Production Geologist in Wood Buffalo, Canada

at Suncor Energy Services
Location Wood Buffalo, Canada
Date Posted April 15, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


LOCATION: Fort Hills Wood Buffalo, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:
Are you a Geologist looking to advance your skills? In this role, you will provide consistent, reliable, and efficient geological technical guidance, supporting a safe and cost effective operation. You will support the mine operations team to execute the short range mine plan in the field through continuous communications and feedback on geological conditions.
You will use your expertise to:
Collaborate with short range planning specialists, mine operations, and other key stakeholders to provide realistic and optimized planning and operations feedback on current geological conditions
Provide daily geological technical assistance including daily field monitoring and activities of all aggregate faces, as well as daily reporting of aggregate geological information
Provide daily geological technical assistance including daily field monitoring and activities of all ore faces, pit bottom, ore top, recuts, and plant feed, as well as daily reporting of ore and ore top shovel geological information
Collaborate with engineering teams to support short range plans by communicating model or geologic deviations from the plan and by adjusting shovel dig locations as required
Support monthly and annual production reconciliation by identifying areas of deviation to the model
Support monthly and annual aggregate reconciliation
Produce operating cross sections and plan maps as part of the mine
Complete field investigation programs as required to increase understanding of a particular area’s geologic anomalies
Contribute to the safety and health of all employees, contractors, and consultants through the observation of all our environmental health and safety standards
We’d like to review your application if you have…
Must-haves (minimum requirements):
At least one year of experience as a Geologist in a mine operational setting
A degree in Geology or Earth Sciences
Eligibility for membership with APEGA
A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing
Preference for:
A high degree of knowledge and competency with geological computer systems, including mine planning geological databases, GIS, and database reporting (experience with Minescape is an asset)
Strong administrative and data management skills
Collaboration with others in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
Continually seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it
A strong sense of ownership, with demonstrated interpersonal and analytical skills
Understanding complex processes, and you strive to develop and implement continuous improvement and creative process enhancements
Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:
You will work out of our camp-based Fort Hills mining site, located in Alberta’s Athabasca region, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta
The shift schedule is a 7 days on / 7 days off rotation (7 days on, 7 days off; 12-hour shifts)
Why Suncor?
We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. 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 – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.
In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:
Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
Flexible benefits package
Rewarding pension and savings plans
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