Cold Lake Field Control Technician


Cold Lake, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description


A Cold Lake Field Control Technician position is available at Imperial's Cold Lake, Alberta location. The city of Cold Lake is located in the western Canadian province of Alberta. It is approximately 294 km (180 miles) northeast of Edmonton, 170 km (100 miles) north of Lloydminster, and 588 km (375 miles) northeast of Calgary. The area offers all major amenities without crowds and traffic, world class recreational facilities and numerous types of outdoor activities. This is NOT a fly in/out opportunity and camp is not provided. Relocation to the Cold Lake area is required.


The Field Control Technician’s primary role is to provide Technical support to Cold lake in the areas of CMX, PLC’s, Experion and passive Seismic.




  • Perform system custodian role as defined by the IOL Process control practices.
  • Responsible to meet with customers to ensure work prioritization is current and correct.
  • Repair and maintain existing field controls equipment.  (not PLCs)
  • To maintain and provide technical support to Cold Lake in the Field areas of CMX, PLCs, Experion, and Passive Seismic.  
  • Assist in resolving day to day issues, Management of Change for field controls, project development, design and implementation.  
  • Responsible for development and installation of new CMX applications and programming.
  • Responsible for installing and maintaining the programming and documentation tools for the field PLCs.
  • Mentor I/E technicians on field control applications and hardware.
  • Communicates regularly with operation sponsors, instrument techs, operations personnel at all sites and projects personnel from Calgary.
  • Support and suggest testing of new technology to increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • Stay current on hardware and software developments as pertaining to areas of responsibilities.
  • Participate in self-assessments and controls Hazops, resolve outstanding controls issues in a timely manner.
  • Communicates priorities and workload regularly with Team lead and Manager.
  • Actively participates in the proactive safety program.
  • Understands and complies with all OI and CIMS requirements.




  • Strong preference given to career Level dual ticket Instrument/Electrical and field instrumentation experience
  • One of the following certifications:
    • Journeyman ticket in either Instrument or Electrical
    • Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma
    • Dual instrument and electrical ticket is a benefit


  • Valid class 5 driver's license and safe driving record are required
  • Ability to learn new technology.
  • Capable of setting priorities and working independently solving complex programming / hardware problems.
  • Intermediate to Advanced understanding of the PLC/CMX, Experion and communication (modem) system.
  • Good troubleshooting and communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able and willing to find new ideas to improve field control system life cycle costs and risk level.
  • Intermediate to advance computer skills including an understanding of Microsoft Access, Word, Excel. - Basic to intermediate programming skills.
  • Understanding of QNX operating system for Passive Seismic systems.
  • Active participation in Controls work planning process.
    • Sound computer and measurement skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Adaptability to changing conditions


Start date: Q1, 2023


Location: Cold Lake, AB

Your benefits



  • A  company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with senior managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.  
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. 
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation as applicable (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.
  • If you are talented, driven, experienced, and want to make meaningful contributions that truly impact consumer experience and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.

Who we are


A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application Deadline:  December 14, 2022


Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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