Senior Operational Technology Analyst

Labrador, NL, CAN
Competitive
Jul 29, 2022
Aug 07, 2022
1050085
Permanent
Full Time
English
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 open-pit mine and concentrator in Voisey’s Bay - Vale’s only fly-in/fly-out operation in Canada - produces nickel-cobalt-copper concentrate and copper concentrate. An underground expansion will see a transition to a leading edge underground mine extending the life of the mine until 2034. Our state-of the-art facility in Long Harbour is the first nickel processing plant in the world to use hydrometallurgy technology to produce Plating RoundsTM from hard rock (sulphide) concentrate, with low carbon footprint compared to traditional smelter technology. Our offices in St. John’s and Goose Bay provide support to the Newfoundland and Labrador Operations.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a SENIOR OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ANALYST to join our Operational Technology Team at in Voisey’s Bay, NL. This is a permanent position.

This position is based at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a two week on/two week off rotation.

The Senior OT Analyst will be responsible for operational technology assets management, as well as maintaining and improving our industrial automation and control systems. They will plan and prioritize the work by evaluating the impacts and risks of non-execution, partial execution, postponement, or anticipation, influencing, and coordinating with other teams for the work to be done. Additionally, they will execute software modifications and loop tuning considering the risks to people, assets and mining/industrial processes, with the appropriated Management of Change (MoC), and guaranteeing this procedure is being adopted by the other teams in the site (Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance, Engineering, IT, Capital Projects, etc.). Lastly, the successful candidate will be responsible for finding the root causes for events that resulted in operational downtime and implement countermeasures and recommend improvements, related to our service strategy, standards/policies or equipment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate flexibility by tackling multifunctional roles that include a production or operational assignment, team or work crew administrative duties and championing specific assignments, as applicable. These roles will be addressed, as appropriate, at an operating, maintaining and continuous improvement level.

In this position, you will:
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  • Promote and actively contribute to people safety and risk management (Management of Change processes, Hazops, What If’s, Bow-ties, HIRA), executing identified actions with the highest priority, improving preventive and mitigating controls;
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  • Implement control logic, commission new equipment, improve operator interface and manage alarms effectively, in both DCS and PLC, working with operations and maintenance teams for the highest plant performance;
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  • Assist with executing tasks and departmental procedures related to the health and cybersecurity of the system and network;
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  • Governance in the automation (OT) environment, executing and managing (including other teams’) modifications in the control systems;
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  • Be an integral part of support and troubleshooting within the automation environment for maintenance, operations, process and technology teams;
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  • Support OT budget (OPEX) and strategical spare parts management (CAPEX);
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  • Continuously strive to maintain expert knowledge and skills related to Controls & Automation.

About You
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  • Education:\t
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    • Bachelor of Engineering Degree or a 3-year Engineering Technology Diploma.
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  • Experience:\t
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    • Minimum experience of 5 years in Industrial Automation and Control Systems.
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  • Software modifications, configuration and troubleshooting in Emerson DeltaV and Rockwell; Supervisory systems; Cisco switches and field networks.
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  • Automation processes governance (MoC, alarms and bypass management).
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  • Industrial processes optimization and background in mining and/or plant operations.

What We Offer
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  • Competitive Salary and Site Premiums.
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  • Opportunity to earn an annual Employee Bonus.
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  • Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans, and optional insurances).
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  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, sick, top up for maternity/parental).
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  • Chartered flights within Newfoundland & Labrador.
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  • 24/7 access to a fully stocked cafeteria with balanced meals prepared by our culinary team.
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  • Access to recreational facilities and social activities (cardio/weight room, gymnasium, music room, movie theatre, etc.).
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  • Accommodations are equipped with cable TV, internet, and unlimited long-distance calling.
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  • All Personal Protective Equipment is provided upon hire. Employees are given a safety boot allowance and receive a 100% reimbursement for prescription safety glasses.
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  • Employee Family Assistance Program.
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  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
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  • Opportunities to grow your career in a large global company, and mining industry leader.
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  • 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 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 an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application online at https://vale.eightfold.ai/careers . Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Deadline to Apply: Saturday, August 6th, 2022

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