Fixed Asset Reliability Integrity Engineer

Long Harbour, NL, CAN
Competitive
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 29, 2022
1050226
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.
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. Female and female-identifying applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Opportunity
We are currently seeking a Fixed Asset Reliability Integrity Engineer to join our Engineering team in Long Harbour, NL. This is a full-time, permanent position.

As the Fixed Asset Reliability Integrity Engineer, you are responsible for reliability engineering issues associated with the design, installation, or maintenance programs for Tanks, Vessels, Heat Exchangers and Piping. The primary goal is to continuously improve equipment performance and reliability through the adoption of world class engineering principles, proven reliability tools such as RBI, and continual improvement of maintenance strategies on equipment. This position will closely interface with other internal groups to ensure that plant efficiency is optimized without impact to safety, the environment, or the community.

In this position, you will:
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  • Utilize reliability tools such as Risk Based Inspection (RBI), reliability centered maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) to develop predictive maintenance (PdM) and preventative maintenance (PM) maintenance strategies for fixed assets.
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  • Manage a Risk based Inspection (RBI) program for fixed assets and be responsible for the program success by development of procedures, tools, and resources used. Work closely with the QA/QC Coordinator and QA inspectors.
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  • Work within the guidelines of the Quality Control Program for Registered Pressure Piping, ensuring that all activities comply with Provincial Regulations.
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  • Manage the Structural Integrity inspection program.
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  • Act as a technical resource to the Reliability and Maintenance group and provide fit for service analysis and recommendations for fixed assets.
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  • Perform regular audits of reliability programs to ensure that quality is maintained, ensuring that all programs are designed to safely operate without impact to stakeholders and utilize this information to continuously improve the system. Develop KPIs to measure the performance of developed reliability programs and update these KPIs on a continuous basis.
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  • Interface with Maintenance Planning personnel on a regular basis to ensure that equipment data, spares requirements, and procedures and documentation are modified as necessary.
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  • Ensure that all work is completed through established Request Management of Change (RFA) policies and procedures.
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  • Provide corrosion engineering technical support when failure symptoms have been detected, in order to develop the actions required to prevent a failure.
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  • 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.
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  • Provide maintainability and operability design input to engineering and project teams to ensure components, assets and systems can be maintained (repaired, replaced, etc.) as efficiently as possible.
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  • Conduct Reliability Analysis and Improvement (Analyzing trends, KPIs – MTTR/MTBF, data analysis, bad actor failure analysis and optimization).
About You
Education
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  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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  • Any of the following would be considered an asset:
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    • Professional Engineer Designation
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    • API 571 (Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment)
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    • Nace Certification
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    • API 653, 570, 510, NBBI, and/or CWB Welding Inspector Certification
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    • Maintenance Reliability Professional and/or Maintenance Management Professional.
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Experience & Skills
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  • 8+ years in an Engineering role in a complex industrial setting.
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  • 5+ years’ experience in a Fixed Asset Inspection or Corrosion Engineering role
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  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational and time management skills.
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  • Software skills in of MS Office products and CMMS systems (SAP).
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  • Knowledge and experience with specialized software packages for thickness monitoring, RBI, fit for service, etc.
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  • Ability to multitask, change priorities, problem solve and resolve conflict.
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  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
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  • Able to interface with, build, and maintain strong positive relationships across multiple departments.


What We Offer
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  • Competitive Salary.
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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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  • Flexible work schedule and bus service departing from the St. John’s vicinity.
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  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental).
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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.


Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at https://vale.eightfold.ai/careers .
Deadline to Apply
Sunday, August 14th, 2022.