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Engineering Co-op

Oct 27, 2023
Sudbury, Ontario
Co-op, Early Career, Full Time

Job Title: Engineering Co-op Student

Ready to lead with your engineering skills?

Who We Are:

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 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 Port Colborne Refinery was also commissioned 100 years ago on the shore of Lake Erie. Raw materials and finished products from Vale’s Sudbury and Newfoundland and Labrador operations are transported to Port Colborne for processing.

The various Engineering Teams are all integral for Vale’s short-term and long-term operating strategy and success.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking Engineering or Science Co-op Students to join various Engineering Teams across our Canadian Operations. These are fixed term positions, 8 to 12 months duration, starting in January 2024 or May 2024. Please be clear in your application which start date you are looking for.

As a Co-op student, you will;

  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • Develop skills and abilities related to the provision of engineering in Ontario
  • Ensure compliance to the applicable laws, standards and guidelines
  • Provide technical support to enable safe and efficient operations in an industrial plant, mine or production laboratory.
  • Maintain demonstrate open and clear dialogue in all aspects of work

About You


Currently enrolled and in good standing in an Engineering or Science University Co-op program in any of the following fields:

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgical
  • Materials
  • Environmental


Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products; Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook

What we offer you:

The Engineering or Science Co-op Student position is an opportunity that will allow the right candidate to gain valuable experience, knowledge and be a part of shaping our mining operations. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader.
  • Online training opportunities
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program


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.

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

Apply By: October 27, 2023

How to Apply