Job: Sr. Water Treatment Plant Operator

Title Sr. Water Treatment Plant Operator
Employer Vale
Application Close Date Friday, September 1, 2017
Location Sudbury
Date Posted August 1, 2017
Job Information

Vale, Ontario Operations

Who We Are

Vale is one of the world’s largest mining companies, with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents worldwide. Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.

Vale is also the world’s largest producer of nickel, with its Base Metals business headquartered in Toronto. Operating in Canada for more than 100 years, our Canadian operations also produce copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver. We aim to produce profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company where our most important value is “life matters most”. We are an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and promotes diversity in our work force.

Vale’s operations in Sudbury are home to one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world, including six mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery. It is also one of the safest, with the mines being awarded the national John T. Ryan award in several recent consecutive years. Sudbury is also the heart of Vale’s environmental initiatives. In partnership with the community, Sudbury has made great strides in its environmental recovery program and through improved mining practices and support in the re-greening of the region. For these and other efforts globally, in 2013 Vale was named one of the 50 most sustainable corporations in the world, according to the 9th edition of the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations.

Our Sudbury Operation is currently seeking a:

Sr. Water Treatment Plant Operator (Local 2020-05)

The Opportunity:

The Water Treatment Plant Operator’s role is critical to the operation of Vale’s water and wastewater treatment facilities and remote pumping and control system. We require a Sr. Water Plant Operators with MOE Class I WT, Class I WWT minimum (position located at Copper Cliff and Vermilion Water Treatment Plant’s).


Follow Safety Plan developed for department.

Responsible for care and efficient operation of Vale WTP’s through performance of a variety of skilled and technical work in operating, maintaining, repairing, recording treatment plant operations on assigned rotating shifts. Work can include covering a large working area, which contains several operating areas from storage tanks, booster stations and dam control structures during an assigned shift. Employees in this class normally work independently on the basis of general and specific instruction for the day.

Keep abreast of VALE and Utility policies, legislated standards, design criteria and industry best practices related to waste water treatment and potable water production.

Liaise with VALE Environmental Control and Government Agencies and agents.

Act as management’s OIC and maintain all required operating licenses as required by regulations according to plant classification.

Work collaterally with members of his/her work group and cross functionally with all other areas of the operations.

Hours of Work: 12 Hour Shift Schedule

Education: Graduate of Environmental or Chemical Engineering Technologist or equivalent.

Experience: Three to five years of relevant experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to read and understand chemical formulas and dosage calculations and basic ability to follow electrical/mechanical prints and drawings.

Thorough knowledge of water treatment systems and typical industry equipment associated with water treatment and supply systems.

Ability to react quickly and competently to changing operating conditions and arrives at solutions to overcome barriers in designing and implementing new and improved systems.

Innovation/creativity on an ongoing basis to assist in modifying or restructuring operating procedures or to develop more effective methods or techniques.

Codes and standards, technology application.


This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between Vale and the Local 2020-05 United Steelworkers

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

Applicants can apply at the below hyperlink:


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