Cold Lake Plant Operator - Student


Cold Lake, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

This is a 4-month student work term from May to the end of August 2022. As a student Plant Operator you will act as a relief person for operating staff in the process, water reuse or steam plant 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 plant process and plant equipment operations and start-up. Driving is an occupational requirement. Occasional driving on gravel roads will be required for transportation between sites.

Your responsibilities will include

  • 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
  • Assisting in the operation of process, water reuse and steam plant units
  • Operating area process equipment, steam generators, water treatment facilities, compressors, pumps and treaters
  • Making process changes to ensure quality control of end products
  • Assisting lead operator in plant unit operations
  • Actively participating as a team member in the design/engineering of new ideas
  • Working together with trades and contract personnel as necessary
  • Safely performing physical tasks at times, e.g. moving drums of chemicals, lifting, climbing ladders
  • Performing minor maintenance and plant housekeeping in a safe manner while protecting the environment




  • First year student enrolled in Power Engineering Technology diploma
  • 4th class Power Engineering certificate may be required



  • Valid class 5 driver's license and safe driving record are required for this position
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application
  • Work schedule: Full-time position

Start date: May 2022


Location: Cold Lake, AB

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities as Canada’s largest petroleum refiner, a major producer of crude oil, a key petrochemical producer and leading fuels marketer from coast to coast.  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.

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 Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca


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:  November 28, 2021



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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