Transportation Operator

Ontario, Canada
Nov 17, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
The Opportunity

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 Transportation Operator to join our Ontario Operations Department in Sudbury.

The successful candidate will be part of the Transportation group in Sudbury. The work includes the operation of rail, track and heavy equipment, and requires 24/7 coverage, including in adverse weather conditions.

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!

Education & Experience:
  • The ideal candidate will possess a Grade 12 level education or GED equivalency
  • A valid driver’s (G) license is required; a D license with a Z endorsement is an asset
  • 1 to 5 years’ industrial work experience with a demonstrated safe work record
  • Previous railway (train and/or track) experience an asset
  • Heavy equipment (loaders, excavator, rock truck) operating experience an asset

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Operate or direct movement of diesel locomotive, rolling stock, ballast regulator and other hi-rail vehicles on standard gauge track, includes pre-use checks, brake tests, minor repairs such as replacing hose bags and gaskets, tightening airlines and fittings, maintaining sand and fuel supply
  • Line manual switches, observe switch settings and points.Couple and uncouple cars, locomotives and hose bags
  • Maintain and repair track and switches, including cleaning, replacement, snow removal
  • Operate mobile equipment to load, unload, transport and position heavy equipment, materials, supplies and personnel around and between plant properties, to and from trucks, railroad cars, warehouses, stockpiles and other work areas
  • Operate front end loader to distribute, blend and load material into railway cars and trucks.
  • Complete written pre-operation checks on all equipment, provide an end of shift report of work completed
  • Perform work in accordance with Transportation Department handbook of rules and special instructions
  • Must be able to pass the required examinations, read and understand safety instructions, books of rules, instructions and regulations, timetables, bulletins, waybills, placards, and other written or printed material
  • Must be prepared to work weekends and shifts up to 12 hours including holidays, weekends, days and nights.
  • Must be prepared to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

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.