Cold Lake Indigenous Internship Program - Field Operators
Cold Lake, AB, CA
2d ago

Job description

Imperial believes that mutually beneficial relationships with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples are critical to the success of our company and Canada’s energy industry.

Please see here for Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.

Cold Lake’s Indigenous Internship Program is an opportunity for local Indigenous candidates to gain practical, hands-on work experience at our Cold Lake operation.

Interns will be trained and mentored in a supportive work environment.

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 field operations. 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.


While working under the supervision of an experienced mentor you will perform various duties such as :

  • Following all Imperial Safety, Security, Health & Environmental (SSHE) policies
  • Performing daily inspection and surveillance of well sites and production facilities
  • Completing Scheduled testing of wells for production volumes
  • Monitoring and maintaining injection volumes and pressures
  • Troubleshooting and performing minor maintenance on associated equipment
  • Academic

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is mandatory
  • Depending on the position, commitment to obtaining a 4th Class or 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate, Millwright Journeyman Ticket or an Instrumentation / Electrical Ticket
  • For the Environmental Technician position, post-secondary studies (completed or currently pursuing) in Environmental Science, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Indigenous Relations or related programs is an asset
  • Other

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and safe driving record are required
  • To be considered, you must attach a proof of membership letter from your association / settlement / band 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.

    Proof of membership must come from one of the following communities :

  • Beaver Lake Cree Nation
  • Cold Lake First Nations
  • Frog Lake First Nation
  • Heart Lake First Nation
  • Kehewin Cree Nation
  • Onion Lake First Nation
  • Saddle Lake Cree Nation
  • Whitefish / Goodfish Lake First Nation
  • Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement
  • Elizabeth Métis Settlement
  • Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
  • Kikino Métis Settlement
  • Métis Nation of Alberta Region 2
  • Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1* (*Born in, or resident of, Lac La Biche only)
  • Work schedule : full time position
  • Work term : Up to a one year paid internship with possibility of a one year extension. Upon successful completion of the two year program, possibility for offer of full-time employment.

    Start date : Q1 2022

    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 and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner.

    Your benefits

  • Commitment to safety, ethics and continuous improvement
  • The opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced employees in a learning environment where you can utilize your current skills and develop new ones
  • A company that values and celebrates diversity and inclusion, which includes employee-led networks such as the Women in Wage Network and Imperial Indigenous Network
  • Mentorship from the business line colleague for day-to-day work activities and an Indigenous network buddy
  • Transportation to and from the work site is provided to those within 80 km from the Cold Lake operations. If you reside further than 80 km away, you are required to make arrangements for a pick-up point within the 80 km.
  • Other considerations

  • Please include the following information in your resume as part of your online application :
  • Your six key skills / talents
  • Any notable achievements or awards you have received
  • Tell us about any particular hobbies / interests you may have outside of work and / or school
  • Any volunteer experience you may have including organization name, location, position, start date, end date
  • Any academic or community references including name, relationship to you, phone number and email address
  • For applicants given an offer, pre-employment background screening will be required. This will require you to provide copies of your valid driver’s license, 5-year most recent driver’s abstract (dated within the last 6 months) and high school diploma or GED.
  • 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 : December 5, 2021

    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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