Who We Are
Who We Are
At Vale, we believe in innovation and operational excellence as a foundation for our development, to create the mining of the future and achieve our mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.
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.
Our Manitoba Operations, with two operating mines, is located in the awe-inspiring heart of the northern boreal region. It has a strong future in mining and milling, with an ongoing mission to grow as a safe, prosperous and sustainable nickel producer. Manitoba Operations has a strong commitment to zero harm to its employees, the community and the environment, with their mines being awarded the regional and national John T. Ryan award several times in recent years for operating as some of the safest mines in Canada.
As a member of the Central Engineering Team, the Design Engineer, Instrumentation and Controls will provide technical expertise to Vale’s Manitoba Operations. This will involve engineering services related to project work, providing technical support to operating plants and mines and working with external engineering consultants and construction contractors.
This is a full-time (permanent) position, based in Thompson, Manitoba.
As a member of the Central Engineering team, provide expert technical expertise/support to the entire Manitoba Division.
Develop engineering services scopes of work for contracting overflow engineering work with external engineering consultants. Provide technical direction to external engineering consultants and review the quality of their engineering deliverables.
Provide technical direction to construction contractors and assess the quality of their work in the field.
Provide technical support to other members of the central engineering team.
Responsible for translating operational needs into detailed design requirements and project scopes.
Responsible for executing in-house engineering studies/assessments and design work including the accurate preparation of engineering design deliverables such as design calculations, drawings, specifications, technical contract documents, cost estimates and project schedules.
Responsible for DCS, HMI and PLC programming along with testing and commissioning of controls and instrumentation. Previous programming experience will be as asset.
Provide technical support to operations and maintenance teams to ensure reliable operation of industrial controls/instrumentation including PLC systems, HMI Systems and VFDs.
Function as the team leader/member of single discipline and multi-discipline engineering projects. Coordinates activities, information, materials and resources within own area of responsibility.
Assist with the development of engineering processes and engineering standards.
Ensure designs meet applicable codes, regulations and Vale standards.
Support the Safe Production model of risk and hazard management and lead by example
The ideal candidate must have a degree in electrical, controls or instrumentation engineering and be a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) who is eligible to register as a licensed Professional Engineer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Four to eight years of experience working with instrumentation and controls in an industrial environment.
Strong working knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and other regulations, codes and standards applicable within Canada
Must have experience with instrumentation & controls and experience in working in a heavy industrial operating plant, preferably in the mining industry.
Proficient in the use of common software tools such as MS Office and MS Project. Experience with CAD software.
Understands and can apply risk assessment and risk management processes.
Experience with motor controls including soft starters and VFDs. Experience working with PLC and HMI systems, including programming.
Ability to work independently to achieve outcomes with minimum supervision.
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with processes and procedures.
Self-motivated and committed team member.
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.