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Electrician, Maintenance Utilities

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Date: Dec 4, 2017

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

Job Overview

We’re looking for highly motivated journeymen electricians who are passionate about working on our Fort Hills site. Reporting to the supervisor, utilities maintenance electrical and instrumentation, you will support the maintenance and operations of the Fort Hills assets by performing maintenance activities safely, efficiently and to a high quality to ensure optimum reliability and availability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute maintenance activities including installation, troubleshooting and repairs to industrial systems and devices, ensuring quality, reliability and availability (equipment includes electrical safety systems, switchgear, transformers, motors, generators, medium-voltage variable frequency drives, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for large industrial systems up to 13.8KV)
  • Follow strict electrical safe work practices as defined by our Suncor standards, the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) and Z462 standard
  • Perform hands-on commissioning and startup of utilities systems, including construction walk downs
  • Participate actively in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions and contribute to developing sound, cost-effective solutions
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance standards and guidelines are adhered to for all work
  • Assist in maintaining complete and accurate records associated with technical issues and preventative maintenance aspects of this position
  • Review and apply a continuous improvement mindset to practices, procedures and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution
  • Maintain clear and concise field notes to be logged and passed onto other parties

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • Two to five years of post-apprenticeship maintenance experience working in a heavy industrial process environment involving power generation and/or fluid systems
  • Commissioning and startup experience is an asset
  • Valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Certificate in the Electrical trade; attach your Journeyman / Red Seal ticket with your application to be considered
  • Two year technologist diploma is an asset
  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge and application of technical requirements and quality standards
  • Deep understanding of maintenance and operations and the ability to work in a multi-skilled environment
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting equipment specifications, equipment manuals, engineering drawings (especially single-line), and equipment data sheets
  • Display a strong safety and environmentally-conscious mindset
  • Strong communication and effective collaboration with diverse groups in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • This is a camp-based position at the Fort Hills site
  • The shift schedule is a seven days on/seven days off rotation (seven days on, seven days off, seven nights on, seven nights off;12-hour shifts)
  • You will be required to perform some heavy lifting, use of ladders and working on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers with the ability to perform in a variety of different environments both indoor and outdoor as well as within confined spaces

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

Our mission to create energy for a better world begins with caring about the communities we live and work in, while responding to your interests and concerns. Read our Suncor Connections newsletter to see how we're living up to our commitment to keeping you informed.

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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