Boom Truck Operator

Manitoba, Canada
Dec 24, 2021
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Who We Are

Why Vale?

Be a part of the largest mining company in the Americas and one of the largest in the world with operations in more than 30 countries. At Vale, we strive to be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet.

Our Manitoba Operations, with two operating mines, is located in the awe-inspiring heart of the northern boreal region. It has a strong future in mining and milling, with an ongoing mission to grow as a safe, prosperous and sustainable nickel producer. Manitoba Operations has a strong commitment to zero harm to its employees, the community and the environment, with their mines being awarded the regional and national John T. Ryan award several times in recent years for operating as some of the safest mines in Canada.

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 Vale 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 seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

The Opportunity

Do you value safety and risk management and make it a priority just as we do? Are you motivated to work collaboratively in a team environment?

We are currently seeking Transportation Equipment Operator to join our Transportation Team in Thompson, Manitoba

Reporting to the Supervisor of Transportation, the transportation equipment operator will operate mobile service equipment to transport materials and supplies and maintain roadways and lots. The Equipment Operator will also be required to operate the boom truck.

Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!

Education & Experience:
  • Education: Certified Boom Truck Hoist Operator from an accredited program
  • Education: Class 3 Drivers License with air brakes
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience is required

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • The role may require shift work (rotating days and nights)
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work
  • Perform checks and service mobile equipment with fuel, oil coolants, air and other checks as required, report irregularities to your supervisor
  • Load and unload plant supplies, parts, equipment, materials and dangerous goods between various sites
  • Operate vehicles on private and public roads to transport equipment, dangerous goods, and people between sites
  • Operate mobile equipment to perform roadwork such as grooming, snow removal, haulage and spreading of materials to maintain rail beds, lots and roadways.
  • Rigging skills to operate boom truck, electric hoists and stabilizer jack to load and unload materials and equipment
  • Tow equipment such as portable welders, sand spreaders and compressors.
  • Operate the vacuum truck for cleanup and movement of various products throughout the plant
  • Keep vehicles and mobile equipment in clean and orderly condition, perform minor repairs such as changing tires, replace cutting edges, teeth, blades, tightening loose bolts, clean and change baghouse socks, clean out tank, pipes and cyclones as well as changing light bulbs
  • Pick up goods from suppliers and deliver to various sites and warehouse locations
  • Record and submit relevant data per the job duties

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • We appreciate your interest in being a part of the team though only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Manitobans with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.