Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Planner

Jun 05, 2023
Thompson, Manitoba
Full Time

Who We Are:

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities, and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

We have a proud history of mining in Manitoba. Our operations in Thompson, with two operating mines and concentrator plant, is 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.

Our Team:

The Integrated Planning and Scheduling Team is integral to the success of the operations in becoming a safe, predictable, and reliable producer. The team works across the plants to ensure success through enhanced planning and scheduling processes and provide our employees the ability to identify and resolve work conflicts before they occur.


The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Electrical / Instrumentation Planner to join our Concentrator Maintenance Team in ThompsonManitoba. This is a permanent position. 

The Electrical / Instrumentation Planner will provide timely and accurate electrical planning of requested work in concert with the requirements of both operating and maintenance functions.  This full-time position is based in Thompson Manitoba, and the main responsibilities are planning for the surface facilities.

Additionally, in this position you will:

  • Assemble ready to execute job packages.
  • Review the status of work orders to prioritize planning activities for approved work orders within area of responsibility daily.
  • Ensure the identification of resource requirements and readiness for execution prior to the date required for the work to be completed.
  • Encourage contribution of planning details from those expected to complete work.
  • Incorporate crew input into planning packages for work execution.
  • Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful planning of work orders to meet completion deadlines.
  • Improve the efficiency of the planning process by developing and using standard jobs as templates.
  • Ensure that all work packages comply with applicable legislation, standards, policies, and procedures.


About You


  • A Journeyperson Electrician Class H Qualification, and/or Journeyperson Electrician Red Seal with 3 years field experience.


  • Applicant should have 3 years work experience in Maintenance Supervision, Maintenance Planning, or a closely related discipline in a heavy industrial or mining environment.


  • Understands computerized work management systems. SAP experience would be an asset.
  • Understands Asset Management concepts and systems.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to schedule, prioritize and manage tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of codes, ability to read prints and schematics.


How can Vale grow your career?

The Electrical Instrumentation Planner is a critical technical position that will allow the right candidate to grow their career in our mining and exploration activities in Canada. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 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, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program.
  • Online training and career development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions.


Why Thompson

Thompson is known as the "Hub of the North.” The town was developed in the 1950s around our mine and is now a thriving community. Our home boasts a close-knit and involved community with a vibrant arts and music scene and is known for its hospitality and welcoming nature.

Thompsonites, as we call ourselves, are always ready to welcome new people to town and excited to share its gems with them. Above all, the main draw to Thompson is its unspoiled wilderness filled with waterfalls and wildlife, making it the perfect place for the adventurous soul.

From the Northern Lights to ice fishing, skating, skiing, hockey, sledding, hunting and every winter sport you can imagine, if you love the outdoors, Thompson is the perfect place for you and your family.


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 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.

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


Grade:  H01

Apply by: June 5, 2023

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