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Industrial Mechanic Planner

Sep 22, 2023
Sudbury, Ontario
Early Career, Full Time

Want to work in a leading-edge underground mine?

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:
Creighton Mine is an underground nickel, copper, and PGE mine located in Lively, Ontario, and is home to over 400 full-time employees, as well as the world-class science facility SNOLAB. Producing at depths of over 8400 feet, we are one of the deepest nickel mines in the world.

The Opportunity:
We are currently seeking an Industrial Mechanic Planner to join our Maintenance Planning and Control Team at Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. This is a permanent position.

As an Industrial Mechanic Planner, you will be accountable for the continuous improvement of the industrial mechanic team’s performance, through the effective use of established processes and procedures. You will also be accountable for the scheduling of all planned work for Creighton’s Industrial Mechanic Departments.

Additionally, in this position you will:

  • Work Monday to Friday, 8 hours day shift.
  • Adhere to maintenance business processes as outlined in Maintenance Planning and Control (MPC) by using approved systems (SAP, Prometheus, etc.), tools, and standards.
  • Work with KPIs (actively strive toward plant targets), guidelines, standards, and budget (escalate to management should a budget be exceeded).
  • Coordinate and facilitate all required planning/scheduling routines, which include: identifying and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful execution of “work schedule” for completion by the Required End Date and executing the “Scheduling” element of the process for all types of work orders - systematic and non-systematic maintenance, including shutdown (PMP), and external resource-related work.
  • Execute tasks related to work orders: ensure work orders are planned, scheduled, and ready to be executed prior to the required end date as determined through the notification; manage backlog to ensure work orders are scheduled based on priority and required end date and ensure work order user statuses are properly maintained throughout the lifecycle of the work order and make sure that planned work orders are closed with proper time confirmations completed.
  • Establish and maintain work relationships with the various key plant stakeholders including superintendents, supervisors, other schedulers, planners, crew members, third-party service providers, etc.
  • Work as a relief supervisor (as necessary), which requires: working with the crew to develop an interactive workplace environment, holding the crew accountable for safe behavior, housekeeping, teamwork, and professionalism.


About You


  • Grade 12 level education or GED equivalency is required.
  • College diploma or university degree in a related industrial field or a university degree in a related engineering discipline is preferred.
  • Valid industrial trade certificate for the province of Ontario is preferred.
  • Generic Supervisor Common Core (770141) is preferred.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working within SAP and the Prometheus add-on as a Planner and Scheduler.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading crews.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the mechanical field or trades.
  • Underground experience is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products.


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with others in a team environment.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk.
  • Must demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work.


What we offer you:

  • 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, parental)  
  • 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 


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. 


Grade: 17V

Apply by: September 22, 2023