Instrumentation Technician

AB, Canada
Posted On Jun 29 2020 Jul 29 2020

Why you should join us:


Supporting our people. Caring for our communities. Living our purpose.


With our operations declared an essential service, we are continuing to operate and are looking to fill business-critical roles at this time. We require qualified and safety-focused employees to help keep things running. In terms of our current recruitment process, we’re doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.’ We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.


We are bolstered by the unity across our community and the solidarity across the world. We continue to encourage you to support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether


Are you passionate about safety, maintaining process refinery Instruments, and building positive relationships with your team? Then we have a role for you! As an integral part of the Maintenance team, you will play a critical role in maintaining the reliability of the refinery’s production capabilities. You will participate and assist in establishing an environment that reflects craft flexibility, effectiveness and collaboration as well as opportunities for skill development, diversification, and growth.


You will use your expertise to:


  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide spectrum of instruments including many types of process analyzers, a wide range of process control equipment including magnetostrictive, radar, nuclear, flame detection and an advanced automation (Honeywell DCS / Triconex PLC) control system.
  • Maintain, test and ensure the functionality of the refinery’s Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and associated Emergency Shutdown (ESD) equipment
  • Implement preventative and predictive programs/assignments for instrumentation systems
  • Participate in root cause analysis discussions
  • Maintain equipment histories as required
  • Plan jobs, including the assessment and selection of material
  • Work in a flexible team environment and promote the development, growth and overall effectiveness of the team
  • Work closely with other maintenance and/or production technicians as required to ensure equipment/plant reliability
  • We’d like to review your application if you have…


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years of experience working with industrial Instrumentation and/or advanced process control systems in a large industrial facility
  • A valid Alberta Journeyperson Instrumentation Technician Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Instrumentation Technician Certificate; attach your Journeyperson / Red Seal ticket with your application to be considered
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • A strong safety mindset with proven safe work practices and knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:


  • A diploma in Instrumentation Technology
  • Proficient knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting and analytical skills as well as the ability to make timely decisions
  • The ability to anticipate potential problems and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions, as well as having a strong sense of accountability
  • Strong collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • High motivation and commitment to achieving the best results and delivering the most value with the teams you work with
  • A zero-tolerance for shortcuts, and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it

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


You will work out of our Edmonton refinery in Sherwood Park, located at 801 Petroleum Way

This position is safety sensitive

This position is security sensitive which requires you to clear a criminal history check

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

You will follow a compressed work week schedule which may include required shift work

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 – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose 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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