Maintenance Supervisor (Utilities)

VNL, Canada
Nov 13, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
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 open-pit mine and concentrator in Voisey’s Bay - Vale’s only fly-in/fly-out operation in Canada - produces nickel-cobalt-copper concentrate and copper concentrate. An underground expansion will see a transition to a leading edge underground mine by the end of 2020 extending the life of the mine until 2034. Our state-of the-art facility in Long Harbour is the first nickel processing plant in the world to use hydrometallurgy technology to produce Plating RoundsTM from hard rock (sulphide) concentrate, with low carbon footprint compared to traditional smelter technology. Our offices in St. John’s and Goose Bay provide support to the Newfoundland and Labrador Operations.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor to join our Utilities Maintenance Department in Voisey’s Bay, NL. This is a permanent position.

This position is based at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a two week on, two week off rotation.

The Maintenance Supervisor is a front-line supervisor who directs the day-to-day safe work of maintenance personnel. They are the conduit between operations, planning and work execution who will create a work environment that motivates tradesmen to achieve world class performance.

In this position, you will:
  • Ensure planned work is safely and effectively executed within the schedule;
  • Work closely with Operations personnel to execute the right work at the right time;
  • Execute work in support of the Safety Health Environment Management System;
  • Ensure compliance with all legislated standards, company policies and practices;
  • Foster a climate of safe production, mutual trust, and respect among all members of his/her team;
  • Control the consumptions of materials and supplies for the crew; including temporary employees and contractors;
  • Work within budget, guidelines and standards in place as well as participate in refresh of these standards;
  • Manage area zone maintenance in conjunction with operations to establish priorities and timelines;
  • Hold team members respectfully accountable for their performance regarding safety, housekeeping, work standards and professionalism;
  • Focus on achieving the daily and weekly work plan and contribute to the development of monthly and quarterly plans;
  • Identify and manage an occupational training plan to meet the needs of the area;
  • Provide effective care, maintenance and utilization of assets;
  • Supervise, plan and coordinate the maintenance work components;
  • Ensure all work orders are closed with completion codes and comments for future analysis;
  • Work collaterally and cross functionally, with colleagues, engineering, production, and services to achieve work objectives.

About You
  • Red Seal Certification in an applicable mechanical trade.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Maintenance Supervision, Maintenance Planning or a closely related discipline in a heavy industrial or mining environment.
  • Knowledge of Diesel Power Generation would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with large bore diesel engines preferably Caterpillar and/or MAK generation packages would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of cost and budget processes.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an asset.
  • Knowledgeable of a progressive discipline or related process and people issues.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to motivate and lead crew.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, prioritize and manage tasks with minimal supervision.

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 an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.


Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at or by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Deadline to Apply

Thursday, November 25 th , 2021.