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    • July-14-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Energy , Oil and Utilities

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Field Operator - Heavy Oil


Bonnyville, AB, CANADA
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Make Your Mark While You Grow Your Career

At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by 'doing it right' with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.

What We Offer

  • Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Savings Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Full Benefits
  • Annual Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education and Training
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The Field Operator will contribute to the safe and reliable operation of wells in the Bonnyville Heavy Oil field. In this role, you will be responsible for inspection, maintenance and minor repairs to numerous well sites, pumping-related equipment and production facilities. You will have the opportunity to utilize your technical expertise to optimize heavy oil wells and ensure that planned production, quality and environmental targets are met.


. Start up and shut down all field operations without supervision
. Optimize well site capacity in a safe and efficient manner
. Troubleshoot operational problems
. Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform minor repairs and servicing
. Adhere to and engage in safety protocols
. Recognize abnormal operating conditions of equipment
. Troubleshoot operational problems
. Assist senior level staff in overseeing day-to-day plant and field activities
. Generate and analyze production reports
. Work 10 hour shifts and a 8/6 rotation

. Typically 3+ years of related industry experience
. Valid Class 5 Driver's License
. GPO (Gas Process Operations) and/or PFO (Production Field Operations) certification is considered an asset
. Familiarity with and understanding of
   o Field Operations
   o Piping Configurations
   o Equipment limitations and operating procedures
   o Regulatory and compliance policies
   o First Aid, H2S Alive
   o Plant processes including compression, fractionation, sweeting, dehydration
   o Production Optimization and Cost Control

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Our Upstream Operations
Canadian Natural is one of the largest heavy crude oil producers in North America and our vast natural gas assets make us a top producer in Western Canada. We are looking for dedicated and innovative professionals interested in applying their expertise to join us. Your initiative as a self-starter combined with our strong financial base will enhance our drive for execution excellence and will offer you long term career growth.

About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

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