Suncor Welder, Maintenance Secondary Extraction in Fort Hills, United States

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Date:Nov 28, 2016

LOCATION:Fort Hills, Wood Buffalo, Alberta (CA-AB)JOB NUMBER:9368

Job Overview

Are you a certified welder, looking to join our Fort Hills secondary maintenance team? Reporting to the shift supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting the Fort Hills mine maintenance team by safely maintaining the heavy equipment fleet to ensure optimum reliability and availability of the assets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute all planned and break in welding repairs, build-up for line-boring and fabrication, as required

  • Perform minor welding and/or structural repairs

  • Provide preventative maintenance support in the field and in the shop

  • Assist with essential rigging in the field and operate rigging for moving equipment with mobile equipment and lifting devices

  • Examine welds and ensure that they meet standards and/or specifications

  • Actively participate in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions, and contribute to developing solutions

  • Read work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and diagrams related to the work assignment; write and review work scope and hazard/risk assessment

  • Clean and prepare base metals using bevellers, grinders, air nibblers, and cleaning chemicals

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Three or more years of post-apprenticeship experience maintaining mining heavy equipment in a maintenance environment with a valid B-Pressure and Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welding ticket

  • B-Pressure welding on stainless, chromium carbide overlay as well as carbon steel valid CWB certification

  • Paraffinic Froth Treatment (PFT) experience is an asset

  • Valid Alberta Journeyman Welder Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman Welder Certificate; attach your Journeyman / Red Seal ticket with your application in order to be considered

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to read and interpret equipment specifications, engineering drawings, blueprints, charts, and tables, or study sample parts as required

  • In-depth knowledge and application of technical requirements and quality standards and a strong understanding of maintenance and operations

  • An exceptionally strong safety and environmental mindset: proven safety training, knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and environmental standards and guidelines

  • You continually seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it; a strong commitment to continuous improvement within safe work practices, procedures, and standards to ensure safe and reliable work execution

  • You constantly ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

Working Conditions

  • Start date: April/May 2017

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive

  • This is a camp-based position at the Fort Hills site

  • Shift schedule is a seven days on/seven days off rotation (seven days on, seven days off, seven nights on, seven nights off; 12-hour shifts)

  • You will be required to perform some heavy lifting, use of ladders and working on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers with the ability to perform in a variety of different environments both indoor and outdoor as well as within confined spaces

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

About Fort Hills

Travel just 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and you'll find Fort Hills, the largest undeveloped oil sands mining asset in the region with more than 50 years of life expectancy. Fort Hills is being developed in a joint venture between Suncor, Total and Teck Resources, and Suncor is the site operator.

Fort Hills is a camp based work site with brand new lodge-style accommodations for contractors and employees. You'll either fly to and from work with Sunjet, Suncor's private airline, from one of our hubs in Western Canada or bus-in/bus-out from Fort McMurray. Flexible travel assistance may also be available to get you to and from our hubs if you live in Western Canada.

Our lodges are modern, with comfortable living quarters and free, fresh meals. You'll also enjoy:

  • Movie theatre

  • A multi-sports/gymnasium complex available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • A games room

  • A golf simulator

  • Convenience store

  • Chef prepared meals

  • Market-style cafeteria and more.

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 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 atwww.suncor.comand click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so if you are interested and qualified, apply now.

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