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QA Inspector


Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
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Reference Number: 33605


Reporting to the Reliability Engineering Manager, the Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector will provide inspection services within an operating and expanding plant environment in support of a Suncor system that manages the integrity of in-service pressure, process and structural equipment.


  • Learn and execute Suncor's Integrity Management System (IMS) in place for pressure, process and structural equipment
  • Complete in-service equipment inspection assessments utilizing visual and non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques, inspection of new construction/fabrication and repair/alteration of in-service pressure/process equipment's, process piping and structural components as well as coordinate and manage specific plant equipment QA systems and records
  • Monitor and accept new equipment installations and enroll them into the system
  • Assist maintenance in repair strategies by assessing the equipment's condition and necessary repairs, issuing repair requests to maintenance and engineering, co-developing welding repair and general repair strategies with engineering and supporting the successful management of equipment integrity to assure a positive contribution to plant safety, reliability, performance and retention of plant integrity
  • Focus on identifying equipment condition, assist in determining failure modes and effects, root cause, and assist engineering in defining corrective actions
  • Create the necessary inspection, repair and condition history of the equipment, monitoring and identifying non-conformances to the system requirements
  • Assist the area to find the appropriate disposition to non-conformance, ensuring that the appropriate corrective action to prevent recurrence is deployed with discipline
  • Support equipment condition monitoring scope development and deployment
  • Support the QA team to provide QA support to the operation after hours with rotating on-call duties to assure the team shares a work-life balance


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

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) 510 certification
  • Three to five years of experience conducting plant inspections, NDE, monitoring welding/fabrication/repair/alteration and new construction of pressure and process equipment
  • Diploma in engineering technology/materials/welding/ NDT, and/or Engineering degree in mechanical/metallurgical or welding and Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) or American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Inspector certification would be an asset
  • API 570 and/or API 653 certification would be an asset
  • National Board commission would be an asset
  • Retainer of an Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) In-service Pressure Vessel or Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector Certificate of Competency would be an asset
  • Working within an inspection program to support an in-service facility including experience with Inspection database and historical management

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Skills and knowledge in welding repair technology, knowledge of in-service pressure equipment inspection including pressure relief device inspection servicing and technology
  • Developed communication and technical writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and SAP


  • Experience and/or comfort with physical work assessing equipment within confined spaces, in the outdoors and at safe working heights with the appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Working within an operating pressure plant, approximately 50% in the field and 50% in the office
  • You may be required to work overtime, night shifts and be on-call for emergencies


  • Relocation to Fort McMurray is mandatory for this position
  • We offer highly competitive housing/rental assistance programs to eligible candidates
  • Salary Range: 33.65/hr - 60.00/hr 40.00 Hours per week, Bonus, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Pension Plan Benefits, Vision Care Benefits


Go ahead. Expect success. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn, grow, challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • attractive annual incentive program
  • flexible benefits package
  • rewarding pension and savings plans

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Suncor Energy is a sustainably operated Canadian integrated energy company. Our company combines a leading position in oil sands with complementary operations in refining and marketing, North American natural gas production and conventional oil production internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

At Suncor, we operate our businesses reliably and efficiently with an emphasis on employee safety and a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment. Suncor is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities where we operate - including yours.

Our use of innovative technology has made us an industry leader in the energy business - and with a strong strategy for growth, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career.As an employer, Suncor is one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of newcomers and experienced professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise from all parts of Canada.

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