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    • December-08-14
    • Full Time
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    • Energy , Oil and Utilities

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Superintendent - Froth Treatment - Horizon Oil Sands


Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
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Make Your Mark While You Grow Your Career

At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by 'doing it right' with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.

What We Offer

  • Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Savings Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Full Benefits
  • Annual Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education and Training
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As the Superintendent - Froth Treatment, you will provide direct input and assistance on all day-to-day operational/maintenance issues within Bitumen Production (BP) and work closely with the BP maintenance team, reliability team, asset integrity team, and other business areas to maximize production and lower operating costs.

This position is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is eligible for:
. Relocation to Calgary or Fort McMurray
. Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton


Boost your management skills/Further your career at a management level by applying your expertise, problem solving and leadership skills to:
. Mentor and manage your team to facilitate their professional development
. Take the lead on hiring, training and performance management to build and develop your team
. Drive team activity and delegate and distribute workload to align activity with wider business objectives
. Ensure budgetary and scheduling targets are met

. Develop and adhere to yearly budgets, forecasts, and continually track cost per bbls associated with the plants performance (OPEX)
. Assist in the development and adherence to the Sustaining Capital budget/forecast (CAPEX) and ensure allocated funds are completed on budget and on time   
. Review all plant improvements and upgrades, and maintain final say in engineering design and installation keeping in mind CNRL's business principles
. Manage the day to day activities of the Bitumen Production facilities as the company's prime representative and assume a lead role in emergency situations and critical work activities 
. Liaise with the General Foreman's/Maintenance Leads and provide direction to them in the areas of plant efficiency, safety, training, and in particular, daily plant operations and production
. Maintain a high level of knowledge of all aspects of the operation and demonstrate your expertise for the many processes that take place within the business unit
. Act as the "Champion for Continuous Improvement" advantages and assist in eliminating roadblocks and driving projects to completion in a timely fashion
. Protect the well-being of the plant and the workers by providing and demonstrating the necessary tools and skills required to achieve a world class operation
. Provides leadership and support through experience and certainty of the process to the position
. Mentor and advise direct reports in order to drive consistency throughout the entirety of the business units by maintaining a visible presence in the field, at meetings, and general sit downs
. Certify that the members of the operation team are used effectively and efficiently in order to manage and develop the right people for career advancement within the business
. Establish a plan for attrition and when there is a vacancy, seek out and hire the best candidate to fit the BP operator profile 
. Review and evaluate compliance of:
   o Operational Procedures
   o Job Hazard Analysis
   o  Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures

. Typically 15+ years of experience in operations, maintenance and/or engineering in oil and gas
. 10+ years of leadership experience in an oil sands production facility
. Degree, Diploma or Technologist certification in a relevant discipline
. Familiarity with and understanding of:
   o Leadership practices

To see related Operations roles at CNRL, visit:

Our Oil Sands Mining Operations
Horizon Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Horizon Oil Sands. 

About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

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