Senior Geologist
Greater Sudbury, ON
Who We Are

Vale is one of the world's largest mining companies, with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents worldwide. Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.

Vale is also the world's largest producer of nickel, with its Base Metals business headquartered in Toronto. Operating in Canada for more than 100 years, our Canadian operations also produce copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver. We aim to produce profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company where our most important value is "life matters most". We are an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and promotes diversity in our work force.

Vale's operations in Sudbury are home to one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world, including six mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery. It is also one of the safest, with the mines being awarded the national John T. Ryan award in several recent consecutive years. Sudbury is also the heart of Vale's environmental initiatives. In partnership with the community, Sudbury has made great strides in its environmental recovery program and through improved mining practices and support in the re-greening of the region. For these and other efforts globally, in 2013 Vale was named one of the 50 most sustainable corporations in the world, according to the 9th edition of the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations.

Our Sudbury Operation is currently seeking a:
Senior Geologist, Local 2020-05

Senior Geologist to provide geological service primarily focused on core logging, drill layouts, drill program execution, and core logging QAQC. Successful candidate would also have exposure to interpreting results, exploring for additional reserves, and defining current resources and reserves. Candidate would also be involvement in constructing and re-evaluating resource wireframes to optimize mineralizing domains for resource model design and evaluation. Additionally, Geologist may be required to provide occasional underground support for grade control, mapping, mineability and dilution services to mine operations for the proper execution of the Life of Mine plan.

Follow departmental safety program.
Core logging, sampling, QAQC.
Core is to be logged at the Vale core logging facility at Stobie Mine.
Must be physically capable of handling 300'-1000' of diamond drill core per day.
Collect geological data for the purpose of ore interpretation and reserve and resource calculations.
Prepare Diamond Drill layouts for Exploration Drilling
Generate Exploration Targets
Planning of five year Exploration Drill Program in line with LOMP
Write Monthly Explorations reports
Track Exploration program progress
Arrange for Gyro and UTEM surveys as required
Provide geological and structural information (ore outlines) to aid in Exploration
Communicate changes in ore interpretation to Engineering and Operations.
Identify, analyze and recommend opportunities for safety, productivity and cost improvements.
Occasional visits to Mine Site and underground travel is required
Perform pre-site drill checklists underground to ensure adequate planning and scheduling of drill program(s)
Current schedule is 5 days per week Monday to Friday 6:30am-3:00pm (excluding recognized holidays).
Communicate observed and potential safety hazards to mine supervision.
Carry out specific accountabilities as assigned by the Chief Exploration Geologist.
Hours of Work: Day Shift (weekend coverage as required)

Location: Mines Exploration, Stobie Mine, Central Core Logging Facility

Education: Preferred B. Sc. Geology or B.Sc. Geological Engineering

Experience: Greater than one year preferred in underground mine environment with strong knowledge of Sudbury Ore Deposits

Professional Qualifications: Practicing member of the APGO as a Professional Geologist

Processes: Understand and have knowledge of Vale Ontario Operations Geological Systems including: AMGC (All Mines Grade Control), MEBS (Mines Exploration Bore Hole System), M&D (Mineability and Dilution Database), and Diamond Drill Hole Layouts.

Computer: Proficiency with Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Basic to intermediate understanding of Datamine RM. Intermediate proficiency of MineCad or Deswik.

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of Vale geological guidelines and standards. Understand and have knowledge of geological Systems including: AMGC (All Mines Grade Control), MEBS (Mines Exploration Bore Hole System), M&D (Mineability and Dilution Database), Diamond Drill Hole Layouts.
Knowledge of Mining, Milling and Refining Processes.
Demonstrated proficiency in Datamine, MineCad or Deswik and with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between Vale and the Local 2020-05 United Steelworkers.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.