Process Superintendent II, Operations

Ontario, Canada
Dec 24, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Other Information

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:

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 a Superintendent II, Process – Operations to join our Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario, where you will oversee the day to day management of the muck circuit and underground mining activities. The position will work closely with other Process Superintendents and reports directly to the Mine Manager.

You will monitor, identify, and implement opportunities to reduce variation in control processes and systems (Technical, Social, and Commercial) within their area(s) of accountability. The role will identify common causes of variation to be corrected in collaboration with area Manager and Supervisors. Work collaboratively with other Process Superintendents, Managers and Supervisors within the functional and cross functional areas of the Operation. Ensure that direct reports and area of accountability meet all requirements with regards to legislated regulations, company policies and practices, and agreements.

Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Audit and analyze systems within the area(s) of accountability to achieve the following outputs:
    • Zero harm to employees, the business, the environment and the community,
    • Achieve/exceed production quality and quantity targets while maximizing economic resource recovery.
    • Achieve total product and unit cost, and capital expenditure targets.
  • Audit and analyze trends in safety (Against the HomeSafe model), environment, production, cost and quality, as well as the consumption of resources. Develop and implement actions to address common cause variances or to take advantage of opportunities as they arise (with a focus on continuous improvement), while balancing the allocation of resources, meeting quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external "Customers".
  • Leads and ensures HomeSafe behaviors are exhibited by team members. Coach members on consistently achieving Managing Risk to go HomeSafe and take corrective action when necessary to address noncompliance.
  • Work with the HSE Committee to develop actions to improve safety, health and environmental performance.
  • Develop weekly and monthly production plans and update forecasts as required. Escalate when plans and/or forecasts will not be achieved.
  • Monitor area production performance, and asset integrity, to confirm that processes are in place to maintain the plant and equipment, sustain/build capability, and to achieve the targets outlined in the Execution plan.
  • Expand the capability of the area(s) of accountability, to achieve continuous improvement, while balancing the allocation of resources, meeting quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external "Customers". Verifying compliance with established Service Level Agreements (SLA) and required standards.
  • Analyzes in-control processes and identifies common causes of variation and develops action plans to make the necessary changes to correct the common causes.
  • Provide performance feedback to team members and coach and counsel employees on the standards of behavior, and take corrective action as required.
  • Contributes to the Succession Planning processes. Advises the Manager on improving the capability of the L1 team to meet future needs through selection and development.
  • Contributes to the implementation of new systems/processes and provides guidance, auditing, mentoring and analysis support to the management team.
  • Manage plant activities on the off shifts as required in the on-call scheduling.

About You

  • Post-secondary education or a minimum of 8 years of equal experience in underground mining operations

  • Mining process and business knowledge is required
  • Must have strong organization and leadership skills
  • High initiative and can self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Completion of Underground Supervisor Common Core is required
  • Knowledge of the MS Office suite

How can Vale grow your career?

The Superintendent II, Process – Operations 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
  • Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion and career growth
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online training and career development 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.

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


Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 14 th 2022