Advisor, Reliability Engineering - 1049072
Toronto, Ontario, Ca
5d ago

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, and 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.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Advisor, Reliability Engineering to join our Reliability team in Sudbury . This is a permanent position.

The Reliability Advisor is responsible for delivering improved performance of the assets by implementing and optimizing the reliability program for the underground mining and / or milling site(s) they support.

Additionally, in this position you will

  • Work multi-functionally in the implementation of a reliability program, which encompasses systems, processes, procedures, standards, critical metrics, analysis, and tools that will improve business value for fixed and mobile assets.
  • Identifies and addresses asset reliability issues in the operations ensuring standard methodologies for asset uptime are standardized and shared across the business.
  • Works with management teams to ensure compliance to the reliability program and that asset reliability risks are identified and mitigated appropriately.
  • Provides recommendations on strategic investment in equipment, technology, and initiatives to optimize asset value.
  • Collaborates with management teams and key customers in development of budgets as well as production and shutdown plans.
  • Develops the Asset Strategy (Identifying asset criticality to the business, setting service strategy based on performance required, and driving reliability and cost-effective lifecycle management) using tools like RCM and FMEACs.
  • Strategies cover routine and integrity and are part of baseline strategy review and developed for new assets as part of operational readiness.

  • Develops the work packages for asset strategies in developing bill of materials, task lists, measuring points, etc.
  • Design the work methods to support the service strategies and foreseeable corrective work activities through the life cycle of the asset.
  • This includes optimizing task method and sequencing of work to provide the safest and most efficient execution of work.

  • Sets strategy and work packages for integrity assessments and conducts a baseline assessment as part of setting strategy.
  • Works with site representatives in Operations, Maintenance and Project teams to determine the appropriate operating standards and mix of preventative and predictive tasks required to optimize the reliable output of the assets.
  • Conduct Reliability Analysis and Improvement (Analyzing trends, critical metrics MTTR / MTBF, data analysis, bad actor failure analysis and optimization).
  • Performs reliability studies applying tools such as RCM to determine reliability of components, equipment, and processes.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on systemic reliability issues and one-off significant events.
  • Determines cost advantages of alternatives and develops actions plants that provide for reliable processes and assets to avoid failures.
  • Supports site to develop the maintenance budgets.
  • Provide design guidance to engineering and project teams on identifying components, assets and systems that are high contributors to un-reliability and pose HSE and business risk.
  • Provide recommendations to designs to drive improved life cycle costs.

  • Supporting the sites with 3rd party assessments / audits ensuring that critical operating and maintenance strategies are carried out as per design.
  • For repairable spares held in inventory develop and maintain scopes of repair and QA / QC requirements to ensure parts and equipment retain full reliability while stored.
  • In-conjunction with Procurement optimize inventory levels to manage business risk to an acceptable level with a focus on minimizing levels of slow / non-moving inventory.
  • Works with site resources (operators and / or trades people) to optimize task methodology, content, and sequencing of work to provide the safest and most efficient execution of work.
  • Education :

  • Undergraduate degree is required
  • Maintenance Reliability Professional and / or Maintenance Management Professional certification is preferred
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional certification is preferred
  • Skills and Experience :

  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar subject area
  • Experience with Reliability tools (FMEA, Criticality analysis, etc.), developing asset service strategies and managing metrics such as availability, utilization, OEE, MTBF in a mining or industrial environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Software skills in of MS Office products and CMMS systems (SAP).
  • Junior / Advisor (minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience) in a Reliability or Maintenance related role
  • Senior (10+ years of experience) in a Reliability or Maintenance engineering related role
  • How can Vale grow your career?

    The Advisor, Reliability Engineering position will allow the right candidate to shape our mining 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)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online training and career development 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.

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

    Grade : F6T

    Apply by : July 31, 2022

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