Feb 13, 2020

Cold Lake Instrumentation Electrical Technician

  • ExxonMobil
  • Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Full Time Permanent Electrical Technician Engineering & Science Instrumentation Trades & Technicians

Job Description

Job description

A Cold Lake Instrumentation Electrical technician position is available at Imperial's Cold Lake, Alberta location. The city of Cold Lake is located in the western Canadian province of Alberta. It is approximately 294 km (180 miles) northeast of Edmonton, 170 km (100 miles) north of Lloydminster, and 588 km (375 miles) northeast of Calgary. The area offers all major amenities without crowds and traffic, world class recreational facilities and numerous types of outdoor activities. This is NOT a fly in/out opportunity and camp is not provided. Relocation to the Cold Lake area is required.

This is an excellent opportunity for instrument or electrical persons to obtain dual certification in both electrical and instrumentation. Your primary responsibilities will include maintaining and troubleshooting process control Instrumentation for assigned units, identifying upgrades to optimize equipment functionality and supporting the testing of new technologies.

  • Managing the maintenance for assigned units
  • Identifying operational upgrades to optimize equipment functionality and extend equipment life
  • Supporting testing of new technologies
  • Maintaining the housekeeping standard for the shop and work areas
  • Focusing on "Best Practices" implementation and development
  • Rotating through field and plant units
  • Using root cause analysis to resolve high cost or recurring problems
  • Participating in the proactive safety program
  • Taking responsibility for costs within area of control


  • Latest/highest education
  • One of the following certifications:
    • Journeyman ticket in either Instrumentation or Electrician
    • Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma
    • Dual instrument and electrical ticket is a benefit or willing to work towards obtaining 2nd ticket

  • Solid technical understanding of maintenance practices
  • Valid class 5 driver's license and safe driving record are required
  • Desirable experience includes Modicon and Reliance PLC experience, Honeywell DCS familiarity, analyzer experience such as PH, Conductivity, combustion and O2. Bentley Nevada vibration, SAP experience. Experience with Fisher valves and Rosemount transmitters would be helpful
  • Ability to work in a safe manner, understanding all applicable safety and environmental guidelines and procedures
  • Good team and communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Measurement skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Adaptability to changing conditions

Start date: Q1, 2020

Location: Cold Lake, AB

Your benefits
  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities. Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.

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.

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: March 6, 2020

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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