Surveying Assistant

Vale - Thompson, MB

Who We Are

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

With over 60 years of experience as a top nickel producer in Manitoba, the Thompson Mine and Concentrator has a strong future in northern Manitoba. Located in the heart of the northern boreal region, the Thompson Nickel Belt is still considered one of the world’s most promising resources.

Our Team:

The Thompson Mines Technical Services (MTS) Team is integral to the success of the operations in being a safe and reliable producer. We aim to design and plan safe, sustainable ore extraction through technical excellence in the areas of geology, mine planning, ventilation, backfill, ground control, drill/blast and survey control.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will be a member of the Mines Engineering department as a part of a survey team. The successful candidate must be able to build and maintain relationships and interact with other technical staff, supervision, and hourly employees. The position requires field work in an industrial environment, underground and/or surface and on uneven ground.

Additionally, in this position you will:

  • Provide underground and surface surveying services in an industrial production environment
  • Update mine drawings
  • Incentive calculations
  • Borehole and breakthrough warnings
  • Care and control of survey equipment.
About You
  • A technical diploma, OR High school diploma with strong skills in math and computer usage and 2-3 years experience in an industrial environment.
  • Sound survey and associated mathematical skills
  • Experience working in an industrial environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge and usage of MS Office
  • Demonstrates safe behavior
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Vulcan)
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of mine survey techniques/standards.
  • Proficient in use and care of survey instruments

How can Vale grow your career?
The Mines Survey Technician will be exposed to the different phases of the Thompson Mine Expansion project. The candidate will be a part of the Thompson Mines Technical Services (MTS) Team is integral to the success of the operations in being a safe and reliable producer. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online leadership training opportunities
  • Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions

Difference Makes All the Difference
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.


Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer,

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

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