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Supervisor, Mine Dispatch

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Date: Jun 16, 2017

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

Job Overview

Do you want to be an integral part of the operation of a brand new mine? Reporting to the production manager, Fort Hills, you will be responsible for operating mining dispatch software to ensure accurate and productive daily operations. You will also serve as the central communicator for mine production and safety, including emergency events.

Key Accountabilities

  • Capture, validate, and record mine site data through the Dispatch Modular Mining System while identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ensure oil sands production meets the blend quality on an hour-by-hour basis and is optimized toward having a continuous flow
  • Ensure overburden/waste placement is in line with the plans for material utilization
  • Monitor effective mining methods which includes a safe efficient shift change without adversely affecting ore feed to the primary extraction plant
  • Work closely with control room operator counterparts to ensure optimal froth production and to ensure alignment on priorities as well as staying informed on the current and future status of the operation
  • Coordinate people, machinery, and equipment, to achieve optimal production in accordance with mine plan priorities
  • Foster a positive and productive working relationship between team members and with other functions, including front line leaders, mine engineering teams, and mine management
  • Ensure that information required to make production decisions is readily available and accurate

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Two or more years of dispatch experience in an open pit mining environment
  • Post-secondary education in mining engineering would be an asset
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of mining-specific dispatcher software systems
  • Exceptionally strong verbal communication skills to effectively relay messages to heavy equipment operators and supervisors via radio
  • Knowledge of flight planning and/or air traffic control is an asset
  • Strong safety mindset; 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
  • Ability to multitask and make quick, effective decisions while remaining calm in a dynamic environment
  • You constantly ask what could change and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

Working Conditions

  • This role requires you to be able to pay attention for long periods of time and retain/recall information in a high-stress environment
  • This position has been identified as being 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 (seven days on, seven days off, seven nights on, seven days off; 12-hour shifts)

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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