Maintenance Coordinator

Vale - Long Harbour, NL (24 days ago)

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Who We Are

Vale is a pioneering mining company that works with passion to discover and transform resources into the ingredients essential to people's daily lives. We are the world’s largest producer of nickel and iron ore, and a leading producer of copper, cobalt and precious metals. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is a truly global company, operating on five continents.

In Canada, Vale’s primary business is nickel. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we currently operate an open pit mine and concentrator at Voisey’s Bay and a nickel processing plant at Long Harbour. These operations are part of Vale’s Base Metals business and are supported by the corporate office in Toronto, Ontario and offices in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Operation is currently seeking a:

Maintenance Coordinator

The Opportunity:
Focused on multi-discipline maintenance, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical, the Coordinator is responsible for leading a team of technical personnel to ensure proper operation of plant equipment and processes, in compliance with Vale standards and world class best practices.

Interfacing with Maintenance and Operations personnel, this position is a critical component to ensure plant efficiency is optimized without impact to safety, the environment, or the community.

This is a permanent position located in Long Harbour, NL.

Utilize SafeProduction tools in field discussions and exhibit behaviors of Safe Production and consider how to consistently achieve ALARA when executing tasks. Achieve compliance with monthly safety plan (quantity and quality) and follow notification protocols for incidents and injuries;
Execute all approved maintenance work orders in accordance with maintenance procedures with respect to work methods, resource requirements, materials, and established scheduling deadlines and ensure that all executed work packages are in accordance with established safety policies and procedures to safely operate without impact to employees, the business, the environment, and the community;
Utilize established Work Management systems to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of work and utilize the system to continuously improve work procedures;
Assign work in compliance with daily and weekly schedules and deviate for urgent work only as prescribed within the framework of established maintenance policies and procedures;
Work closely with Area Maintenance Planners to ensure that work methods detailed in planned work packages maximize safety and efficiency while minimizing cost and ensure that work packages are cost effective by minimizing waste and identifying improvement opportunities in the utilization of resources and materials;
Responsible within their area of accountability to directly supervise and assign work to maintenance technicians and to ensure that all work is carried out effectively and efficiently, on time, and on budget and in compliance with all safety policies and procedures and that all work is of the highest quality;
Manage emergency and breakdown situations independently, drawing on external resources only as required, by leading troubleshooting, problem identification, materials procurement, and resource allocation to correct the situation as efficiently and effectively as possible to minimize production impact within the framework of established maintenance policies and procedures;
Ensure that all maintenance documentation is maintained and that all changes in documentation are reflected in the CMMS through liaison with Area Maintenance Planners;
Provide, as required, Shutdown supervision in areas as required by the Maintenance Superintendent;
Collaborate with Maintenance Engineering, Technical Services, and Operations on capital and maintenance projects to perform all such work efficiently with minimal disruption to production operations;
Ensure that all work is completed through established Management of Change policies and procedures;
Perform Maintenance on-call duties on an assigned basis.

Post-secondary education within a related field;
Red Seal Interprovincial Journeyperson, Technician or Technologist Certification is preferred.

A combination of 5 - 7 years’ experience; hands-on technical maintenance work and/or supervision in a complex industrial environment preferred;
Demonstrated experience coordinating maintenance work planning activities an asset;
An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent organization, communication (written and oral), as well as interpersonal skills;
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills;
Experience with SAP an asset;
Strong Analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Additional Information:
Long Harbour Operations currently offers:
A flexible work schedule;
Bus service departing from St. John’s vicinity.

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 an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020