Opportunity: Building Operator 4th and 5th class Power Engineer
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Schedule: 7 days on, 7 days off, 12 hours per day
Housing: Camp accommodations are provided
Travel: Flights to and from Calgary and Edmonton
Job Location: Suncor Fort Hills
Report to: On shift General Foreman

Opportunity Description:

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and detail-oriented. The candidate must be organized and have proven capabilities in multi-tasking, problem solving and prioritizing workloads.

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Maintenance Services, the Building Operator is responsible for the daily operation and preventive maintenance of various building mechanical systems, and general building repairs.

The building operator has overall responsibility for the safe, efficient, and economical operations of the buildings they are appointed to.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

  • Abide by all Corporate Health & Safety regulations and policies and ensure compliance with any and all applicable government regulations
  • Comply with company policies and procedures at all times and ensure building standards and efficiencies are maintained
  • Conduct appropriately at all times and present an acceptable appearance while on site performing the duties of the position;
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the building operations including but not limited to HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing etc.
  • Complete minor maintenance and repairs as required; including, but not limited to, belt & filter replacement, lamp replacement, housekeeping of common areas, washroom and plumbing repair work, etc.
  • Operates, adjusts, regulates, maintains and trouble shoots the building mechanical and electrical systems, to ensure proper functioning with respect to safety, economy and comfort
  • Conduct regular site inspections ensuring the building equipment is operating in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Carry out minor maintenance requirements on a scheduled or periodic basis;
  • Provide backup to other members of the crew with trouble and problem investigations and solutions and assist with investigative projects related to other building equipment, systems, and operating parameters as directed;
  • Conduct forensic investigation so that not only the symptom of the problem is fixed but a long-term solution has been determined;
  • Report any major maintenance issues to immediate supervisor and initiate work orders;
  • Assist various tradesmen with the maintenance and repair of systems;
  • Perform administrative work as required such as Entry of work notifications and documenting plant operational conditions;
  • Conduct regular interior, exterior and roof inspections of properties for damage and perform or arrange repairs;
  • Checks operation of zoning and mixing valves, calibrates thermostats and makes corrective repairs;
  • Adjusts computer control parameters for function, load and ambient conditions; Instead of adjust it may want to say identify issues and move forward arranging repairs
  • Logs and analyze energy use;
  • Checks and makes general repairs to electrical systems, replaces belts, light bulbs, fluorescent ballasts and fuses when required;
  • Checks operation of back-up diesel generators;
  • Repairs, oils, greases all mechanical parts on a scheduled basis;
  • Adjusts, maintains and calibrates building automatic controls;
  • Cleans equipment as required;
  • Monitors building energy management systems making adjustments as necessary for total automated control with respect to occupancy comfort and economical operation;
  • Responds to emergency situations as directed by the Supervisor;
  • Ability to deal with a variety of situations requiring independent action, judgment, and initiative in a self-directed managing environment which involves disruptive task changes with time constraint issues;
  • Must be receptive to change, adapting to changing circumstances, and making suggestions for improvements;
  • Provides input for the development and continued updating of the preventive maintenance programs;
  • Advises the Supervisor, Maintenance Services of the need for changes to operational procedures and policies to make the system run more smoothly;
  • Create and maintain building operating manuals, policies, procedures and fire and life safety programs;
  • Respond to after hour calls and or emergencies;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Maintenance Services. Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Knowledge;


Qualifications, Experience, Education, and Knowledge

  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Superior troubleshooting capabilities
  • Supervise subordinate employees, contractors and service personnel
  • Possess a current Class 5 Building Operator or 4th Class Alberta Power Engineering or Building Operator Certificate
  • Collaborative worker and effective member of a team
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Detail oriented and good organization skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work overtime and respond to emergencies
  • Mechanical or related electrical trade certification from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade 12 secondary school education or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer literate
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience
  • Experience in an Operating Plant would be considered an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical/electrical blueprints
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driver abstract
  • Good oral and written communication in English
  • Knowledge and understanding of Alberta Building Code
  • Experience in Permitting, being an Area Authority and SAP is considered an assets
  • Practical knowledge with the use of hand tools and testing equipment related to building operations

Working Conditions

  • Required to work at heights
  • Required to work alone in a self-managing role or in a team environment
  • Working indoors and outdoors in an environment that may be characterized by excessive exposure to a wide range of environmental conditions such as heat, dust, noise, fumes and changes in temperature and weather
  • Required to work both indoors and outdoors or in equipment rooms where conditions may be outside the human comfort level
  • Climbing on roofs, handling a variety of tools requiring dexterity, and internal examination of equipment.

Fort McKay Alcor – Your Local & Aboriginal Site Services Solution

Should you meet the requirements listed above, please email your resume tocareers@fortmckayalcor.ca