Industrial Mechanics Supervisor

Ontario, Canada
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 24, 2021
Full Time
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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 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:

Creighton Mine in as underground Nickel, Copper and PGE mine located in Lively, Ontario and is home to over 400 full time employees, as well as the world class science facility SNOLAB. Producing at depths of over 8400 feet, we are one of the deepest nickel mines in the world.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Industrial Mechanics Supervisor to join our Creighton Mine department in Sudbury, Ontario. These are permanent positions.

As an Industrial Mechanics Supervisor you will be accountable for managing the social, commercial, and technical processes of a front-line team within established limits, to meet the maintenance and/or production goals and objectives of the work area in safety, reliability, efficiency, and quality. You will be also accountable to get a process under control and maintain the process within established limits as well as identifying special cause variances and taking actions to address issues or take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Rotating shifts, Days
  • Ensure that direct reports and area of accountability meet all requirements with regards to legislated regulations, company policies and practices, and collective agreements.
  • Manage systems within the area of accountability to achieve:
  • Zero Harm to employees, the business, the environment and the community, production quality & quantity targets while maximizing economic resources and recovery.
  • Achieve/exceed production quality & quantity targets while maximizing economic resources and recovery.
  • Achieve total product and unit cost, and capital (as applicable) expenditure targets
  • Review & communicate Risk Management situations with crew members at line up and field discussions. Follow notification protocols for incidents and initiate on-shift investigations.
  • Meet objectives and comply with; Monthly Safety plans, incident reporting process, Policy/Procedure reviews, MOC system, etc.
  • Perform injury management, working with employee and health care providers to successfully return the employee to work.
  • Identify and correct negative special cause circumstances that are within authority level and escalate those that are outside authority.
  • Continuously improve the performance of the production & maintenance frontline team through effective use of established processes and procedures. This includes ensuring the completion of assigned work with increasing consistency and accuracy by:
  • Assigning tasks, utilizing CPQQRT format, to team members so that work gets done in a safe and coordinated way.
  • Handle process and social problems as they occur.
  • Complete improvement projects, as assigned.
  • Consistently apply established policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Utilize the work practices under Work Management (Manitoba & Ontario Operations) to approve, plan, schedule and execute tasks within the area(s).
  • Assess assignments during shift to ensure that schedules are being attained, and/or take corrective actions as required. Complete all production and/or maintenance related reports and work orders and communicates status to oncoming shift(s).
  • Control inventories of consumables and supplies, and order materials to achieve production and/or maintenance schedules.
  • Manage overtime to within targets and distribute to crew members within the C.B.A. and provincial guidelines.
  • Ensure crew qualifications are kept current for required work assignments, and schedule training as required.
  • Coach & counsel employees on the standards of behavior, and take corrective actions as required, including discipline and grievance management.
  • Enter and approve time for the team members within the area of responsibility
  • Provide performance feedback to team members and provide input into Succession Planning
  • Provide input and work collaboratively with peers and other departments to achieve capital (as applicable), production and/or maintenance projects/schedules.
  • Continually acquire knowledge and skills related to, Interaction with people, technical capability, and Production processes.
  • Manage plant activities on the off shifts as required in the on-call scheduling. (Ontario & Manitoba)
  • Other duties, as required.

About You

  • The ideal candidate will have a college diploma or university degree in a related industrial field or a university degree in a related engineering discipline is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have valid industrial trade certificate for the province of Ontario is preferred
  • Generic Supervisor Common Core (770141) is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working within SAP and the Prometheus add-on.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading crews.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the Industrial Mechanics trade.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office Products, etc.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Industrial Mechanics Supervisor 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 its operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.


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Deadline to Apply: Thursday, December 9 th , 2021