Social Sciences Co-Op Student
City : Thompson, MB, CAN
Category : See posting
Industry : Mining and Quarrying
Employer : Vale
Want to work with leading technology?
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 have a proud history of mining in Manitoba. Our operations in Thompson, with two operating mines, is located in the awe-inspiring heart of the northern boreal region. It has a strong future in mining and milling, with an ongoing mission to grow as a safe, prosperous, and sustainable nickel producer.
We invite you to be part of our evolution.
Indigenous and Community relations is an important part of the success of the Manitoba Operations. Vale works closely with the community and is engaged in building meaningful relationships. This role will support the Specialist Indigenous and Community Relations who holds and maintains relationships with Indigenous communities and stakeholders for Vale operations in Manitoba. The objective is to maintain Vale’s social license to operate.
We are currently seeking a Social Science Co-op Student to join our Manitoba Corporate Affairs – Indigenous and Community Relations team in Thompson, Manitoba. This is a fixed-term position for a duration of 4 months, beginning in May 2024.
As a Social Science Co-op Student, you will undertake the duties required to assist in maintaining and building relationships through open and transparent dialogue that are aligned with Vale’s social goals.
Additionally In this position, you will:
Support engagement with local communities.
Support Indigenous awareness.
Tracking community priorities.
Undertake benchmarking related to Indigenous Relations and Community Investment.
- Currently enrolled and in good standing in a Social Science Discipline preferably in Business Administration, Geography, Indigenous studies, Social Work or Communication Studies program.
- Experience in an industrial environment will be considered an asset.
- Demonstrate open and transparent dialogue in all aspects of work.
- Organizational, interpersonal communication, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a proven safety record are essential.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Ensure compliance to the applicable regulations, standards and guidelines.
- Utilize good engineering practices while minimizing costs.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 products to include Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook. Basic to intermediate proficiency in Deswik or other mine planning software preferred.
- Monitor process parameters and communicate changes outside normal operational conditions to supervisor.
- Maintain a high level of professional conduct.
- Strong verbal, written and analytical communication skills.
- Complete assigned projects safely and on time
How Can Vale grow your career?
The Social Science Co-op Student position is an opportunity that will allow the right candidate to gain valuable practical experience, knowledge and be a part of shaping our mining operations.
- Competitive salary
- Online training opportunities
- Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth.
- Opportunities to build your network and lots of fun!
Thompson is known as the "Hub of the North.” The town was developed in the 1950s around our mine and is now a thriving community. Our home boasts a close-knit and involved community with a vibrant arts and music scene and is known for its hospitality and welcoming nature.
Thompsonites, as we call ourselves, are always ready to welcome new people to town and excited to share its gems with them. Above all, the main draw to Thompson is its unspoiled wilderness filled with waterfalls and wildlife, making it the perfect place for the adventurous soul.
From the Northern Lights to ice fishing, skating, skiing, hockey, sledding, hunting and every winter sport you can imagine, if you love the outdoors, Thompson is the perfect place for you and your family.
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 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 Manitobans Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.
Apply by: Sunday, 25 February 2024