This is Mine Life


Mine Engineer

Competitive salary and on-site premiums
Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full Time

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Who We Are

Welcome to Vale. Our purpose is to improve life and transform the future. Together. We value our workforce and strive to offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale Base Metals is one of the world's largest producers of high-quality nickel and an important producer of copper and responsibly sourced cobalt. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and operations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Manitoba, UK, Indonesia, and Brazil, we are delivering the critical building blocks for a cleaner, greener future.

Applying the latest technologies to sustainably mine the critical minerals that power electric vehicles, build renewable energy solutions, and help develop life-saving medical equipment is at the heart of what we do.

We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team

Our Newfoundland and Labrador Operations are an integrated mining, milling, and processing operation. Nickel concentrate from the fly-in, fly-out Voisey’s Bay operation is shipped to our state-of-art Long Harbour Processing Plant where it is refined into low-carbon and high-purity nickel rounds, cobalt rounds and copper cathodes.

The Opportunity

Vale recognizes the Impacts and Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation and the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu and Inuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey’s Bay Mine Site. This is guided by an adjacency principle that first gives preference to those who live on the coast of Labrador, followed by those residing in the rest of Labrador, those residing on the island of the province, followed by the rest of Canada.

Next, priority will be given to Newfoundland and Labrador residents. We also welcome those who are willing to relocate back home and those looking to make NL their permanent home. 

We are currently seeking a Mine Engineer to join our Mines Technical Services team in Voisey’s Bay, NL. This is a permanent position.

This permanent position is based at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a two week on, two week off rotation. 

As a Mine Engineer, you are responsible for designing, planning, scheduling, and budgeting mine operations. You are responsible to consult with other technical staff such as geologists and metallurgical engineers to determine best mining practices and to set goals for the operations department. The MTS Team works collaboratively with peers and cross functionally with all other areas of the mine to complete tasks in their area of accountability.

Additionally, in this position, you will: 

Short Range Planning: 

  • Guided by the 24-month rolling plan, prepare the 7+21 (4-week plan) and 3-month plans.
  • Ensure plan compliance through frequent field visits and observations.
  • Coordinate preparation of plans with all stakeholders including site operation, maintenance, and the Remote Services Office (RSO).

Mine Design:

  • Collect, document, and assess engineering data within the mine to improve efficiency.
  • Produce underground mine designs using the ore body block models, decide what methods and equipment will be used for accessing and extracting ore and waste material and provide a schedule for the removal of this material.
  • Consult with geologists and engineers about the design, selection, and provision of machines, facilities, and systems for mining, and infrastructure such as access roads, water and power supplies.
  • Provide production drilling, blasting and development layouts to operations in a timely manner that are consistent with North Atlantic MTS standards.
  • Design backfill packages.


  • Provide engineering support to our team of geologists, mining engineers, and technologists.
  • Coordinate with operations to ensure there is proper implementation of the plans.
  • Record mine engineering related information to generate monthly production reports.
  • Ensure mining regulations are followed, including the proper use and care of explosives, and the correct ventilation to allow the removal of dust and gases.
  • Monitor development and production progress.
  • Update and maintain water management designs.
  • Establish effective communication channels with both remote and on-site teams.
  • Maintain a focus on safety for the work being implemented in conjunction with MTS Safety Plan.

About You


  • An Undergraduate Degree in Mining Engineering is required.
  • P.Eng. designation is required.


  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role within an underground mining environment.


  • Ability to design blast patterns, stockpiles, and dumps and provide innovative solutions to mine related problems, knowledge of engineering planning software.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable – quickly understand the context of change and proactively adjust.
  • Practice teamwork and collaboration within and between areas.
  • Aid operating, geological, and technologist staff in mine planning, indicating blast designs, mine schedules, and production plans.

What We Offer You

  • Competitive salary and on-site premiums
  • Opportunity to earn an annual Employee Bonus
  • Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans, and optional insurances)
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • All Personal Protective Equipment is provided upon hire. Employees are given a safety boot allowance and receive a 100% reimbursement for prescription safety glasses
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
  • Opportunities to grow your career in a large global company, and mining industry leader
  • Online training and career development opportunities

Include to Transform

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 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 critical 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.

Interested applicants must submit their application online at Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation to enable you participate in our recruitment process, please email us at

Pay Grade: F6T


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