Cold Lake Trades Summer Student - Millwright & I/E


Cold Lake, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

A millwright student position is available at Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake, Alberta location.  You will train as a member of our maintenance staff to gain practical hands-on experience with maintenance and safety procedures. On-the-job experience will be supplemented with additional related formal training. You will be required to work on your own without direct supervision following the initial training period. Frequent driving on gravel roads is a key component of this position.
This is an excellent opportunity for instrument or electrical persons currently enrolled in technical training in Millwrighting, Instrumentation or Electrical. Your primary responsibilities will include maintaining and troubleshooting process control Instrumentation for assigned units, identifying upgrades to optimize equipment functionality and supporting the testing of new technologies.

Your responsibilities will includes

  • Abiding by all safety rules and standards, reporting hazards and holding responsibility for the safe operation of assigned facilities
  • Participating in safety programs and attending training sessions; completing self-development courses
  • Executing specific activities defined within the preventative maintenance program to maintain the integrity of assigned equipment and machinery.
  • Assisting with repairs on machinery malfunctions identified through work order system and performing associated plant/field housekeeping.
  • Attending and participating in the maintenance network as required
  • Manage the maintenance for assigned units
  • Identify operational upgrades to optimize equipment functionality and extend equipment life
  • Rotate through field and plant units
  • Participate in the proactive safety program


Work schedule: Full-time position



  • Currently enrolled in technical training in Millwrighting, Instrumentation or Electrical and returning to studies after the work term
  • Latest/highest education
  • Technical training in progress 
    • Instrumentation, Electrical, millwright
    • Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma (or in progress)
    • Millwright Technology diploma (or in progress)



  • Valid driver's license required
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work in shift
  • Able to communicate effectively with team members


Start date: Q2, 2023


Work term: 4 months


Location: Cold Lake, AB


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 to meet 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:  March 31, 2023



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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