Area Production Engineer in Commerce City, United States

at Suncor Energy Services
Location Commerce City, United States
Date Posted May 27, 2020
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


LOCATION: Commerce City, Colorado (US-CO)
Why you should join us:
Supporting our people. Caring for our communities. Living our purpose.
With our operations declared an essential service, we are continuing to operate and are looking to fill business-critical roles at this time. We require qualified and safety-focused employees to help keep things running. In terms of our current recruitment process, we’re doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.’ We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.
We are bolstered by the unity across our community and the solidarity across the world. We continue to encourage you to support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether
Are you a highly motivated self-starter who works well within a strong team environment? Are you passionate about safety, problem solving, and continuous improvement? We have a great opportunity for you to join our Downstream business at the Commerce City refinery! Our refinery is the only petroleum refinery in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region, processing 100,000 barrels of oil per day. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical support for the refinery process units as a member of a multi-functional team to promote a safe and environmentally sound facility operation.
You will use your expertise to:
Optimize unit performance through defining unit constraints, solving performance bottlenecks, and identifying energy conservation opportunities to help determine the optimal operating plan
Monitor unit mass balances, catalyst activity, heat exchanger performance, unit yields, and performance of advanced control loops to provide recommended modifications to operating procedures and operational guidelines
Provide leadership on initiatives that will improve safety performance and environmental compliance, lead and participate in root cause analysis related to exceedances, recommend and implement process changes and projects to prevent repeat environmental events, and develop proactive solutions to environmental issues
Oversee and participate in process safety management (PSM) activities such as, management of change (MOC), pre-start up-safety-review (PSSR), and setting, monitoring, and tracking safe operating limits.
Participate and manage incident investigations, including root-cause analysis
Provide technical, troubleshooting, and turnaround support to the cross-functional team which includes operations, maintenance, inspection, process controls, and reliability representatives
Review and develop operating procedures, work with operators in implementing procedures, and assist in normal shutdowns, startups, and emergency operations
Mentor and guide less experienced employees as applicable
We’d like to review your application if you have…
Must-haves (minimum requirements):
Two years of petroleum refinery (or related) experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
A deep understanding of refinery operations and maintenance functions
Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity
Preference for:
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization and resolve complex, technical issues
Effective leadership skills which allows you to build strong, highly productive teams
A self-starter who can work independently with minimal guidance
The ability to assess new technologies for applicability to process unit improvements
The ability to anticipate potential problems and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions, as well as having a strong sense of accountability
Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:
You will work out of our Denver Refinery Business Center, located at 5455 Brighton Blvd.
Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
Relocation support will be provided
Why Suncor?
Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor, a leading integrated energy company based in Alberta, Canada with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing.
Suncor’s downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.
As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Colorado’s only refinery - 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.
We want you to have a job that will fit your life - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:
Competitive base salary, compensation programs and an annual incentive program
Work/Life Balance
Flexible benefits package
Rewarding pension and savings plans
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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.
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