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Reliability Mining Engineer – Fort Hills

Job Details

Job ID#: 1223
Location: Alberta, Canada

Closing Date: December 31, 2016


Reporting directly to the Senior Reliability Engineer, and working closely with Maintenance & Operations Leaders, as the Reliability Engineer you will help support and develop the maintenance strategies for the Mine Mobile Equipment fleets.


  • Develop equipment strategies, maintenance procedures and spare parts strategies for auxiliary and support equipment assets within the mine
  • Develop expertise in reliability engineering techniques (Reliability Centered Maintenance, Failure Mode Effects Analysis) and apply as appropriate
  • Create and/or support standards and procedures for the various departments within the mine while interacting with vendors to ensure build schedules, targets and budgets are met
  • Support development of maintenance/reliability initiatives such as remote health monitoring, ground engaging tool tracking programs, oil monitoring program development, services strategy, truck fleet tire management and structural inspection programs


Suncor is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • P. Eng designation or eligible for registration with APEGA
  • Two to five years relevant experience
  • Experience with mobile mining equipment and/or mechanical systems considered an asset

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as work alone to complete tasks on time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


  • Travel to Fort Hills site is required (frequency will increase during construction and commission & start up phases)

Put yourself in our picture. At Suncor, we’re invested in your success. We want you to have a job you’re genuinely excited about – as well as opportunities to learn, grow and challenge yourself. Student internships offer varied project opportunities that will enhance your studies and can sometimes lead to permanent, full-time employment status.
Travel just 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and you’ll find Fort Hills, the largest undeveloped oil sands mining asset in the region with more than 50 years of life expectancy. Fort Hills is being developed in a joint venture between Suncor, Total and Teck Resources, and Suncor is the site operator.

Fort Hills is a fly-in/fly-out work site with brand new lodge-style accommodations for contractors and employees. You’ll fly to and from work with Sunjet, Suncor’s private airline, from one of our hubs in Western Canada. Flexible travel assistance may also be available to get you to and from our hubs if you live in Western Canada. Our lodges are modern, with comfortable living quarters and free, fresh meals. You’ll also enjoy:

  • two movie theaters
  • a multi-sports/gymnasium complex available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • a games room
  • a golf simulator
  • convenience store
  • chef prepared meals
  • market-style cafeteria, and more.

Suncor Energy is Canada’s energy company – meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.
And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.
As part of Suncor’s team, you’ll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada’s largest energy company – one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.
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