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Reliability Engineer, Mechanical Maintenance

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Date: Sep 23, 2017

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, reliability, you will work closely with the shovel maintenance group to provide mechanical engineering and equipment reliability support for the base plant shovel fleets. You will support the site maintenance team to provide detailed technical assistance to day-to-day mine operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop equipment strategies and preventive maintenance programs for electric and hydraulic cable shovels
  • Conduct failure, root cause, and incident investigations and develop recommendations and action plans to prevent reoccurrence
  • Develop and maintain condition monitoring strategies and programs such as structural wear measurements and oil analysis
  • Participate in implementing reliability improvement initiatives in conjunction with the equipment asset multi-functional teams
  • Lead technical meetings and small scale projects from conception through to implementation
  • Develop maintenance scopes of work and design small scope engineering solutions for modifications and/or repair
  • Conduct reliability analysis to predict remaining service life and make recommendations for equipment change out or overhaul
  • Develop and manage the shovel structural integrity monitoring program
  • Liaise with shovel vendors and original equipment manufacturers to resolve technical issues

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Four or more years of experience in mobile mining or heavy equipment maintenance and reliability engineering; previous mining operations and shovels experience is an asset
  • Hands on experience in structural assessment and repair
  • Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration with the association of professional engineers and geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) as a professional engineer
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) level 1 welding inspection certification is an asset
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with a working knowledge of SAP
  • Well-developed critical thinking, with an ability to apply logic and challenge assumptions
  • Strong analytical skills including analyzing SAP data, conducting root cause assessment and drawing and presenting conclusions and recommendations
  • You collaborate with others in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • You constantly ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

Working Conditions

  • You will be required to perform work on elevated work sites with the ability to perform in a variety of different environments 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
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

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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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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

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