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Geologist/Geological Engineering Co-op Student

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

Want to work with leading technology?

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 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 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 January 2024.

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

What we offer you:

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
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
  • 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

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