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Millwright, Maintenance Primary Extraction

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Date: Apr 22, 2017

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

Job Overview

We’re looking for skilled millwrights to join the Fort Hills primary extraction maintenance team! In this role, you will be responsible for supporting 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

  • Conduct inspections, repairs, equipment overhauls and preventative maintenance for all industrial machinery, mechanical equipment in a workshop and field environment
  • Perform tasks including rotating equipment alignment, troubleshooting (turbines, fans, blowers, bearings, seals, hydraulics, etc.), removing and replacing components on conveyors, rotary wet screens, pumps, gearboxes and sizers
  • Operate a variety of rigging and lifting equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, maintenance manuals and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Execute maintenance activities including installation, troubleshooting and repairs to all systems / equipment to a high quality to ensure optimum reliability and availability
  • Plan and estimate safe, efficient and cost effective execution of jobs while minimizing the impact on operations and incurred costs
  • Actively participate in post-failure analysis and root cause discussions and contribute to developing solutions
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to and maintain complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position
  • Assist in maintaining complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Three or more years of post-apprenticeship experience working in the maintenance area of a heavy industrial environment (e.g. mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, petrochemical, etc.)
  • Primary extraction (ore preparation plant (OPP) facilities, extraction and tailings) experience
  • Valid Alberta Journeyman Millwright Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Millwright Certificate; attach your journeyman / red seal ticket with your application in order 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:

  • Ability to read and interpret equipment specifications, engineering drawings, blueprints, charts, and tables, or study sample parts as required
  • In-depth knowledge and application of technical requirements and quality standards and a strong understanding of maintenance and operations
  • Familiar with computerized maintenance management systems
  • An exceptionally strong safety and environmental mindset and proven safety training, knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and environmental standards and guidelines
  • 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 commitment to continuous improvement within safe work practices, procedures, and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution
  • You constantly ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

Working Conditions

  • Start date: April/May 2017
  • 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 (12-hour shifts)
  • You must be willing to work night shifts as needed
  • 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

About Fort Hills
Travel just 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and you'll find Fort Hills, the largest undeveloped oil sands mining asset in the region with more than 50 years of life expectancy. Fort Hills is being developed in a joint venture between Suncor, Total and Teck Resources, and Suncor is the site operator.

Fort Hills is a camp based work site with brand new lodge-style accommodations for contractors and employees. You'll either fly to and from work or bus-in/bus-out from Fort McMurray. Flexible travel assistance may also be available to get you to and from our hubs if you live in Western Canada.

Our lodges are modern, with comfortable living quarters and free, fresh meals. You'll also enjoy:

  • Movie theatre
  • A multi-sports/gymnasium complex available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • A games room
  • A golf simulator
  • Convenience store
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Market-style cafeteria and more.

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 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Not sure if this particular listing is the right opportunity for you? Please join our Talent Community at and click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so if you are interested and qualified, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Trade & Operators

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

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