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Heavy Equipment Technician

Date: Mar 13, 2019

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Want to work with and be responsible for maintaining the biggest mining equipment as an HET at Suncor? If you have both on and 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):

  • Two years of post-apprenticeship experience maintaining mining heavy equipment
  • 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) and Truck and Transport (On Road) Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic/Technician (Off Road) and Truck and Transport (On 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 of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

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 has been identified as 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
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates

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 – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision 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

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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.

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

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