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Geological Technician

Vale Canada - 39 Jobs
Labrador City, NL
Posted 3 days ago
Job Title: Geological Technician

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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 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 an Geological Technician to join our Mines Technical Services 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 Geological Technician, you will provide geological services as required by the mine department. Collect, document, and assess geological data within the mine. Provide effective grade control in the mine; ensure optimum ore recovery with minimal dilution by directing and monitoring ore and rock according to the mine plan and cut-off grades. Provide assistance to operating and engineering staff in mine planning; indicating ore outlines, lithological contacts and structural features on plan and sections.

Additionally, in this position you will:

  • Provide grade control monitoring and production tracking.
  • Communication of daily geology information to operations by clear, concise verbal and written instructions.
  • Conduct geological and structural mapping.
  • Collect geological data for the purpose of ore interpretation and reserve and resource calculations.
  • Ensuring health, safety and environment are protected.
  • Carry out specific accountabilities as assigned by the Chief Mine Geologist.

About You


  • College diploma/certificate in Geology/Mining discipline.


  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a Geological Technician.


  • Knowledge of geological guidelines and standards.
  • Knowledge of Mining, Milling and Refining Processes.
  • Demonstrated competency in Vulcan, Datamine, AutoCAD and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Deswik mining software is considered as asset.
  • Ability to assist with specialized projects requiring the application of geological knowledge.

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].

Pay Grade: F8T

Apply by: Wednesday, July 24th, 2024


Competition Number: 1075357
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