Process Superintendent

Manitoba, Canada
Nov 19, 2021
Dec 19, 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.

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 Manitoba Operations Team is part of the North Atlantic mining Team reporting through the corporate Base Metals organization. The team is key to safely delivering production targets in a challenging mining environment. Working collaboratively with multiple Operations, Maintenance and Support groups, the Process Superintendent II will provide leadership which will enable the mine to safely and efficiently produce mine product that will meet the business needs of the Thompson Mines.

The Opportunity

Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Implement Safety, Health and Environment Management Systems, and evaluate/control effectiveness through trend analysis.
  • Manage an area with operations, maintenance and technical services, develop and execute annual plans and mitigate impact of plant upsets.
  • Lead a unionized and non-unionized workforce, talent pool development and planning to meet area requirements over the long term, including personal development.
  • Meet the unit cost and capital expenditure budget. Lead the preparation of the annual budget and five year plan.
  • Business planning on a 1 to 3 year time horizon, current mineral resource stewardship, capital planning and maximize revenue of existing assets.
  • Provide effective care and utilization of assets while increasing reliability through Asset Management Framework.
  • Implement new management systems.
  • Ensure data collection systems are in place and effective, lead problem solving initiatives through adaptive thinking to reduce process variability.

About You
  • An undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering or other relevant field (minimum of Grade 12 with appropriate cognitive ability).
  • A minimum of 11 years of progressive experience in an underground mine environment.
  • Experience in leadership and supervision of unionized and non-unionized workforces.
  • Experience assisting in preparation of annual and 5 year budgets, capital and metallurgical plans.
  • Experience assisting in establishment of departmental policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of the Workplace Health & Safety Act and Safety, Health and Environment Management Systems.
  • Experience with MS Office, SAP.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Process Superintendent 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
  • On-Site Gym

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.