Instrumentation Technician

Suncor - Commerce City, Colorado

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Job ID 32442

  • Perform calibrations, loop checking, troubleshooting, repair, and start-up on field devices
  • Provide technical assistance to other instrument personnel in order to improve competency levels
  • Collaborate with our reliability technicians to troubleshoot problems on vibrating equipment
  • Find opportunities to improve the reliability of the refinery’s equipment
  • Utilize charts and data to conduct analysis and properly diagnose rotating equipment failures
  • Improve uptime production numbers by providing calibration accuracy and reliability
  • Exhibit ownership by responding to callouts and emergencies and providing major maintenance support
  • Understand the refinery business goals and how they relate to the structure
  • Utilize SAP to capture timekeeping, work orders, instrument reports, maintenance and reliability data, and fault codes trend analysis
  • Take decisive action when a quick response is required or under conditions of uncertainty

Required Qualifications


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • An Associate's Degree (or technical equivalent) diploma in the Instrument and Controls field or Electronics Technology
  • A zero-tolerance for shortcuts, and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Five years of recent, practical experience in the maintenance of industrial instrumentation and controls equipment (e.g. calibration of smart transmitters, PLC, DCS, AMS, rebuilding control valves, etc.)
  • Current ISA (Formerly: Instrument Society of America) CCST Certification Level I, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of low voltage distribution systems, DCS control system operation and configuration, PLC operation/programming, electrical/instrument control device settings and calibrations, reading and interpreting circuit, process and instrumentation diagrams
  • The drive to conduct work effectively when obstacles prevent planned work from being conducted
  • The ability to anticipate potential problems and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions, and you have a strong sense of accountability
  • A demonstrated commitment to the environment and safe work practices, and you apply a continuous improvement mindset and strong work ethic
  • Interpersonal communication and collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups to achieve the best results

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

  • You will work out of our Denver Refinery Business Center, located at 5455 Brighton Blvd.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, 5-8 hour shifts Monday through Friday OR  4-10 hour shifts Monday through Thursday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • This is a union represented position under USW 12-477
  • You will be required to perform some heavy lifting, use ladders and work 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

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor, a leading integrated energy company based in Alberta, Canada with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing.

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. 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.

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.

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 offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs and an annual incentive program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 9, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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