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Maintenance Apprentice – Truck & Transport Mechanic

Vale Canada - 49 Jobs
Labrador City, NL
Posted 14 days ago
Job Title: Maintenance Apprentice – Truck & Transport Mechanic

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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 invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team

Our Newfoundland and Labrador Operations are an integrated mining, milling, and processing operation. Nickel concentrate from the fly-in, fly-out Voisey's Bay operation is shipped to our state-of-art Long Harbour Processing Plant where it is refined into low-carbon and high-purity nickel rounds, cobalt rounds and copper cathodes.

The Mine Maintenance department is responsible for the maintenance on all mobile equipment at the Voisey's Bay Mine Site. The department attends to a variety of surface and underground equipment including but not limited to Dozers, Excavators, Haul Trucks, Drills, Loaders, Jumbos, Bolters, LHD's, etc. Additionally, the department is responsible for supporting the entire light vehicle fleet including Pick-Up Trucks, Semis, Forklifts, and other equipment. The Mine Maintenance department is comprised of highly skilled Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians, Automotive Technicians, Truck and Transport Technicians, Welders, and Engineers.

The Opportunity

Vale recognizes the Impacts and Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation and the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu and Inuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey's Bay Mine Site. This is guided by an adjacency principle that first gives preference to those who live on the coast of Labrador, followed by those residing in the rest of Labrador, those residing on the island of the province, followed by the rest of Canada.

Next, priority will be given to Newfoundland and Labrador residents. We also welcome those who are willing to relocate back home and those looking to make NL their permanent home.

We are currently seeking Maintenance Apprentice – Truck & Transport Mechanic to join our Surface Mobile Maintenance Department in Voisey's Bay, NL. This is a permanent position.

This position is based at the Voisey's Bay mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a two week on, two week off rotation.

As a Maintenance Apprentice you will be responsible for the preventative maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of medium and other light vehicles on site. The Maintenance Apprentice is also responsible for maintaining equipment safely and effectively to meet performance requirements and the needs of the organization. The Maintenance Apprentice will work out of the Light Vehicle Shop with a diverse team of various tradespeople. Additionally, in this position, you will:

  • Service, inspect, and repair various makes and models of diesel-powered medium and light-duty equipment, as well as small gasoline powered recreational and utility vehicles.
  • Ensure safe operating conditions of the medium and light vehicle fleet.
  • Diagnose and repair driveline, fuel, exhaust, cooling, electrical, or any other medium or light vehicle issues.
  • Use various types of diagnostic equipment including OEM and aftermarket systems.
  • Provide part requirements and labour estimates to plan future repairs.
  • Complete other job-related documentation and paperwork as required.
  • Work with a focus on continuous improvement and achieving departmental performance objectives.

About You


  • College diploma in Truck & Transport Mechanic.
    • Qualify or be registered as an apprentice Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • Minimum of 9 months of Truck & Transport Mechanic knowledge and experience from a college.


  • Strong ability to work cooperatively within a team environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and to follow instructions.
  • Strong focus on safety, health, and the environment.
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, and a positive attitude.

What We Offer You

  • Competitive salary and on-site premiums
  • Opportunity to earn an annual Employee Bonus
  • 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, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • All Personal Protective Equipment is provided upon hire. Employees are given a safety boot allowance and receive a 100% reimbursement for prescription safety glasses
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
  • Opportunities to grow your career in a large global company, and mining industry leader
  • 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.

Interested applicants must submit their application online at Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

Accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation to enable you participate in our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected]

Apply by: Monday, July 1st, 2024


Competition Number: 1074024
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