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Control Room Specialist, Primary Extraction

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Date: Jun 6, 2017

LOCATION:  Fort Hills, Wood Buffalo, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, primary extraction operations, you will be responsible for maintaining the safe and reliable monitoring and operation of the process equipment via the distributive control system (DCS) within the primary extraction plant area to optimize production in a safe and environmentally responsible manner as per the production plan. You will also be responsible for training and mentoring new operators.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute production plan activities with the other control room operator and assign tasks to the on-shift operators throughout the plant
  • Responsible for developing procedures, DCS Factory Assurance Testing (FAT), Operator Training Simulator (OTS), performing system walk downs, commissioning and start-up activities (including loop checks) and operator training and development
  • Coordinate and monitor plant operations through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems
  • Make key decisions to change/adjust process to respond to unit conditions
  • Identify any area of concern, troubleshoot and make necessary adjustments of equipment
  • Control and regulate flow rates, temperatures, pressures, and vessel levels within the operating plant
  • Provide initial response to emergency response, evacuation, startup and shut down of systems as required, etc.
  • Maintain the shift log and other data and prepare operational, production and other reports as required
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant Suncor policies and standards, including the Management of Change (MoC) and business processes to uphold all health, safety and environment standards and participate in incident investigations

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • 10 or more years of refining, petrochemical, extraction and/or mineral processing experience
  • At least three years of experience working on a plant control system within ore preparation and/or extraction
  • Experience coaching, training and/or mentoring junior staff
  • Diploma or degree in a relevant technical field (e.g. engineering or equivalent operational experience); power engineering accreditation is desirable
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated expertise and in-depth technical knowledge of plant operations and experience using control panels, computer terminals or other control systems (preferably Honeywell Experion)
  • Understand complex technical operating environments, coordination of daily objectives and how to set priorities to achieve the daily production plan
  • Strong working knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations and an understanding of loss management techniques
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and the use of at least one industry standard Enterprise Resource Planning tool (preferably SAP)
  • Exhibit strong judgment, analytical and decision making skills for complex operational issues, along with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage conflicting priorities and deliver on aggressive timelines in an operations environment, while demonstrating team leadership skills

Working Conditions

  • The shift schedule is a seven days on/seven days off rotation
  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • This is a camp-based position at the Fort Hills site

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - 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
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

About Fort Hills

Fort Hills, a joint venture between Suncor, Total, and Teck Resources, is the largest undeveloped oil sands mining asset in the region. Located 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, you’ll travel in comfort from one of our Western Canadian hubs, or Fort McMurray. There, you will stay in a world class, modern yet comfortable, lodge-style accommodation. More information about life at Fort Hills is available here.

Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning 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.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - 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 promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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