Opportunities for the Skilled Trades – Denali 2 Turnaround

We’ll complete our 2018 Denali 2 Turnaround safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople like you.

For more than 50 years, Syncrude has been one of Canada’s most trusted, stable and reliable companies, and North America’s most respected oil sands operator.

The Denali 2 Turnaround is already in full force. A large contingent of craft personnel will be required to execute this project of approximately 700,000 work hours.

Craft personnel supporting the Critical Path will be on 10-hour shifts.

Already part of the Denali 2 Turnaround? Click here for all you need to know. 

Accommodation will be provided at the Athabasca and Hudson Lodges, which are located close to Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site. Coach transportation between the Lodges and the Syncrude worksite will be provided. 

Travel assistance protocol will be available to secure specific craft.

Craft personnel will also enjoy complimentary coach transport and free passes to the amenities of MacDonald Island Park, including the fitness center, indoor running track, aquatic center, six ice/curling rinks, badminton courts, squash and racquetball courts, climbing wall, 18-hole golf course, driving range and restaurants. Each pass includes facility access (including drop-in fitness classes), a bucket of balls at the driving range and/or a meal/drink combo in the restaurants.

Contractor Companies

Let’s Get Building! Ask your union hall about opportunities to work on Syncrude’s 2018 Turnaround with the following Building Trades contractors.

Your #1 Choice for Safety

When you join the Syncrude Turnaround team, you’re part of our family.  That means your safety is our top priority. We pursue safety and well-being as an integral part of Syncrude’s culture. That’s why we use global best practices – a disciplined, systematic approach – to take us to our goal of zero injuries.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) badges

Syncrude will be using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) badges for the 2018 Denali 2 Turnaround. This initiative reinforces Syncrude’s commitment to the safety of everyone on site and our collective journey to achieving Nobody Gets Hurt. It will also improve productivity and project execution.

All contractors and Syncrude personnel explicitly identified as supporting the Denali 2 Turnaround will be required to wear an RFID badge as part of their mandatory PPE. Contractors and Syncrude personnel will receive their RFID badges as part of the onboarding process with Syncrude. Contractors already on site will be identified and receive their RFID badge through contractor-specific awareness sessions.

Pay & Benefits

Syncrude upholds all Alberta Building Trades Collective Agreements, which offer highly competitive wages for Skilled Trades in Canada.     

Travel & Accommodations

Lodging and food are hosted by Syncrude at Civeo’s Athabasca and Hudson Lodges for the duration of your contract. Coach transportation between the Lodges and the Syncrude worksite is also complimentary.

The Athabasca and Hudson Lodges offer:

  • Private rooms with private or semi-private washrooms
  • Regular housekeeping
  • Superior Chef-prepared meals,(including a-la-carte meal options at Athabasca)
  • High-speed internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fitness & recreation facilities
  • Outdoor activities
  • Convenience store
  • Parking with plug-ins
  • Licensed lounge
  • Alcohol is permitted on property

Travel to Fort McMurray and back to your home destination is your responsibility.  In some instances, the Travel Protocol will be reviewed if needed to secure specific craft.

The Syncrude Mildred Lake site is about 50 km north of Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM).

The site is also immediately adjacent to Highway 63, which is now twinned.

The Syncrude-affiliated Civeo Athabasca and Hudson Lodges are conveniently located close to our work site.

There’s lots to do when you’re off shift

Enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, kayaking, quadding, boating and river tubing. And, because your lodge is only 40 minutes from Fort McMurray, you can check out the city’s restaurants, pubs, Vista Ridge All Seasons Park, Snye Park & Boat Launch, and enjoy complimentary coach transport and free passes to MacDonald Island Park, the largest community recreation facility in Canada, and home to premier concerts and sporting events at Shell Place, including Summer Sounds, Aerosmith, John Foggerty, Dallas Smith, and Nitro Circus & Monster X Tour.

Working at Syncrude: What your colleagues say

“I’ve been coming to Syncrude since 1983 keep coming back because it is a leader in the industry, has a good work environment and good people working there.  Syncrude also has the best scaffolding.”
Grant, Journeyman Boilermaker
“Syncrude’s safety standards are better than other sites I’ve worked on and their operating systems for shutdowns are very effective — I like that.  Syncrude also has excellent relationships with the Building Trades unions and it values the quality craftsmanship that our members offer.”
Mark, Journeyman Boilermaker
“The people at Syncrude are welcoming, my job in the Turnaround Logistics group allows me to interact with many different folks, and the safety intervention program is great.”
Holly, Labourer
“I like that I work with people and not for people — at Syncrude, you’re a team member.  The atmosphere, the commitment to safety and the people make Syncrude a great place to work.”
Anthony, Operating Engineer
”Syncrude is recognized as a leader in the way it treats tradespeople, by offering a safe jobsite with good working conditions and accommodations.”
Warren Fraleigh, Executive Director, Building Trades of Alberta
“Syncrude has been the single best customer for the Building Trades unions since I first worked on the initial construction of the Syncrude plant in the 1970s.”
Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer, Canada’s Building Trades Unions

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