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Plant Operator, Secondary Extraction

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Date: Jan 11, 2018

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

Job Overview

Reporting to the shift supervisor, you will be responsible for operating plant equipment in the assigned operating unit in a safe and efficient manner. You will operate, monitor and adjust plant equipment and process variables to optimize production in an environmentally responsible manner.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop operations procedures, hazardous energy isolation sheets and operator rounds, as well as perform commissioning and start up activities, and participate in the operator training program (all prior to startup)
  • Operate plant equipment safely according to established practices, procedures and operating guidelines
  • Conduct regular equipment checks and perform basic troubleshooting
  • Maintain equipment by conducting preventative maintenance including regular equipment checks, troubleshooting, diagnosing a problem, prepare equipment for maintenance, performing basic repairs, initiating maintenance request and preparing area for maintenance
  • Ensure the safety of personnel working within the assigned area and ensure personal protective equipment and other plant policies are followed during operations

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Relevant hydrocarbon or petrochemical operating experience within oil sands, refining, petrochemical, gas plants and/or upgrading and/or pulp and paper
  • Commissioning, start-up and shut-down, and/or turnaround experience within an paraffinic froth treatment plant would be an asset
  • Experience coaching, training and/or mentoring junior staff 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:

  • Process safety management (PSM) knowledge is an asset
  • Ability to read and understand process and instrument diagrams
  • Working knowledge of procedure writing and updating; Work Notification Skills would be an asset (SAP)
  • An exceptionally strong safety mindset
  • Strong problem solving, prioritization, communication and decision making skills

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
  • Requires some heavy lifting, use of ladders and working on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers 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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JOB CATEGORY: Trade & Operators

Job Segment: Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy

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