Cold Lake Field Operator Summer Student


Cold Lake, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

At Imperial, we work every day to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources – applying technology and innovation to supply affordable, accessible and reliable energy while reducing emissions in support of a net-zero future. Imperial recognizes the important role we can play by advancing climate solutions within our operations and by providing lower life-cycle emission products to our customers. This effort is powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by a pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

At Imperial, we want you to come for the position and stay for the career. We invite you to bring your ideas and help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. 


Come be part of the Upstream Department at Imperial which has more than 140 year history in Canada and a workforce of 5,500+ total employees. Our offices are located in Cold Lake, AB.

What role you will play in our team


This is a 4-month student work term from May to the end of August 2024. As a student Field Operator, you will act as a relief person for operating staff in the field facilities.  Under the supervision of senior operations staff, through on-the-job experience supplemented with additional related formal training, you will learn operating skills in the areas of safety procedures for work in hazardous locations and basic field process and field equipment operations and start-up. Driving is an occupational requirement. Occasional driving on gravel roads will be required for transportation between sites.


What you will do


  • Abiding by all safety rules and standards, reporting hazards and holding responsibility for the safe operation of your assigned facilities, tools, and company vehicles
  • Participating in safety programs and attending training sessions; completing self-development courses
  • Understanding and abiding by applicable government regulations, e.g., Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and submissions of all necessary documents and reports in relation to the field operation and equipment
  • Assisting lead operator in field unit operations
  • Interfacing with operations
  • Safely performing physical tasks at times, e.g., moving drums of chemicals, lifting, climbing ladders

About you


Skills and Qualifications

  • First year student enrolled in Power Engineering Technology, Petroleum Technology or Chemical Technology
  • Latest/highest education completed


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Valid class 5 driver's license and safe driving record are required for this position


Start date: Q2, 2024


Location: Cold Lake, AB

Other Considerations


  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted.


Work term: 4 Months

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Imperial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals and encourages all eligible applicants to apply.

Imperial conducts business in a manner that respects the land, environment, rights and cultures of Indigenous communities. In the areas where we explore, develop and operate, Imperial engages Indigenous communities in open and forthright consultation and strives to establish meaningful relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Please see here for more information on Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.


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


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.

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