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Geologist / Geological Engineering Co-op

Jan 31, 2023
Sudbury, Ontario

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.

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. Sudbury is also home to several administrative sites serving both the Ontario Operations as well as all our North Atlantic Operations.

Our Team:

The Geology Team is integral for Vale’s short-term and long-term operating strategy. Members of this team work across different locations to ensure life of mine support and sustainability. Team members are also involved in the development of geological initiatives, practices and procedures.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Geologist / Geological Engineering Co-op Students to join our Geology Team in Sudbury. These are fixed term positions, 8 to 12 months duration, starting in May 2023.

The student will provide geological service primarily focused on core logging, including QAQC and geotechnical logging, and possible exposure to drill layout creation. The student may have the opportunity to go underground and get exposed to beat geology work, including grade control practices, mapping, and mineability and dilution services to the mine operations. Additionally, in this position you will:

  • Attend and participate in daily safety line up meetings, and monthly safety meetings and required safety training
  • Communicate changes in ore interpretation to diamond drill geologists
  • Identify, analyze and recommend opportunities for safety, productivity and cost improvements
  • Occasional travel to mine sites and underground travel may be required
  • Current schedule is 5 days per week Monday to Friday 6:30am-3:00pm (excluding recognized holidays)

About You


  • Currently enrolled in a Geology or Geological Engineering Co-op program


  • Must be physically capable of handling 300’-500’ of diamond drill core per day
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products; Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

How can Vale grow your career?

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

  • Competitive salary
  • Online training opportunities
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program

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.

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2023