Who We Are
Who We Are
Vale is one of the world’s largest mining companies, present in more than 30 countries across five continents. Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.
Vale is also the world’s second 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 be profitable, 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 workforce.
Vale’s operation in Port Colborne produces a platinum-group metals concentrate and cobalt metal. The operation also serves as a nickel packaging and distribution center. Commissioned in 1918, the refinery remains a major employer in this city of 20,000 in the Niagara Peninsula located on the shore of Lake Erie in Ontario.
Our Port Colborne Operation is currently seeking a:
The successful candidate will be a vital part of the Port Colborne Refinery and its operation. A Process Operator may be assigned at one of three distinct operating plants on the site. This position operates and monitors process conditions to meet product quality specifications and will work with machinery and equipment as part of a larger operation that processes and packages cobalt, precious metals, and nickel. The successful candidate must have the necessary skills to safely perform process operations and participate productively in a team environment.
Operate and maintain plant equipment safely and efficiently
Participate fully in the Vale Production System (VPS)
Safe handling of hazardous materials
Follow Company health, safety and environment policies and procedures and any applicable legislation and regulations
Respond to emergency situations as required
Report deviations from established procedures and provide required documentation of work performed
The role will entail shift work
The ideal candidate will possess, a college/technologist diploma or certification in Chemistry or Mechanical, however, experienced candidates having some post-secondary attendance, especially in technical disciplin, may be considered.
The ideal candidate will possess experience as a process operator in an industrial setting.
Experience working in a chemical plant environment and safe handling of hazardous materials would be an asset.
Experience working with packaging equipment, forklifts, inventory, ISO programs, shipping and logistics would be an asset.
Knowledge and Skills:
Concern for health, safety and environment
Accuracy and thoughtfulness
Teamwork and cooperation
Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
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.