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 – also 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.

Upcoming planned maintenance events

Base Plant U2: Q3/Q4 2023
Fort Hills: Q3 2023
Syncrude: Q2/Q4 2023

How to apply

Interested in working and joining the team during a planned maintenance event?

Contact your union hall for opportunities and join our team as one of the quality strategic contractors that will perform the work on these projects.

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.

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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.

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