering Technology or University Degree in Mines Engineering
    • CET or P.ENG Designation is preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Must have a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a Mines Engineering or Technical role, ideally in a senior capacity with project or team leadership exposure. Experience with:
  • Problem Solving and Analysis - Ability to decipher and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Verbal and Written Communication- The candidate must be able to accurately inform, capture interest and gain support in a clear and concise manner
  • Health safety and environment -The Candidate must be able to recognize, prioritize, and understand the controls required to mitigate risks in the workplace
  • Decision Making - The candidate must be able to consider the situation, the issues and the people involved. This involves identifying, defining and analyzing problems or situations. It also involves the use of reason and the formulation of viable solutions and potential improvements.
  • Courage- Must be able to demonstrate a reasonable trust in personal abilities
  • Drive for Sustainable Results - Must be able to use the formal and informal technical and human resources systems and contacts, including supervisors, managers, departments, etc., to achieve needed results.
  • Hold people accountable for working within boundaries of Home Safe principles.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Divisional Supervisor, will allow the right candidate to be accountable for supervising a group of technical staff responsible for providing all technical services execution work at their respective mine. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online leadership training opportunities
  • Opportunities to advise and oversee 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.


Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2021