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Application Engineer

Date: Apr 4, 2019

LOCATION: Sarnia, Ontario (CA-ON)

Why you should join us:

As a leader in the application of model-based control and real-time optimization (RTO), you will be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate and grow your skills as a valued cross-functional team member. As a self-starter who takes pride in having a positive impact on the people you work with and the work you do, you will be the Advanced Process Control (APC) expert for one of our Sarnia refinery complexes with front-line accountability for the DMCPLUS and RTO applications in that complex. With control technologies continuing to advance and the refinery always driving for enhanced performance, our history would indicate that this role will provide ample opportunity for personal growth across all refinery complexes.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Develop, implement, maintain and enhance APC applications to improve our refinery’s margins and ensure safe, reliable unit operation
  • Provide technical support and direction to operations working with the cross-functional team (CFT)
  • 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
  • Build strong positive relationships while coordinating 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

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Three years of APC experience with model-based control technologies such as DMCplus or RMPC
  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a process control specialization or a Master’s degree in Chemical Process Control
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Relevant real-time optimization experience
  • A professional engineer, or eligible for professional engineer designation
  • Proven strong working knowledge of KT, DMCplus and RMPC tools
  • Knowledge and application of operational technology (OT)
  • Highly motivated individual with continuous improvement mindset, strong analytical skills and decision-making capacity
  • A self-starter with demonstrated written, verbal, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Solid leadership, integrity and strong communication skills to interact with all levels of leadership

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

  • You will work out of our Sarnia refinery in Ontario, located at 1900 St. Clair Parkway
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • This position is safety sensitive
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple changing priorities, challenging demands, and strict deadlines
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible individuals

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 – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision 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

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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.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

Job Segment: Application Engineering, Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Refinery, Sustainability, Engineering, Energy

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