Refinery Facilities Technician
Irving Oil
Saint John, NB
Who are we?

Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned company with operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland with a focus on providing exceptional service and high-quality products to our customers. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.

Here's what you can expect from us

When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to our business and our employees. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, commitment to diversity and inclusion along with our safety-first culture helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to the development of our employees, so that they can reach their career goals.

What you can expect in a typical day

It takes a dedicated, hardworking team to keep Canada’s largest refinery operating smoothly. We are looking to expand our team again by hiring Refinery Facilities Technicians to work on-site at our refinery in Saint John, NB. If you have a mechanical aptitude, a technical background, or are experienced in a trade, we will train you to be a Refinery Facilities Technician. This could be a great opportunity for you to join one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers!


Prepare equipment for light maintenance work; complete the work as required.
Prepare work orders, hot work, and fresh air permits.
Assist more experienced facilities technicians on complex tasks as an apprentice, e.g. the planned shutdown of a unit.
Perform routine tasks under the guidance of a senior facility technician, e.g. monitor levels, temperatures, and pressures within various units to ensure equipment is functioning at peak efficiency.
Perform general refinery technician duties as required to learn refinery processes.
Collect samples, monitor, and test products to ensure quality meets required specifications.
Actively participate in housekeeping activities.

What you’ll need to succeed

Safety as-a-way-of-life mindset; no shortcuts.
Willing to and want to continuously learn.
Willing and able to be certified in a field job – you will have an assigned mentor and trainer.
Ability to think, solve problems, and troubleshoot issues within process operations.
Strong teamwork skills.
Ability to handle stress; able to react quickly in various situations and know when to escalate.
Able to make focused, quick decisions within your scope of knowledge..
Able to plan, prioritize, and work towards deadlines
Comfortable learning new software systems; willing to go beyond what’s required.
Able to work rotating 12 hour shifts, day and night, outside in the plant, year-round in all types of weather.
Able to bend, stoop, crawl, lift up to 40lbs, enter confined spaces, climb ladders up to 50’.


Travel is not a requirement for this role.

Education and experience

Post-secondary education or apprenticeship in a trades or technical role.
Mechanical background and aptitude.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

Job Requirements - Work Experience

Skilled Trades

Job Requirements - Education

Diploma/High School Equivalent: Trades


Saint John, NB