Production & Development Planner (Supervisor)

Ontario, Canada
Jan 05, 2022
Jan 20, 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.

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.

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:

The Integrated Operation Scheduling & Planning team Copper Cliff Mine Complex is an integral part of Vale’s long-term operating strategy for the success in becoming a safe, predictable, and reliable producer

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Production & Development Planner/Supervisor to join our Copper Cliff Mine Complex Integrated Operation Scheduling & Planning team in Sudbury. This is a permanent position.

The shift schedule will be Monday to Friday, 8 hours dayshift.

The purpose of this role is to continuously improve the work team (crew) performance through effective use of established processes and procedures at various plants or mines within the Sudbury area. As a Production & Development Planner/Supervisor you may be accountable for planning all work for the Development & Production department, supervising a crew may also be required.

About You

Education & Experience
  • Education: Grade 12 level education or GED equivalency is preferred.
  • Common Core: First Line Underground Mine Supervisor Common Core (770121) or Common Core for First Line Production Supervisor Underground Hard Rock Mining (770120) is required.
  • Experience: 3 Years of leadership experience. Experience with:
    • Commitment to open and transparent dialogue. You must be able to share ideas and messages in a clear way, focusing on the solution, without fear of addressing sensitive issues.
    • Value collaboration and systemic thinking. You must value working together to maximize our ability to make things happen.
    • Understand the importance of innovation and adaptability. You are curious and aware of trends as well as courageous to challenge the status quo and test different approaches.
    • Ability to develop people for high performance. You empower people to do more and to go further, creating purpose and providing continuous feedback.
    • Commitment to meritocracy. You promote an environment where people are recognized for their work and exposed to opportunities based on their contributions.

Requirements & Accountabilities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with others in a team environment
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work
  • As a Production & Development Planner some key accountabilities are:
    • Execute the “Plan Work” element of the Asset Management Framework
    • Review work order status on a daily basis: To assist in prioritizing planning work and to track upcoming work.
    • Plan approved work orders (within area of responsibility) for resource procurement and execution prior to the Required By Date.
    • Incorporate crew input into planning packages.
    • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful planning of work orders for completion by their Required By Date.
    • Plan work to minimize the impact on operating performance and demand for resources without exceeding the Required By Date for work completion.
    • Develop and use work templates to improve the efficiency of the planning process.
    • Exhibit effective Team Leadership and Team Membership behaviors.
  • As a Supervisor some key accountabilities are:
    • Hold crew accountable for area Safety behavior, housekeeping, teamwork and professionalism.
    • Supervise and coordinate the “Production & Development work” components of the Asset Management Framework.
    • Ensure planned work orders are closed with completion codes and comments for future analysis.
    • Carryout tasks while on shift on behalf of the Superintendent and as such assists the Superintendent in achieving the overall area targets for his/her area of accountability.
    • Work within budget, guidelines and standards and execute Safety and Production & Development Plans as established by the Superintendent.
    • Work with the crew to develop an interactive workplace environment.
    • Work collaterally and cross functionally, with colleagues, engineering, production, and services to achieve the objectives of the Production & Development Department.

How can Vale grow your career?

In addition to the responsibilities and career opportunities this role will provide, 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.

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


Deadline to Apply: January 19, 2022