Sr. Engineer, Mining

Ontario, Canada
Nov 19, 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.

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 Mine Technical Services team at Vale’s Creighton Mine are integral to employee safety and the creation and execution of sound mining plans. Members of this team work across a variety of engineering functions including: planning, ground control, surveying, ventilation, scheduling, infrastructure and capital coordination.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Sr. Engineer, Mining to join our Creighton in Sudbury. Reporting to the Chief Mine Engineer, this role will work with mine operations and technical disciplines to make sure mining operations are planned, developed and operated in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Provide mining engineering support to an existing team of geologists, mining engineers, and geotechnical engineers.
  • Participates in the design, evaluation and support of underground mining operations.
  • Design stoping boundaries for long-term evaluations based upon guidance from the geotechnical department to maximize recovery of ore.
  • Mentor others in the Mines Technical Services team
  • Review work and provide feedback to others in the Mines Technical Services team
  • Work with operations to ensure plans are safe, efficient and realistic
  • Create schedules for development and production by sequencing stopes and development headings with guidance and approval from all parties involved.
  • Maintain a focus on safety for the work being implemented in conjunction with MTS Safety Plan.
  • Identify, analyze, recommend, and bring into action opportunities for safety, productivity, and cost improvements.

About You
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mining Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years mine engineering experience is required.
  • Require an active P.Eng license or ability to apply for one
  • Underground mine design, mining engineering, scheduling, and high level of understanding of underground mining activities.
  • Knowledge of engineering planning software (Deswik) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of cash flow modeling techniques and mineral economics is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with spreadsheet manipulation in Excel.
  • Be creative, not only use past practices but promote new ways of doing things in order to maximize the value of our mineral resources.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Sr. Engineer, Mining, is a technical leadership position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations and mentor the next generation of technical talent at the mine site. 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: