Electrical Maintenance Planner

Manitoba, Canada
Nov 17, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Who We Are

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.

With over 60 years of experience as a top nickel producer in Manitoba, the Thompson Mine and Concentrator has a strong future in northern Manitoba. Located in the heart of the northern boreal region, the Thompson Nickel Belt is still considered one of the world’s most promising resources.

Our Team:

The IOS Team is integral to the success of the operations in becoming a safe, predictable and reliable producer. The team work across the mines to ensure success through enhanced planning and scheduling processes and provide our employees the ability to identify and resolve work conflicts before they occur.

The Opportunity

The Planner will provide timely and accurate electrical planning of requested work in concert with the requirements of both operating and maintenance functions. This full-time position is based in Thompson Manitoba, and the main responsibilities are filling in for existing electrical planners.

Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Assemble ready to execute job packages.
  • Review the status of work orders to prioritize planning activities for approved work orders within area of responsibility on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the identification of resource requirements and readiness for execution prior to the date required for the work to be completed.
  • Encourage contribution of planning details from those expected to complete work.
  • Incorporate crew input into planning packages for work execution.
  • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful planning of work orders to meet completion deadlines.
  • Improve the efficiency of the planning process by developing and using standard jobs as templates.
  • Ensure that all work packages comply with applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures.

About You
  • A Journeyperson Electrician Class H Qualification, and/or Journeyperson Electrician Red Seal with 3 years field experience.
  • Applicant should have 3 years work experience in Maintenance Supervision, Maintenance Planning or a closely related discipline in a heavy industrial or mining environment.
  • Understands computerized work management systems.
  • Understands Asset Management concepts and systems.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to schedule, prioritize and manage tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of codes, ability to read prints and schematics.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Engineer, Mining, is a management position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations as well as a team of direct reports. 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.


Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer,

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.