Thermal Plant Operator - Edam/Vawn SAGD
Lloydminster, SK
Thermal Plant Operator - Edam/Vawn SAGD-00129628-20190529
One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.

We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.

Husky's Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Operations currently has opportunities for Power Engineers at their Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) facilities located in the Battleford district near Edam & Vawn, SK. The operation consists of water treating, high pressure steam generation, sour oil wells and oil treating facilities.

The facility operations are 24-hours/365 days per year, requiring Process, Steam and Well operators to work 12-hour rotational shifts (7 on/7 off) including weekends and holidays.

Relocation to the Battlefords or surrounding area is preferred. Travel is required as facilities are located anywhere from 50 to 90 km from North Battleford (shared work purpose only vehicles are provided).

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Operate the Wells, Oil Battery, Steam Plant, Water Plant and Control Room in a safe and effective manner, while working collaboratively as part of the operating team. Understand role relative to the governing boiler authority Power Engineers Regulation under the Safety Codes Act
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all area-specific equipment to optimize performance to meet production targets as per Husky guidelines
  • Perform condition monitoring including sampling and testing
  • Complete area operations records. (e.g. volume balances, log sheets, work permits and required reports)
  • Support operations performed maintenance activities
  • Provide assistance, coaching, on-the job training and assessments as required
  • Participate in the development and review of Safe Operating Procedures. Follow safe operating and chemical handling procedures
  • Participate in the Health and Safety Program. Report all near misses and incidents.
  • Participate in incident investigations as required

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 3rd Class Power Engineering certificate, 2nd class power engineering certification or significant advancement towards 2nd class is preferred
  • Grade XII diploma
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry, SAGD operations is preferred
  • Experience in the operation of steam generating equipment, oil processing and/or well equipment and associated process and systems is an asset
  • Experience in equipment isolation, safe work permitting and hazard analysis
  • Proficiency with computers is required (experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, SAP, and a field data capture system would be considered an asset)
  • The ability to work in a team environment and a willingness to accept increased operational responsibility
  • Basic understanding of safety and regulatory standards and procedures
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A valid, clean, experienced Class 5 Driver's License is required
As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, applicants are asked to provide a recent (i.e., issued within the previous 4 weeks) original driver’s abstract for the preceding 3-year period when appearing for an interview.

As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments.

Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.

At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, women, and persons with disabilities.

Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE. The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia.

Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.

Interested candidates must apply online at Only those candidates who apply via Husky's online application process can be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.