Applicants must hold a valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Instrumentation Technician certification as well as a valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician certification.
Applicants must have valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician certification.
Heavy equipment operator
Applicants must possess a minimum of six months experience in the operation of heavy equipment such as haul trucks, graders, dozers and loaders. Consideration will also be given to those with other equipment-related experience in an industrial environment and to those with extensive highway experience operating trucks with trailers or multiple trailers hauling long distance or in a city setting.
Heavy equipment technician
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician certification is required.
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Instrumentation Technician certification is required.
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Millwright certification is required.
Plant operator extraction
Some form of process training (petroleum engineering technology, gas field operations, power engineering, etc.) or Part A of 4th Class Power Engineering certification is required.
Plant operator upgrading
A minimum of a 4th Class Power Engineering certification is required.
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Plumber/Gasfitter certification is required.
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Steamfitter/Pipefitter certification is required.
A minimum of Level 1 certification in the Provincial Warehouse Technician Program is required.
Valid Alberta or Interprovincial Journeyman Welding certification is required. Some areas of the plant also require a B Pressure certificate.
Many jobs at Suncor – especially trades – are regulated by the provincial government. Trades require certification in the province where the job resides. If you have successfully completed your education at an accredited institute for a particular trade in Alberta, you are certified to work in the province. For further information on obtaining certification in a trade, please visit the Alberta government website.
If you have completed your education in the trades in Ontario, you are certified to work in that province. If you have education and experience from another province or country, or would like to check your qualifications to ensure they meet certification specifications, visit the Ontario government website.
You may wish to get your credentials evaluated before applying for a job. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website has information on academic and occupational credentials for nearly 200 professions and trades. The centre does not grant equivalencies or assess credentials. It gives advice and refers people to sources of help. Visit Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for more information.
Provincial assessment services assess academic credentials for a fee. The assessment will tell you how your education compares with educational standards in the province where you plan to work.
We recruit for a number of trade positions including, but not limited to dual ticket instrumentation technicians/electricians, electricians, heavy equipment operators, heavy equipment technicians, millwrights. Search for current opportunities.
We have a fly-in fly-out program for our Firebag and Fort Hills site locations, which is only applicable to those employees and contractors traveling into the Wood Buffalo region, in cases where relocation is not possible. Workers living in the Fort McMurray area will be offered transportation to and from lodge-based sites by bus.
SunLink is designed to help travellers find the information they need for easy, seamless travel. This site includes updated information on bus and flight schedules, and lodges for Suncor Base Plant, Firebag, Fort Hills, Mildred Lake and Aurora. Visit the SunLink website.
Most of our hourly Suncor employees are unionized — it depends on the assigned role, business, and location. Employees working in these positions are members of associations or unions and are subject to the terms of a collective agreement. Collective agreements specify the general terms and conditions of work, such as rates of pay, work schedules and vacation.
Most unionized jobs at Suncor also result in shift work. The most common shift pattern is a 12-hour shift, working three days and three nights, followed by six days off. We offer various shifts depending on the role and the area. During the hiring process, a Suncor recruiter can provide specific information about the union and association agreements may impact your compensation and benefits.
Fort McMurray is a great place to live and work. The community offers a wonderful family-oriented lifestyle for those who enjoy smaller communities and an active outdoor life.
Employees are required to live in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to work at our Base Plant and Syncrude sites.