Recruitment for planned maintenance events

Male worker at the Sarnia Refinery. He is wearing a blue hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves and coveralls. He is checking a yellow tag on a valve.

We regularly conduct planned maintenance events – sometimes referred to as turnarounds – at our facilities. Large, planned maintenance events provide opportunities for both preventive maintenance and capital replacement, which are expected to improve reliability and operational efficiency of our assets.

Our planned maintenance events generally occur on routine cycles, determined by historical operating performance, recommended usage factors or regulatory requirements. The duration of a planned maintenance event can vary – several days for a minor annual maintenance to several weeks for a major maintenance event occurring only every few years.

During this time, we need a variety of skilled tradespeople to perform a wide range of maintenance activities throughout the site, with the potential of hiring several hundred contract employees through our strategic contractors.

Safety above all else: Our commitment

It is important that everyone coming to our sites understands our safety expectations. Safety is our collective responsibility. It requires all of us to work together to know and most importantly, understand the safety processes in place.

More on health and safety at Suncor

Travel and accommodations

Contractors coming to Suncor and Syncrude sites should plan their trip with the assistance of their company or their designated travel coordinator. Often pre-access tasks are required to be completed before coming to site; this includes site orientation or having a badge issued and ready for arrival.

View contractor travel information

Upcoming planned maintenance events 

Regional planned maintenance events

Manachihta logo

All our optimized regional planned events for 2024 fall under Project Manachihta. It includes maintenance events at Syncrude, Base Plant and Fort Hills.

Manachihta (ma-na-chi-ta) is Cree for “respect” and carries on Syncrude’s tradition of Indigenous-inspired project names as part of the Journey of Reconciliation. The word reflects our value of acting with integrity and how we approach our responsibilities by being open, honest, respectful and transparent.

Syncrude: Q2, 2024
Base Plant: Q2, 2024
Fort Hills: Q2, 2024

Syncrude, Q2, 2024

Sunrise over Syncrude’s Mildred Lake Upgrader
Sunrise over Syncrude’s Mildred Lake Upgrader.

Already a member of the Project Manachihta team?

View more information

Our building trade contractors

Ask your union hall about opportunities to work on Syncrude’s 2024 Project Manachihta with the following building trades contractors.