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Maintenance Manager

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Date: Apr 13, 2018

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

Job Overview

Reporting to the director, non-process assets, the maintenance manager will be responsible for the safe, reliable and cost effective maintenance of all Fort Hills non-process assets. This includes leading a high performance maintenance organization and contractor base as well as a key facilitation role in managing the cross functional team for effective identification, planning, preparation, and execution of all maintenance related work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure compliance to Suncor environmental, health and safety policies
  • Operationalize all aspects of Fort Hills safety work for the maintenance organization including processes, tools, audits, inspections, investigations, and stewardship to ensure an active safety culture and leadership
  • Ensure maintenance standards, procedures, and organizational competency are reviewed and updated to meet current legislation, codes and guidelines
  • Facilitate cross functional meetings to screen, evaluate, prioritize, and manage execution of scheduled and break-in maintenance work to the most cost effective and reliable outcome
  • Effective integration with reliability, and electrical and instrumentation to trouble shoot equipment failures, identify root causes, and make necessary repairs
  • Ensure quality predictive and preventative maintenance plans and strategies are in place and executed as required
  • Prepare departmental annual maintenance budget and effectively steward within prescribed target range
  • Prepare and deliver monthly maintenance department stewardship report
  • Work with Supply Chain for vendor strategy execution and effective parts procurement, delivery and warehousing  
  • Oversee performance management of maintenance organization and contractor base

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • A diploma or degree from an accredited post-secondary institution is preferred
  • A journeyman trade certification in a relevant core trade and/or certification as a Facility Management Professional is preferred
  • 10 or more years of  industry related maintenance, operations, and/or commissioning experience
  • 5 to 10 years of progressive building services and contractor management experience
  • Personnel and process safety management and leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Alberta Building Codes

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong solution based, collaborative, results focused leadership style with excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of risk-based decision making and risk management
  • Ability to evaluate, make recommendations and execute to timely resolution
  • Proficient in the preparation and delivery of safety investigations, performance management, budgets, operational plans, and technical reports.
  • Ability to utilize SAP proficiently as a management tool to plan, schedule, prioritize, and steward the overall maintenance program effectively
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain a high performing team
  • Understand complex processes, and strive to develop and implement continuous improvement and creative process enhancements

Working Conditions

  • This is a camp based position at the Fort Hills site
  • The shift schedule is a 4 days on/3 days off rotation

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 communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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