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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Sep 5, 2021

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 53761

Why you should join us:

Are you passionate about working with a team of engineers to ensure plant functions remain safe, sustainable, and cost effective? We have a phenomenal development opportunity for Mechanical Engineers with fixed plant-based experience to join our team in Fort McMurray. You will interact with cross-functional teams, maintenance, and operations groups to maintain safe operational capability of process units. Dedication to continuous improvement to provide detailed technical assistance for day-to-day upgrading operations will be paramount.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Provide leadership, by acting as an example, to promote a culture of safe and reliable equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment in complex systems
  • Take initiative in the assessment of emerging and ongoing risks and provide effective mitigation strategies
  • Provide technical expertise for damage mechanism mitigation and assessment for fixed equipment in the Upgrader including: pressure vessels, piping, heat exchangers, storage tanks and furnaces
  • Design and develop equipment repair methods and procedures, complete analysis of failures, and communicate these advanced concepts in detailed technical reports
  • Determine cost advantages of repair alternatives and develop action plans that comply with demands for timely repair of processes/equipment
  • Review engineering studies for equipment repair prepared by junior engineers
  • Collaborate with maintenance and operations to ensure engineered solutions can be implemented safely and will perform in a safe manner
  • Inspect work at external fabrication and repair shops when required
  • Support new equipment installation projects by considering the maintainability and impact of costs on recommended action plans for avoiding/correcting problems during the design phase
  • Conduct an analysis of reliability problems and investigate to determine the required reliability approach to avoid failures

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Maintenance, reliability, and project experience in process plants or refineries
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Been registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Working knowledge of ASME BPVC, ASME B31.3, API 650/653, API 571, API 579, API 580/581
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • A valid 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:

  • SAP Business Warehouse knowledge
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) inspection and repair experience
  • Working knowledge of fitness for service analysis and fixed equipment repair techniques
  • Knowledge in RCM and RBI methodologies
  • Experience working in refineries or large industrial sites

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

  • You will work out of our Base Plant site in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • This position is safety sensitive
  • 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 individuals
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups)
  • Suncor is aware that some job seekers have received false employment offers from an individual or organization posing as Suncor. All recruiting is conducted through our Careers site, your resume needs to be submitted to this site if you would like to be considered for a role. To learn more about false recruiting offers, click here
  • 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

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: Engineering