This is Mine Life


Welder Fitter

Apr 22, 2024
Competitive salary
Sudbury, Ontario
Early Career, 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

The Welder Fitter is a part of the Maintenance Department which is integral for employee safety and Vale’s long-term operating strategy. Members of this team work across different locations to ensure all mine equipment are functioning effectively and safely. Team members are also involved in the development of long-term and short-term maintenance initiatives, practices and procedures.

Our Sudbury Operations have been in existence for more than 100 years. With five mines, a mill, a smelter, a refinery and nearly 4,000 employees it is also one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Welder Fitter to join our Maintenance Department in Sudbury, Ontario. This is a permanent position.

As a Welder Fitter, you will be responsible for all metal fabrication, metal welding, including pressure welding; brazing, cutting, and gouging. Additionally, in this position, you will:

About You

Fully Licensed Journeyperson:

  • Trade Certification: The ideal candidate will have a Metal Fabricator / Plate worker (437A Red Seal) and CWB Certified.
  • Experience: 4 or more years of progressive industry experience is preferred.


How can Vale grow your career?

The Welder Fitter, is a maintenance position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension and benefits
  • Desirable incentive program
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, parental)  
  • Hands on training and upskilling opportunities upon hire
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion and career growth
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader

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 its operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.


Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at or by clicking Apply below.

 Apply by: April 22, 2024


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