Indigenous Internship Program - Terminal Operator


Hay River, NT, NT, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

Canada Fuels Operations is responsible for the distribution of refined products through its coast-to-coast terminal and pipeline network. This position will be for the Hay River Distribution Terminal located in the Northwest Territories. This terminal is supplied by rail cars and is used to load both trucks and barges to distribute product. Your main responsibility as a Terminal Operator Intern will be the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the asset. Some of your other responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting all business in a professional and ethical manner, communicating in a clear and timely fashion and providing accurate information and records.
  • Maintaining effective, reliable and efficient operation while ensuring all work is done safely according to the Imperial’s policies.
  • Overseeing and supporting fuel truck drivers and contractors on site.
  • Completing daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly site managerial tasks.
  • Complete calibration, proving, testing and general equipment maintenance.
  • Inspecting, repairing, and maintaining terminal equipment, this includes loading rack hardware, pumps, valves, tanks and piping.
  • Troubleshooting equipment failures; evaluating asset investments to improve reliability.
  • Executing project and maintenance activities at the site, this includes working with Imperial’s engineering teams to develop and execute site projects.
  • Interface with Imperial’s Safety, Product Quality and Audit teams to assess and improve facility performance.
  • Working with Imperial’s product supply teams to ensure high product availability.
  • Identifying and implementing operational efficiencies.
  • Develop and participate in site emergency response activities.
  • Be involved in an on-call rotation schedule with other members of the terminal staff.


This posting is intended for applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or North American Indian (status or non-status).


  • Latest/highest education.
  • Applicants in Instrumentation, Electrical or Millwright programs will be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) will be considered an asset
  • Your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application



  • If you are a candidate who wishes to self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations or Métis) for eligibility in our preferential Indigenous recruitment program, you must attach a proof of membership letter from your association/settlement/band office to your application. This information will be used solely for the purpose of confirming your eligibility for the preferential recruitment process. Please do not attach a copy of your membership card. Proof of membership must come from one of the following communities: Deninu Kué, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, North Slave Métis Alliance, Northwest Territory Métis Alliance, Tlicho Government, Yellowknife’s Dene First Nation
  • Relocation to Hay River, NWT is required.
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record are required for this position.
  • This position is designated as Safety Sensitive under the company's Alcohol & Drug policy and will require successful pre-employment certification process.
  • Knowledge and experience in terminal operations, maintenance and problem solving, and customer service are considered assets for the role.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Experience and knowledge in work permitting and energy isolation / lockout / tag-out processes.
  • Knowledge of basic instrumentation for measurement of level, temperature, density, flow, etc. is an asset.
  • Work schedule: Full-time position


Start date: May 2023

Work term:  8 Month

Location: Hay River Terminal, Northwest Territories

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.

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.
  • Certain preferences in the recruitment process will be provided to candidates that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations or Metis) from one of the communities mentioned above. A proof of membership letter from your association/settlement/band office will need to be attached to your application.


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:  February 08, 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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