Heavy Equipment Maintenance Superintendent - Fort McMurray, AB

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Fort McMurray, AB

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Reporting to the Project Manager and Equipment Manager, the Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to provide overall leadership of the site maintenance department ensuring excellent safety performance along with providing direction for the maintenance team including planning and ensuring compliance to preventative maintenance programs.


Site: Kearl Lake

Shift: 4 days on 3 days off

Accommodations:  Camp Provided

Transportation: Fligths provided to and from Calgary or Edmonton 


  • Review daily and weekly work plans and provide advice regarding priorities; ensure communication of daily priorities with applicable personnel. 
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with the BC Mines Act.
  • Ensure employees and contractors meet NACG and site specific training and onboarding requirements
  • Ensure positive shop/field morale through effective communication, management of employee performance, reward/recognition and problem resolution. 
  • Ensure overall shop safety including focused/planned inspections and work observations to ensure NACG shops meet or exceed company and industry standards. 
  • Ensure labour efficiencies and minimization of delays to optimize the availability of NACG equipment. 
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective equipment repairs along with pursuing warranty opportunities.
  • Provide input to Planning and Logistics team regarding short and long range planning.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to determine staffing needs and to recruit and select qualified individuals. 
  • Participate in pre-job planning with operations to determine labour and equipment required to construct the project in accordance with the contracts, plans and specifications. 
  • Work in conjunction with operations department on an ongoing basis to establish operational maintenance requirements. 
  • Ensure that all department procedures and practices adhere to company standards and requirements. 
  • Work with Divisional Finance to develop and manage shop budget. 
  • Ensure the effective use of the work order system and monitor machine health. 
  • Participate in safety meetings; review safety meeting activities; steward actions related to safety action log and be responsible for incident management.
  • Manage the daily and weekly planning of equipment according to requests.


  • Minimum seven years experience relating to effective maintenance and allocation of equipment and minimum two years in a front line supervisory role.
  • Industrial construction and/or mining experience preferred.
  • Journeyperson Heavy Duty Mechanic certification. 
  • Post secondary education with equivalent experience considered an asset. 
  • AMSA (Alberta Mining Safety Association) certification and BC Shift Boss Certificate
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure.
  • High regard for safety.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Products and JDE maintenance planning software). 
  • Basic accounting knowledge.


All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested as mentioned above
  4. Subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening


Shift, site, and start times are subject to change.


All successful candidates MUST provide the following items prior to confirmation of their start date:

  1. CSO Certification
  2. CSTS Certification
  3. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  4. Copy of recent Driver’s Abstract
  5. VOID cheque/direct deposit form


North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 

In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth –As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
  • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.
  • Attractive Benefits Package – With a substantial benefits package provided to all employees, NACG ensures that you are covered for life’s many surprises.
  • GRRSP Matching – As you begin your new career, you can also start planning for the future thanks to NACG’s GRRSP matching.

North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


Become a member of the North American family today!


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