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Mining Engineering Co-op Student

Oct 27, 2023
Sudbury, Ontario
Early Career, Full Time

Job Title: Mining Engineering Co-op Students

Ready to lead with your engineering skills?

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 Mines Technical Services (MTS) team is responsible for maintaining a variety of functions including mine planning, scheduling, surveying, backfill, ventilation, ground control, geology metrics tracking, production statistics data input/review, incentives administration, annual capital plan development, and operating and capital cost tracking for variances.                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Mining Engineering Co-ops Students to join our Mines Technical Services Department at our Coleman, CCM, Creighton, Garson, and Totten Mines in our Sudbury Operations. This is a fixed-term position for a duration of 8 – 12 months, beginning in January 2024 or May 2024. Please be clear in your application which start date you are looking for.

About You

The successful candidate engineering students will undertake the duties required to assist the overall engineering planning, design & ventilation design for our Mines Technical Services Department. 

Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!


Currently enrolled and in good standing in a Mining Co-operative Engineering program


Experience in an industrial environment would be considered an asset


  • Knowledge and experience in Windows based applications and Microsoft
  • Organizational, interpersonal communication, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a proven safety record
  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with others in a team environment
  • Develop skills and abilities related to the provision of engineering to Ontario Operations
  • Ensure compliance to the applicable regulations, standards and guidelines
  • Utilize good engineering practices while minimizing costs
  • Provide technical support to enable safe and cost-effective operations
  • Monitor process parameters and communicate changes outside normal operational conditions to supervisor
  • Maintain a high level of professional conduct
  • Complete assigned projects safely and on time
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Must be obsessed with safety and risk
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work

What We Offer You

  • 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.
  • Opportunities to build your network and lots of fun!

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