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Date: Sep 24, 2017

LOCATION: Sarnia, Ontario (CA-ON)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, process automation, you will be the advanced process control (APC) expert for one of our Sarnia refinery’s complexes. You will develop, implement, maintain and enhance APC applications to improve our refinery’s margins and ensure safe, reliable unit operation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical support and direction to operations working with the cross-functional team
  • Participate in hazard analyses and Kepner-Tregoe (KT) problem solving sessions for an assigned zone
  • Provide front-line support for real-time optimization of the asset
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to solve problems and make improvements to process units
  • Prepare stewardship reports and communicate APC performance on uptime and the quality of control performance
  • Ensure consistency of APC applications across our refinery
  • Provide leadership to alarm management improvement initiatives within your assigned complex

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Three or more years of APC experience with model-based control technologies (i.e. DMCplus, RMPC)
  • Bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with a process control specialization or master’s degree in chemical process control
  • Professional engineer, or eligible for professional engineer designation, is strongly preferred
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and application of information technology, specifically real-time optimization
  • Continuous improvement mindset with strong analytical and decision-making capacity
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Possess solid leadership and communication skills to interact with all levels of leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple and changing priorities under tight deadlines

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive

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. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities 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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