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Millwright, Maintenance Secondary Extraction

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Date: Feb 2, 2018

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

Job Overview

We’re looking for skilled millwrights to join our Fort Hills mining project. You will be responsible for supporting the maintenance and operations of our Fort Hills assets by performing maintenance activities safely, efficiently and to a high quality.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct inspections, repairs, equipment overhauls, installations 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 rigging and lifting equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, maintenance manuals and schematic drawings to determine our work procedures
  • 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 help to develop creative solutions
  • Ensure that our preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to and maintain complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • Three or more years post-apprenticeship experience working in a maintenance area in a heavy industrial environment (e.g. mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, petrochemical, etc.)
  • Paraffinic froth treatment (PFT) experience is an asset
  • Valid Alberta Journeyperson Certificate Millwright or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Certificate Millwright; attach your journeyman / red seal ticket with your application in order to be considered
  • Two year technologist diploma is considered an asset
  • 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 deep understanding of maintenance and operations
  • Familiar with computerized maintenance management systems
  • An extraordinarily strong safety and environmental mindset, 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 dedication 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

  • 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
  • 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
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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