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Geologist In Training II

Vale Canada - 49 Jobs
Thompson, MB
Posted 14 days ago
Job Title: Geologist in Training (GIT II)

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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 have a proud history of mining in Manitoba. Our operations in Thompson, with two operating mines, is located in the awe-inspiring heart of the northern boreal region. It has a strong future in mining and milling, with an ongoing mission to grow as a safe, prosperous, and sustainable nickel producer.

We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team

As part of our team, you provide geological services to the Thompson deposits to help identify mineral resources and assist with safe and efficient extraction. The role will involve lithological mapping, core logging, grade control and working closely with geologists and other disciplines. This includes the safe planning and execution of diamond drilling programs and interpretation of results to explore for additional mineral resource, construct and evaluate resource wireframes, and resource model design and evaluation.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Geologist in Training (GIT II) to join our Geology Team working on site in Thompson, Manitoba.

Reporting to the Chief Geologist as part of the In- Mines Exploration team.

As a Geologist in Training, you will have the opportunity to further your development by providing day-to-day support,

for various projects and initiatives within the Geology Department.

Additionally in this position you will gain experience with:

  • Follow Vale safety policies, procedures, protocol, guidelines, best practices and government regulations at all times.
  • Assist in the preparation of diamond drill layouts and data management, including logging associated core.
  • Geotechnical logging; including taking structural measurements such as strike, dip, joint spacing, infilling, alterations, smoothness etc.
  • Geological section generation and geological interpretation, and target generation.
  • Provide support to the Thompson Mine Operations, which could include but not limited to, underground mapping and structural measurements.
  • Provide technical support and collaboration with geological, engineering and other disciplines.
  • Communicate observed and potential safety hazards to supervision.
  • Identify, analyze and recommend opportunities for safety, productivity and cost improvements.
  • Carry out specific accountabilities as assigned by the Chief Geologist.

About You


  • The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Geology.


  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience in a mining or exploration environment would be an asset.


  • Knowledge of modern exploration methods, strategy, technology, and mining.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 products to include Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook. Basic to intermediate understanding of Datamine Studio 3 is helpful. Basic to intermediate proficiency in Deswik software is preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written and analytical communication skills.
  • Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ensure compliance to the applicable regulations, standards and guidelines.
  • Utilize good geological practices while minimizing costs.
  • Complete assigned projects safely and on time

How Can Vale grow your career?

The Geologist in Training is a position that will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations as well as our team. The candidate will be a part of a larger group of technical professionals across the North Atlantic Operations; a group with considerable expertise and experience in the challenging field of mining in deep hardrock underground operations. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • 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, top up for maternity/parental)
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion and career growth.
  • Online training and career development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to grow your career in a large global company, and mining industry leader.
  • On site Gym Facilities.
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program.

Why Thompson

Thompson is known as the "Hub of the North." The town was developed in the 1950s around our mine and is now a thriving community. Our home boasts a close-knit and involved community with a vibrant arts and music scene and is known for its hospitality and welcoming nature.

Thompsonites, as we call ourselves, are always ready to welcome new people to town and excited to share its gems with them. Above all, the main draw to Thompson is its unspoiled wilderness filled with waterfalls and wildlife, making it the perfect place for the adventurous soul.

The summer months offer beautiful lakes and river systems enabling endless opportunities for kayaking, boating, fishing, camping, and swimming. From the Northern Lights to ice fishing, skating, skiing, hockey, sledding, hunting and every winter sport you can imagine, if you love the outdoors, Thompson is the perfect place for you and your family.

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 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.

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

Grade: F7T

Apply by: 24 February 2024


Competition Number: 1068411
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