Superintendent, Safety & Health

Manitoba, Canada
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
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Job Title: Superintendent, Safety and Health

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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 Team:

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.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Superintendent, Safety and Health - Capital Projects to join our North Atlantic Project Group team in Thompson. This is a permanent position.

The primary role of the incumbent will be to provide leadership and guidance to the field and systems safety advisors regarding technical support, training staff, coordination, development and implementation of the Project's Health, Safety, Environment and Risk Management System and to provide advice and assistance to enable the Integrated Owner's team to achieve zero harm. The incumbent will be responsible to development and implement a number of programs and plans prior to construction and commissioning. They will work closely with various functional areas to ensure they understand and follow the applicable legislative requirements, as well as Vale Programs and Rules. They will also monitor that contracted integrated team members are complying to the HSER requirements of the project, by auditing performance vs the HSER Plan for compliance, effectiveness of safety programs, policies and procedures in the field.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the project team and other stakeholders with interpretation of Vale Systems and rules, assist in communication with Plant HSER resources.
  • Field visits to site to ensure compliance to Regulations, Vale standards, and the Project HSER program.
  • Ensure coordination, field implementation and management of the specific NAPG Project(s) HSER Execution Plan for Construction and Commissioning, including related project commitments.
  • Monitor the field assurance audits for key risk controls to assess effectiveness.
  • Monitor audits of the safety activities of the contractor’s vs the safety details in the HSER program
  • Ensure proper tracking of responses, and flagging/challenging where responses are backlogged, or inappropriate
  • Coaching of individuals in the project within the principles and values behind the HomeSafe philosophy and project values.
  • Regular interaction and advice to project personnel and workplace sites
  • Assign resources for participation and/or review of investigations, for appropriate and timely response.
  • Participation in review of accuracy of project KPIs for HSER
  • Monitor the Projects MLTSD Correspondence and track project responses. Flag concerns with content or timeliness to PM owners’ team.
  • Review Health programs of the project team vs legislation for compliance, as well as follow-up to workplace concerns / exceedances
  • Ensure updating and modification of safety related documents and tools for stakeholders as required
  • Audit project compliance and readiness on emergency preparedness (training, knowledge and drills).
  • In conjunction with project management and/or project contractors, coordinate thorough investigation of all incidents and actively participate in higher risk safety incidents and coordinate audits to eliminate conditions that have potential negative environmental impacts to the project.
  • Conduct unscheduled and scheduled inspections of work areas in conjunction with project management, contractors, and employees as appropriate.

About You
  • Relevant 2–3-year College Diploma
  • CRSP or Equivalent certification is mandatory
  • 7-10 years of experience in a similar subject area
  • Construction and Project experience or Mining experience is considered an asset

How can Vale grow your career?
  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in our Family Assistance Program
  • Online leadership training opportunities

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.

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Closing Statement

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Vale provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities in respect to its hiring process.