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Instrumentation Technician

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Date: Jul 13, 2017

LOCATION: Commerce City, Colorado (US-CO)

Job Overview

Be a part of the Commerce City team at one of the largest refineries in the Rocky Mountain region, where we produce gasoline, diesel fuel and paving-grade asphalt. Reporting to the instrumentation and electrical shop supervisor, you will support the process operations, maintenance and engineering departments by maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing process control system equipment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform calibrations, loop checking, troubleshooting, repairs, and start-ups on field devices
  • Respond to work orders, overtime situations and the needs of the refinery
  • Collaborate with the reliability technicians to troubleshoot problems on vibrating equipment
  • Identify opportunities to improve the reliability of the refinery’s equipment
  • Provide technical assistance to other instrument personnel to improve competency levels
  • Utilize charts and data to conduct analyses and properly diagnose rotating equipment failures
  • Conduct work effectively, using best practices, when obstacles prevent planned work from being conducted
  • Take decisive action when a quick response is required or under conditions of uncertainty

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Associate's degree (or technical equivalent diploma) in the instrument and controls field or electronics technology
  • Or successful completion of a formal program in the field of process instrumentation through military service or crafts apprenticeship program and five years of recent practical experience (preferred) in maintenance of industrial instrumentation and controls equipment
  • Or ISA (formerly Instrument Society of America) CCST certification level I and practical experience (preferred) in maintenance of industrial instrumentation and controls equipment
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence with a driving record acceptable to Suncor

Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Knowledgeable of low voltage distribution systems, DCS control system operation and configuration, PLC operation/programming, electrical/instrument control device settings and calibrations, reading and interpreting circuit and process and instrumentation diagrams, etc.
  • You have demonstrated a dedication to the environment and safe work practices, and have a continuous improvement mindset
  • You have strong social, communication and collaboration skills with a fundamental value for diversity, and a strong work ethic

Working Conditions

  • You will be union-represented under USW 12-477

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job that will fit your life - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company based in Calgary, Canada. We want you to have rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

Suncor’s downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Colorado’s only refinery - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Not sure if this particular listing is the right opportunity for you? Please join our Talent Community at and click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news.

JOB CATEGORY: Trade & Operators

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