Lube Technician - Suncor Firebag


Fort McMurray, CA


Position: Lube Technician - Suncor Firebag

Project Type:Maintenance

Project Location: Suncor Firebag 

Shift: Day

Schedule: 14 days on, 14 days off 

Accommodations: Camp

Travel Details: Fly to and from site

GC: Graham

Allied Partner: Heartland Constructors Inc.

Reference Number: 25226 



Jardeg is currently seeking a Lube Technician  to join the SUNCOR Firebag project team on site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a permanent position on a 14/14 shift schedule.

Lubrication (Lube) Technicians play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability and optimal performance of rotating equipment through proficient lubrication practices. They execute lubrication tasks, follow established strategies, and actively contribute to the team's goals for equipment maintenance and safety.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Execute lubrication Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks on rotating equipment in the field.
  • Follow defined routes and Work Orders (WOs) for lubrication tasks, meticulously recording findings.
  • Implement the Lubrication program and strategy to enhance equipment reliability.
  • Actively participate in team Work Improvement Goals (WIGs) to drive continuous improvement.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and procedures. Provide valuable input in developing effective lubrication-related procedures and standards.
  • Ensure equipment cleanliness and collaborate with operations for necessary cleaning before introducing new oil (contamination control).
  • Housekeeping: Support site housekeeping efforts in partnership with Operations and Maintenance to maximize contamination control.
  • Attend daily Maintenance meetings and discussions, contributing as a valuable member of the team. Keep the respective value stream informed about lubrication matters and offer insights into work prioritization.
  • Create work orders to address observed defects, report equipment leaks, and signal potential impending failures or malfunctions.
  • Utilize handheld devices for PM execution and to gather condition monitoring information when required.
  • Ensure competence by staying current with training requirements and obtaining internal certifications (5 CBTs).
  • Maintain and organize lubrication tools appropriately.
  • Oversee area lubrication inventory and maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Keep lube shacks clean, organized, and well-stocked.
  • Support Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations aimed at improving equipment life and reliability.
  • Minimize contamination during the storage, handling, and dispensing of lubricants.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate defects and reduce waste.
  • Ensure proper tagging of lube points in the field.
  • Implement lubrication best practices in the field.
  • Contribute to improvement projects as defined by the team Supervisor.
  • Act as the first line of defense for equipment contamination control and demonstrate an ability to work safely around rotating equipment.
  • Able to work around rotating equipment and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.




  • Millwright Journeyperson Certificate (Ideal)
  • Minimum Grade 12 with a Mechanical Trade Certificate or Mechanical Aptitudes
  • Passion for Lubrication and Equipment Reliability
  • Computer Proficiency: Working knowledge of computer-based software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases.
  • Independence: Ability to work independently, self-driven, and self-starter.
  • Equipment Knowledge: Good understanding of rotating equipment components such as gearboxes, pumps, electric motors, bearings, pulleys, and compressors.
  • Oil Analysis and Contamination Control: Proficiency in oil analysis and contamination control related to equipment life extension.
  • Lubrication Competency: Lubrication competency will be assessed by the Lubrication Supervisor.


Minimum Requirements

•    Common Safety Orientation (CSO) or CSTS-09
•    Energy Safety Canada Certified Confined Space Entry & Monitor
•    Energy Safety Canada Certified Fall Arrest and/or Fall Protection
•    Basic Rigging Certification
•    Aerial Work Platform (AWP)
•    Valid Government Issued Identification


Diversity and inclusion are core values in our workforce. Submit your application, highlighting relevant experience and suitability for the role. While all applications are appreciated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




With a significant presence in the construction, industrial maintenance, and turnaround sectors, Jardeg is the largest recruiter of skilled trades in Canada. Annually, we support approximately 10 million hours of work and provide recruitment services for 10,000+ people.


If you’re a tradesperson working in Canada, our position across commercial, infrastructure, and industrial construction, plus maintenance and turnarounds means we have more than just a job for you. We have a lifetime of work.