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Inspection Student (Mechanical Technologist/Welding)


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As an inspection student at Sarnia refinery, you will be working under the supervision of an engineer and/or an inspector while supporting inspection activities relating to fixed equipment (vessel, tower, heat exchanger etc.) and piping in a petroleum refinery environment. Inspection activities involves development, planning, testing, record keeping, etc. of inspection tasks to ensure mechanical integrity of fixed equipment and piping is maintained at the highest level of standards.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspecting piping and equipment within the scheduled interval. Coordinating with any external resources as and when required to complete inspections
  • Updating inspection database, writing and entering history and thickness reports into the database for record keeping and generating next inspection tasks
  • Updating and creating piping line list, isometric drawings, reading flow diagrams/P&IDs, in preparation for developing equipment strategies
  • Studying degradation mechanisms and developing inspection programs.
  • Carrying out failure analysis and performing some hands on testing using inspection instruments e.g. Ultrasonic, Boroscope, Thermography Camera, Positive Material Identification (PMI) on new or existing piping or equipment.




  • Must be a 2nd or 3rd year student enrolled in a mechanical, manufacturing or welding engineering technologist diploma
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.


  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving record.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Sound reasoning ability with a high level of self-initiative and a strong desire to learn
  • Knowledge and skills with computer applications such as Microsoft, excel, word, access, etc.


Start date:  May 6, 2019


Location:  Sarnia, ON

Your benefits

  • Work term will allow you to learn about Imperial Oil and the refining/petrochemical industry.
  • You will have an opportunity to work within a maintenance/technical support organization to gain knowledge on codes, standards, degradation mechanisms and industry best practices for inspecting and maintaining equipment and piping.
  • You will gain valuable hands-on refining industry experience


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.


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 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:  January 27, 2019



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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