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Rail Terminal Operator

Date: Aug 14, 2019

LOCATION: Grand Junction, Colorado (US-CO)

Why you should join us:


Suncor’s Operations and Logistics’ Distribution group was established to provide outstanding logistics support aligned with the strategic objectives of the Supply, Retail and Wholesale groups. Envision a job where you can use your strong positive work ethic and passion for safety to operate and maintain our rail terminal including receipt, storage, handling, and loading of refined products via rail and truck. With your strong integrity and desire to learn new things, look no further!


You will use your expertise to:

  • Show your dedication and support the terminal operation to improve our safety culture and overall safety performance on our Journey to Zero path
  • Provide mentorship and training to drivers to ensure familiarity with terminal automation, loading equipment, company rules, emergency procedures and safety policies
  • Hook up and offload trucks and complete documentation as required
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment including tank roof inspections, boiler monitoring and tank level verification
  • Monitor equipment conditions regularly and address any deviations in a timely manner
  • Issue or authorize work permits in accordance with our standards
  • Maintain and exchange a detailed account of the day’s activities and actions taken to mitigate risks and to ensure optimal shift transitions
  • Maintain proficiencies by reading and understanding new procedures or relevant changes to the manuals and documentation, and ensure regulatory training and certifications are up to date

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


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • A valid driver’s licence with a driving record acceptable to Suncor
  • Strong communication skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • Proven safety and continuous improvement attitude with the capacity to actively participate in all safety initiatives
  • The capability to work independently and possess strong problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to organization changes and manage multiple tasks and high stress situations
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Two years of experience in rail and / or truck liquid product handling
  • Experience working with computerized equipment such Toptech

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

  • The individual will work out of our Grand Junction terminal office in Colorado, located at 2230 Railroad Avenue
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs and on-call rotation every 5th week
  • This position is safety sensitive and overtime eligible
  • This role requires the individual to perform some heavy lifting, use ladders and work on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers with the ability to perform in an all-weather outdoor environment as well as within confined spaces

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job that will fit your life - 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
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company based in Calgary, Canada. We want you to have 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.

Suncor’s downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Colorado’s only refinery - 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 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Not sure if this particular listing is the right opportunity for you? Please join our Talent Community at and click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Refinery, Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy

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