Maintenance Engineer

Sudbury, ON, CAN
Jun 17, 2022
Jul 17, 2022
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

The Garson Mine Team is integral to the success of the operation in becoming a safe, predictable, and reliable producer. The Maintenance Engineer at Garson Mine will work closely with the Reliability, Maintenance Planning and Execution teams which include Supervisors and Superintendents. The Maintenance Engineer forms part of the reporting structure to the offsite Maintenance Manager and on-site Integrated Planning Superintendent.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join Garson Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. This is a permanent position.

In this role, you will be responsible for on-site technical maintenance support, engineering, screening/scoping, repair scopes of work and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives at the site(s) they support.

In this position you will:
  • Provide on-site, maintenance engineering technical support when failure symptoms have been detected, to develop the actions required to prevent a failure and have assets returned to running condition if failure occurs.
  • Conduct/coordinate engineering field assessments and/or integrity assessment to make sure the assets are running without defects and coordinate with Operations, Procurement, Maintenance, Project Engineering, OEMs as required.
  • Support operations and execution teams to conduct Continuous Improvement Projects related to operating or maintaining assets. Makes recommendations for improving the repair cycle on assets. This includes applying existing engineered solutions or Vale engineering standards
  • Conduct initial engineering screening and scoping for engineering requests at the site.
  • Support execution teams to improve productivity and repair cycle times through continuous improvement projects, research of change in technology. As well as support the maintenance management teams to ensure that work packages are executed as per design.
  • Evaluate equipment design improvements and new technologies for condition monitoring programs/initiatives.
  • Lead technical engineering support for site on significant equipment failures to assist execution teams to return equipment to operation as soon as possible and without risk
  • Provide Input for Equipment Capital Expenditures - Design for maintainability and reliability.
  • Support shutdowns as required/needed and as well as providing support to stakeholders with troubleshooting complex problems.
  • Apply value analysis (cost vs. benefit) in making maintenance decisions concerning repair, replacement, or redesign of equipment and systems.
  • Update equipment O and M plans to optimize its life-cycle strategies and improve plant performance and maintain a precision maintenance library for use in PM updates
  • Ensure WO user statuses are properly maintained throughout the lifecycle of the work order and manage backlog to ensure work orders are planned based off priority and required end date.
  • Review and promote/reject all new notifications into your work center through the group approval process and identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful execution of work orders for completion by their Required End Date.
  • Monitor KPIs and actively strive towards plant targets.

About You

  • Bachelor\u2019s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Preferred registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical or Electrical) within the province of Ontario
  • Preferred Maintenance Reliability professional and or/Maintenance Management Professional designation is an asset.

  • Minimum of 2-5 years\u2019 experience in Maintenance/Plant Engineering related roles.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working within SAP.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an industrial environment such as mining, utilities or construction.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Power Distribution, Instrumentation and Control Systems.
  • The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in CEC.
  • Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences \u2013 and that\u2019s what makes us great!

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Takes initiative and is able to self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision.
  • Software skills in MS Office products and CMMS systems (SAP)

What We Offer You
  • 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\u2019s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • 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

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 \u2013 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.

Apply by: Friday, July 1 st , 2022