Maintenance Engineer
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.

Vale's Ontario Operations is currently seeking a:
Maintenance Engineer

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for on-site technical maintenance support, engineering screening/scoping, repair scopes of work and contributing to continuous improvement intitiatives at the site(s) they support.

Provide on-site, maintenance engineering technical support when failure symptoms have been detected, in order to develop the actions required to prevent a failure.
Provide on-site, maintenance engineering technical support following a failure, in order to have assets returned to running condition as soon as possible, with a reduced likelihood of a reoccurrence.
Conduct/coordinate engineering field assessments and/or integrity assessment to make sure the assets are running without defects.
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.
Conduct initial Engineering screening and scoping for engineering requests at the site.
Supports execution teams to improve productivity and repair cycle times through continuous improvement projects, research of change in technology. Recommend changes to work design (i.e. task lists, Bill of Materials, etc.) based on outcomes of continuous improvement projects.
Lead technical engineering support for site on significant equipment failures to assist execution teams to return equipment to operation as soon as possible and without risk.
Supports execution and planning teams to establish good cost effective maintenance practices with well-defined repair techniques, principles and procedures to enable timely repairs to assets.
Supports the Reliability team with technical expertise as required, in the development of maintenance strategies in their area of responsibility.
Provides maintainability and operability design input to engineering and project teams to ensure components, assets and systems can be maintained (calibrated, repaired, replaced, etc.) as efficiently as possible.
Provides technical support to maintenance teams to support precision maintenance (technical competencies, procedures, tools, documentation, feedback, utilizing data driven decision making) on assets.
Supporting the maintenance management teams to ensure the work packages are executed as per design.
Co-ordinates technical input and writing of scopes of repair on behalf of the maintenance execution team for equipment that is removed, repaired and reinstalled but is not held in inventory. This should typically be for one-off tasks and should not be done for repetitive foreseeable repairs. The maintenance engineer can also leverage internal and external resources to assist in the development of scopes as required.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in engineering. Technical or trades discipline is required.
Professional Engineering designation is preferred.
Maintenance Reliability Professional and/or Maintenance Management Professional would be preferred.

A minimum of 3 to 4 years of experience is required.
Preferred knowledge and understanding of Maintenance Engineer, Project Management, Design, VPS Technical and SAP.

Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Must be skilled in data analysis and problem solving.
Must have strong organization and time management skills.
Have the ability to influence without authority.
Takes initiative and is able to self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

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.

This posting closes April 22nd, 2019.