Norman Wells (NDP) - Plant / Field Operator Intern


Norman Wells, NT, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description


Imperial provides job opportunities for local Sahtu beneficiaries to work and be mentored directly on the job site. This maximum 2 year internship program provides paid training and work experience in the petroleum industry at our Norman Wells Operations.

As an initial assignment you will train as a member of our operating staff to gain practical hands-on experience with operating and safety procedures. On-the-job experience will be supplemented with additional related formal training. You will begin in plant operations. You will be required to work on your own without direct supervision following the initial training period. Safe and efficient operation of the plant facilities is a key component of this position.



Plant/Field Operator Responsibilities

  • Understanding and abiding by all safety rules and standards, reporting hazards and assuming responsibility for the safe operation of your assigned unit, company vehicle and tools
  • Understanding and abiding by applicable government regulations (e.g. Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.)
  • Participating in safety programs/meetings and attending training and/or self-development courses
  • Daily inspection and surveillance of wells and production facilities
  • Troubleshooting and performing minor maintenance on associated equipment




This posting is intended for applicants who self-identify as Indigenous Sahtu beneficiary.



  • Grade 12 high school diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Valid driver's license and a safe driving record are required for this position
  • For operations, 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate is an asset



  • ​​​​Valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work shift work
  • Able to communicate effectively with team members

This posting is intended for applicants who self-identify at an indigenous Sahtu beneficiary.  You must attach a copy of your enrolment certificate or proof of membership letter from the Sahtu Enrolment office or your land corporation office to your application.  This information will be used for the purpose of identifying your eligibility for the program.  Please do not attach a copy of your membership card.  


Start date: Q3, 2023

Work Term:  1 Year Paid Internship, with potential to extend additional year.  Possibility of full-time employment offered upon successful completion of the program and an available position.  

Location: Norman Wells, NWT

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. 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:  July 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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