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Industrial Hygiene Student

Date: Dec 1, 2020

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. 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.

Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and 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

Student positions (including co-ops and interns) at Suncor are more than just a work term. They provide you with significant and meaningful work experiences to help enable you to figure out where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our students go on to become permanent Suncor employees after they graduate! You will work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the energy industry, and your work assignments and mentoring will offer you outstanding academic and career growth.

In this role you will provide important support and document control within the industrial hygiene team and you’ll have the opportunity to provide hands-on assistance to the various operation areas in order to meet regulatory requirements.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Engage in multiple projects in different operating areas within Industrial Hygiene
  • Perform sampling, field inspections, surveys and site visits to various areas
  • Analyze data in the Cority database and perform statistical analysis
  • Enter data into the Cority database and ensure all information is entered accurately
  • Assist with the development of documentation: written programs, safe work instructions, standards, etc. as well as design, develop or present industrial hygiene training materials
  • Complete hazard identification surveys and assist with performing Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) audits
  • Conduct surveys (noise, lighting, ergonomics, ventilation, welding, hydrocarbons, NORM etc.)

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Current enrolment in a formal co-op or internship program in 3rd or 4th year Occupational Health and Safety (Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Occupational Health, etc.) or Sciences (Toxicology, Chemical or Environmental Engineering with previous exposure to health and safety regulations/codes or standards) at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term (attach your transcripts with your application)
  • Knowledge in Safety/Industrial Hygiene: hazard recognition, evaluation, and control principles; engineering fundamentals; management; inspection and audit processes; measurement techniques
  • A self-starter mind-set, capable of taking initiative
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license 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:

  • Intermediate computer skills with intermediate to advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Understanding and working knowledge of pertinent provincial and federal regulatory Acts and Regulations (OHS, etc.) would be beneficial
  • Experience working in a similar industrial hygiene support capacity in an industrial facility
  • A continuous improvement mindset and are able to seek greater knowledge and understanding of the systems, process and hazards in the workplace
  • A zero-tolerance for shortcuts, and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it

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

  • You will work out of our Base Plant Mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with a rotational on-call schedule for after-hours support (which may include driving to and from site)
  • This is an 8-month work term, starting in January 2021

Why Suncor?

Start your career at 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 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.

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: Students & New Grads