Assistant Chief Operating Engineer


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About this role

About this role

We’re hiring an Assistant Chief Operating Engineer to join our client’s growing team. The Assistant Chief Operating Engineer is responsible for maintaining safe, reliable, efficient and compliant operations within the Utilities unit. The main areas of focus will be operator training and safe, efficient maintenance delivery.


  • Ensures compliance with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 Ontario regulation 219/01.
  • Ensures compliance with the site ECA, regulations and safety practices.
  • Reports and directly manages/mitigates environmental incidents.
  • Leads or participates in incident investigations with proper root cause analysis.
  • Confirm compliance with the site Lock Out / Tag Out and energy isolation requirements
  • Updates operating guidelines / procedures and effectively communicate any changes to the Area Team.
  • Key member of the site wide Operator Training Network focusing on updating/maintaining the performance based progression (PBP) training material.
  • Development and training of employees .
  • Monitors employee performance within the department.
  • Coordination of operational activities for safe and efficient maintenance delivery.
  • Works to understand unit’s work notifications and provides input to the Cross Functional Team (CFT) regarding priority, constraints, risks and operational impacts.
  • Works with maintenance organization to support planning, scheduling and field monitoring of the maintenance activities.
  • Provides input to turnaround and major equipment outage planning, scoping and support activities.
  • Assists CFT in prioritization of capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operational expenses (OPEX)
  • Ensures all field operations are coordinated with the maintenance schedule requirements, by working closely with the Shift Operating Engineer and giving direction to ensure all maintenance work preparation is consistent with applicable standards and in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner.
  • Optimization of unit operations.
  • Assist with troubleshooting of the process systems.
  • Monitoring operational business and performance measures for the Area team.
  • Participation in Reliability Steering Teams (RST) for Utilities.
  • Attends daily production and management meetings as required.




  • Minimum 15 years operations related experience in an industrial plant setting.
  • Hands-on operating experience.
  • Refinery operating experience with Utilities systems - boilers, cooling towers, flares, air compressors, Sulphur recovery units, amine recovery units.
  • Commissioning, Start-up and Shut-down, Turnaround experience .
  • Chief or Assistant Chief Operating Engineer experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a First Class Operating Engineer Certificate.
  • Chemical Engineering / Process Technology diploma.
  • Reliability and safety mindset with the ability to troubleshoot process systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute strongly in a team environment (safety-mind set, situational leadership, interpersonal skills, communications skills, continuous improvement skills).
  • Demonstrated ability to delivery timely and effective results.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • Process Safety Management – risk management, management of change.
  • Problem Solving, Prioritization and Decision Making Skills.
  • Computer savvy – MS Office applications, process controls, SAP.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Rory Lyden is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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