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Electrical Specialist

Date: Jan 7, 2019

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

Why you should join us:

Are you an electrical expert? In this role, you will support the maintenance and operations of Fort Hills fixed plant assets, evaluating and assisting when required, predictive maintenance (PdM) condition monitoring of electrical equipment and assist the Reliability team with trending to predict failure modes. You will build a strong reliability and maintenance culture within the area maintenance groups and increase the integrity of site electrical systems.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Review, develop and update equipment preventative maintenance
  • Work with our Reliability Engineering group to ensure that predictive and preventative maintenance plans and strategies are in place to maximize the area equipment reliability and availability
  • Assist with the scope development for major and turnaround maintenance events
  • Pursue maintenance learning through continuous improvement of maintenance procedures
  • Monitor new project design and construction with input into the design
  • Participate in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions and help develop solutions
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to
  • Maintain complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position 
  • Review and apply continuous improvement opportunities to safe work practices, procedures and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution
  • Develop knowledge of site craft to a higher level of understanding with respect to operation and maintenance utilizing Infrared thermography and motor condition monitoring

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Eight years’ experience working in mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, petro-chemical or a similar heavy industrial environment
  • Experience in the 600 V, 5 kV, and 13.8 kV equipment ranges
  • An Electrical Engineering Technologist Diploma with a Valid Alberta Journeyperson Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Certificate in an electrical trade
  • A deep understanding of maintenance and operations as related to the safe and efficient production of bitumen
  •  A thorough understanding of PLCs, VFDs, UPS, motor control centers, switchgear, motorized actuated valves, relays, motors, substation and other electrical equipment
  • Familiarity with computerized management systems
  • Strong initiative, problem solving and analytical skills
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Demonstrated strong social, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse trades team in a safety focused environment
  • Ability to seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace to understand not just what you do but why you do it
  • Desire to ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems
  • Continuous improvement mindset with strong analytical and decision-making capacity

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our camp-based Fort Hills mining site, located in Alberta’s Athabasca region, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • The shift schedule is a 7 days on /7 days off rotation (7 days on, 7 days off, 12 hour shifts)
  • This position is safety sensitive

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Trade & Operators

Job Segment: Electrical, Engineer, Sustainability, Electrical Engineering, Offshore Oil, Engineering, Energy

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