Process Operator Trainee

Suncor - Fort McMurray, Canada

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  • Ensure the safety of people, equipment, and the environment and that plant policies are followed
  • Learn all operating units within the assigned progression at the facility and progress in increasing levels of responsibility at the site
  • Perform plant operation duties for smooth and efficient operations and ensure shift changes are well communicated
  • Report and appropriately flag all plant-related issues beyond your scope to your leader
  • Prepare and complete daily area logs and communicate significant changes and findings in a timely manner
  • Provide direction and supervision to the maintenance and contract personnel as required
  • Ensure timely action and process adjustments during plant upsets that are consistent with operational objectives and target outputs
  • Prepare equipment and systems for maintenance and commissioning
  • Maintain housekeeping at a high level to ensure a safe work environment

Required Qualifications


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • One year of experience in plant operations
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • A proven mechanical aptitude for hands-on operation of plant equipment
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to make timely decisions associated with process upsets
  • An adaptive work style with an ability to handle multiple priorities, challenging demands and function positively in a dynamic work environment
  • A zero-tolerance for shortcuts, and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it
  • The ability to anticipate potential problems and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions, as well as having a strong sense of accountability
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values

Preference for:

  • Experience in heavy oil processing, sour gas processing, water treatment, power plants or refinery operations
  • Your 4th Class Power (Operating) Engineering certification (or higher)

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

  • You will work out of our East Tank Farm site in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • The shift schedule is a 12-hour rotation of days and nights (six on, six off)
  • This position is safety sensitive

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


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

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jan 5, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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