3rd Class Power Engineer

Thompson, MB, CAN
Competitive
Aug 05, 2022
Sep 04, 2022
1047735
Engineering
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.

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.

Our Team:

The Utilities Department is a multidiscipline workforce including Electricians, Millwrights and Instrumentation Technicians. The Power Engineer-3d Class is an integral and, in many instances, the primary contact for the various internal and external work groups. The main commodities are electricity, steam, air and water. Our goal is to provide uninterrupted services to the Mine and the Surface Plants while everyone is Home Safe.

The Opportunity

Vale - Manitoba Operations is looking for experienced and qualified 3rd Class Power Engineers to be responsible for our utilities processes.

Additionally, in this position you will produce mine planning packages/designs including, but not limited to
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  • Ensure safe and proper operation/functioning of plant boilers, air compressors, water filtration/supply/discharge systems and other related power and plant services equipment in compliance with internal procedures and the Operating Engineers Act.
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  • Monitor power services equipment instrumentation and adjust (using computerized and non-computerized control systems) various power services equipment control parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, flow rates, water levels, additive concentrations) to ensure safe and efficient operation equipment.
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  • Complete all required log entries, records and reports accurately and on-time.
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  • Check, inspect, monitor and maintain the operational integrity of power and plant services equipment by troubleshooting and following up on all equipment failures in a timely manner; inclusive of minor repairs.
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  • Collaborate with area trades personnel as required to ensure safe and efficient operations.
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  • Gather samples, test and document water quality parameters; Manages feedstock by monitoring, transferring (between tanks), heating, and unloading feedstock as required.
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  • Performs all required duties safely, efficiently and within required housekeeping, safety and environmental standards.
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  • Respond to emergency situations, providing timely and appropriate resolution.
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  • Utilize the proper personal protective equipment at all times.
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  • The successful candidate will hold safety in the highest regard and will maintain safe practices in all aspects of work.

About You
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  • Minimum Third Class Power Engineering certificate is required.
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  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
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  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
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  • Proven self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work well independently with little supervision and as part of a team.
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  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
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  • Able to work well under pressure while maintaining professionalism at all times.
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  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and the environment.
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  • Strong customer service orientation


How can Vale grow your career?

The Power Engineer-3 rd Class is a critical technical position that will allow the right candidate to provide direct input into the safe operation of Vale Surface Facilities. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
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  • Competitive salary (As per CBA wage scale)
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  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program
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  • Online leadership training opportunities
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  • Onsite Gym Facility




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.

Comments:

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

Vale is an equal opportunity employer,

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.