Kearl Plant Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician


Kearl Site, AB, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As a Mechanical Technician you will be working within the Kearl Production Maintenance Organization whose function is to execute maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable operation.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Consistently working in a safe manner, understanding all applicable safety, environmental guidelines and procedures
  • Perform quality workmanship with ability to identify/action on deficiency. 
  • Seek to understand and address root causes vs symptoms
  • Make and explain decisions
  • Utilizing trade skills within curriculum
  • Identify productive, schedulable and non-schedulable opportunities including WN entry
  • Documentation of actions, time and information transfer 
  • Provide estimates for work requirements and updates on progress. 
  • Oversight, planning and coordination of contractors
  • Seek answers to those that are not known
  • Identify/champion efficiency and CI opportunities
  • SAP & UDOCs proficiency
  • Collaborate on maintenance solutions cross functionally
  • Possess strong yet balanced desire to succeed as a Function, BT and Asset
  • Reporting to Front Line Supervisor and able to follow direction



  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is a minimum requirement



  • Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Electrician
  • Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Instrument Tech
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and safe driving record
  • 5 years’ experience minimum (Oil Sands Experience preferred) 
  • Demonstrates high standards of personal safety and is accomplished in job risk assessment and management


Start date: July, 2022


Location: Kearl Site, AB

Your benefits

Imperial offers a very competitive benefits package including salary, health care and savings plan contributions. 

Imperial provides comprehensive training and supports employees in continuing their learning including a commitment to continuous professional development. Successful candidate will leverage their functional knowledge and skill to provide technical leadership and influence the development of the Kearl oil sands mining project.

This position will be a full time fly-in, fly-out camp based role to the Kearl site with a 14 days on/14 days off work schedule. Bussing is available from Fort McMurray, and flights are available from either Calgary or Edmonton. Relocation assistance to Fort McMurray, Calgary or Edmonton is available if required. Bus transportation is also available to Kearl site from Fort McMurray at the beginning and end of each shift rotation for Fort McMurray residents

Kearl operations will provide safe, secure and quiet accommodation near to the worksite for employees working on rotating work schedules. Facilities include a private room/washroom for each employee.


Who we are 

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial invests in new technology to responsibly meet today’s energy challenges, reducing our environmental footprint and remaining committed to high safety standards and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours. Our Kearl oil sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, represents the next generation of oil sands mining, and is positioned to provide exciting career opportunities well into the future. 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 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: May 25, 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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