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Heavy Equipment Technician (Off-Road)

Date: Oct 20, 2021

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 45341

Why you should join us:

Want to work with and be responsible for maintaining the biggest mining equipment as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at Suncor? If you have your off-road certification and are passionate about safety, maintaining heavy equipment, building positive relationships and working within a very dynamic team environment, then this role is definitely for you! You will use your technical knowledge and strong understanding of equipment maintenance to support our mine maintenance team in Fort McMurray, by safely maintaining our heavy equipment fleet to ensure optimum reliability and availability of the assets. Think you’re up for the challenge?

You will use your expertise to:

  • Safely perform maintenance on and operate company provided equipment
  • Run maintenance repairs on our equipment, including troubleshooting hydraulic systems, engines, transmissions, and electronics
  • Remove and replace major components (engines, transmissions, wheel motors, etc.)
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to and maintain complete and accurate records for the technical and preventative aspects of this position
  • Participate in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions to develop solutions
  • Execute all planned maintenance inspections and repairs on all types of heavy and auxiliary equipment
  • Build practices and procedures for repairs and implement approved modifications for the heavy equipment and auxiliary fleet

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Experience with Caterpillar (CAT) auxiliary equipment, Komatsu haul trucks, Komatsu and Hitachi hydraulic shovels and/or CAT7495 & P&H 4100 cable shovels
  • A valid Alberta Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Technician (Off Road) or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic/Technician (Off Road) Certificate; attach your Journeyperson or red seal tickets with your application to be considered
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Prior experience with SAP
  • Exceptional safety mindset and a strong dedication to continuous improvement within safe work practices, procedures, and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution; you do not take or tolerate shortcuts and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it
  • Superior mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient with computers to retrieve data for equipment maintenance
  • Strong work ethic, motivation and initiative and you can make decisions with integrity in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • The proven ability to provide personal and technical mentorship to other team members by building strong, positive relationships

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Base Plant Mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • The shift schedule is a six days on/six days off rotation (three days on, three nights on, six days off; 12-hour shifts)
  • This position is safety sensitive
  • 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
  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory
  • With our operations declared an essential service, we are continuing to operate and are looking to fill business-critical roles at this time. We require qualified and safety-focused employees to help keep things running. In terms of our current recruitment process, we’re doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.’ We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.
  • We are bolstered by the unity across our community and the solidarity across the world. We continue to encourage you to support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Trade & Operators