Pipeline Facility Operator

AB, Canada
Posted On Jun 16 2020 Jul 16 2020

Why you should join us:


Our pipelines group currently manages and maintains 1,000 miles of pipelines across Canada and the United States. We strive to develop and manage Pipelines projects in a way that enhances economic prosperity, promotes social well-being, and preserves a healthy environment. We are currently looking for a hardworking, hands-on and proactive professional who enjoys working remotely and autonomously. Bring you proven mechanical aptitude to our dynamic team and operate out of our Fort McMurray, Alberta location working on a wide variety of equipment and processes, some of which are technically challenging and technically advanced.


You will use your expertise to:

  • Show dedication and support to our Journey to Zero safety culture and programs  
  • Ensure safe monitoring and maintenance of pipeline facility sites in the Wood Buffalo region to improve performance
  • Participate actively in pipeline integrity projects such as completion of regularly scheduled weekly pipeline maintenance, and facility inspections and monitoring
  • Coordinate, supervise, and permit third party contractors
  • Monitor pipeline right of ways to identify potential encroachments and respond to pipeline emergencies
  • Supervise third party service contractors during pipeline excavations, repairs and construction projects as required
  • Prepare equipment isolation on gas and liquid pipeline facilities and inspect equipment for malfunction; perform minor repairs and adjustments to improve performance
  • Prepare reports, work orders and notifications using the SAP processes in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to lesser-experienced operating and maintenance team members
  • Attend Oil Spill and Emergency Response Exercises

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


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years’ experience in pipeline, oil and gas, pulp and paper or another related industrial facility
  • Proven experience around operating rotating equipment
  • Strong communication skills to build strong positive relationships with diverse groups
  • Experience with environmental, health and safety standards and use of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) / Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV’s) for routine pipeline maintenance activities
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Valid oil field safety certifications
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • In-depth knowledge of safely depressurizing, purging, pressurizing natural gas and liquid pipeline operating facilities, as well as pipeline pigging and integrity processes
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • A post-secondary technical education
  • Spill Responder Training
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • A self-starter who is knowledgeable in pipeline operations procedures, policies and practices, and oil spill response

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

  • You will work out of our Pipeline Field Office in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • The weekly shift schedule is 8 days on 6 day off (10-hour days) and you will be required to provide on-call rotational support
  • This position is safety sensitive
  • Travel between remote locations next to nature utilizing ATV’s / UTV’s as needed
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities, challenging demands, and strict deadlines
  • You will be required to perform some heavy lifting, use of ladders and working on elevated work sites with the ability to perform in a variety of different environments both indoor and outdoor as well as within confined spaces
  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory. Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible individuals

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 – 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

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.


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