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Heavy Equipment Technician, Mine Equipment Maintenance

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Date: Mar 9, 2018

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

Job Overview

Reporting to the shift supervisor, you will support our mine maintenance team by safely maintaining our heavy equipment fleet to ensure optimum reliability and availability of the assets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute all planned maintenance inspections and repairs on all types of heavy and auxiliary equipment
  • Running maintenance repairs on our equipment, including troubleshooting hydraulic systems, engines, transmissions, electronics, etc.
  • Remove and replace major components (engines, transmissions, wheel motors, etc.)
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to and maintain complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position
  • Participate in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions to develop solutions
  • Safely operate company provided equipment
  • Build practices and procedures for repairs and implement approved modifications for the heavy equipment and auxiliary fleet

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • Two or more years of post-apprenticeship experience maintaining mining heavy equipment
  • Experience with Caterpillar (CAT) auxiliary equipment, Komatsu haul trucks, Hitachi shovels and P&H 4100 shovels
  • Valid Alberta Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician (Off Road) Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Technician (Off Road) Certificate; attach your journeyman / red seal ticket with your application to be considered
  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge

  • Superior mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient with computers to retrieve data for equipment maintenance
  • Prior experience with SAP is an asset
  • Exceptional safety mindset, you do not take or tolerate shortcuts and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it
  • You continually seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it; a strong dedication to continuous improvement within safe work practices, procedures, and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution
  • You are a highly motivated, self-starter with a strong work ethic who values integrity

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • This is a camp-based position at the Fort Hills site
  • 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)
  • Able to perform some heavy lifting, use ladders and work on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers to perform tasks 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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