Heavy Equipment Operator

AB, Canada
Posted On Nov 12 2020 Dec 12 2020

Why you should join us:


Are you looking for a phenomenal opportunity to join our mining team as an HEO? Do you have an extraordinarily strong safety record, experience with operating equipment and do you want to gain rewarding experience in the oil sands industry? If this sounds like you, and if you would like to join our dynamic team in Fort McMurray, then we’d love to hear from you! You will have the opportunity to become a dedicated contributor to our oil sands mining operations, operating either a CAT or Komatsu haul truck.


You will use your expertise to:


  • Participate in our Journey to Zero safety program by operating safely and driving to conditions
  • Follow our operating standards and procedures
  • Operate various makes and models of haul trucks
  • Complete walk-arounds, safety checks and field level risk assessments and ensure the heavy equipment is running properly
  • Report any necessary repairs to the maintenance team or supervisors
  • Report all incidents, damage and near misses immediately
  • Communicate updates to your supervisor to ensure that you meet all goals and objectives

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


Must-haves (minimum requirements):


  • At least one year of experience with operating equipment (haul trucks, wiggle wagon, dozers, graders, excavators) in industries such as mining, civil earthworks, pipelines, sawmills, pulp and paper mills or manufacturing, or highway construction
  • (In your resume, please provide the type and size of the equipment you have operated and length of time of your employment with each company)
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • A strong proven safety mindset, extensive safety training and a best-in-class safety record
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:


  • Experience in an open-pit mining environment
  • A heavy equipment operator ticket
  • Initiative to seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the working environment, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it
  • The ability to fix procedures if they are incorrect and zero tolerance for shortcuts, with a strong continuous improvement mindset
  • Motivation to check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

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


  • You will work out of our Base Plant Mine in Fort McMurray
  • The shift schedule is a six days on/six days off rotation (three days on, three nights on, six days off; 12-hour shifts)
  • This is not a camp-based role, so if you live outside of Fort McMurray, you will be expected to arrange for your own accommodations while on shift
  • This is a temporary assignment with a duration of up to five years, depending on business need
  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive

Why Suncor?


We want you to have a job you’re passionate about – as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself. Suncor is a company where you can significantly grow your skills and career and achieve success.


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. 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 value

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