Heavy Duty Mechanic T.Q.

Manitoba, Canada
Dec 27, 2021
Jan 24, 2022
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.

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

The successful candidate will be a member of Vale's Manitoba Operations in the mines department.

Additionally, in this position you will:
  • Maintenance and power transmission systems on large diesel equipment.
  • Braking systems on large mobile equipment.
  • Maintenance of hydraulic systems on mobile equipment.
  • Complex electrical and radio remote control systems.
  • Differentials and torque converters.
  • Air and liquid cooled, DPU controlled diesel engines.
  • 24 VDC wiring/control systems.

About You
  • The ideal candidate will have an Inter-Provincial Red Seal (Certificate of Qualification) as a Heavy Duty Mechanic.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 4 years progressive experience (apprenticeship included).
  • Experience with maintenance and power transmissions systems on large diesel equipment.
  • Experience with braking systems on large mobile equipment.
  • Experience with maintenance of hydraulic systems on mobile equipment.
  • Experience with complex electrical and radio remote control systems.
  • Experience with differentials and torque converters.
  • Experience with air and liquid cooled, DPU controlled diesel engines.
  • Experience with 24 VDC wiring/control systems.

How can Vale grow your career?

The Heavy Duty Mechanic position will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations. 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.


Please provide detailed employment history and detailed description of previous experience.

Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.