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Utility Plant Operator



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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 to meet 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.

Utility Plant Operator Edmonton, Alberta

As a Utility Plant Operator at Strathcona Refinery, you will train as a member of our operating staff to gain hands-on experience with plant operating and safety procedures. With a primary focus on safe and efficient operation of refinery equipment, you will monitor equipment operation and process variables to identify and correct sub-optimal performance and conduct minor maintenance as needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that established loss control and environmental standards are consistently met, and will identify potential areas for improvement to streamline unit monitoring processes.

Plant Operators work rotating, 12-hour shifts, days and nights, both indoor and outdoor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and abiding by all safety rules and standards, reporting hazards and assuming responsibility for the safe operation of your assigned unit, company vehicle and tools
  • Understanding and abiding by government regulations, e.g., Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Participating in safety programs, meetings and training sessions
  • Operating steam units including process equipment, steam generators, exchangers, compressors, pumps, treaters and utilities
  • Making process changes to ensure quality control of end products
  • Working in a crew environment to manage activities involved with safe and efficient operations
  • Participating as a team member to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities within the facility
  • Surveillance of equipment such as heat exchangers, reboilers, fractionation towers, furnaces, compressors, pumps, treaters, generators, hot lime softeners, filters, etc.
  • Safely performing physical tasks, e.g., lifting, climbing ladders/towers/tanks
  • Performing and maintaining a high standard of plant housekeeping

 The successful applicant will possess a combination of the following:


  • Diploma in Power Engineering Technology or other related discipline.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is mandatory.
  • Utility Operators require minimum completion of 3rd Class Steam Ticket. Valid Interprovincial 2nd Class Steam Ticket preferred; will consider applicants with demonstrated progress toward attaining a 2nd Class Steam Ticket.


  • Five years of experience in petrochemical industry
  • Strong safety and work ethic, sound reasoning ability, good communication and interpersonal skills, high level of self-initiative, comfortable working within a team environment. Basic computer literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to build good, respectful working relationships in a team environment
  • Valid Alberta graduated Class 5 driver's license and a safe driving record
  • Successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Unifor, Local 21-A
  • Some training will take place in the U.S. Successful applicants must be able to travel and have a valid passport prior to training

Please submit your resume by February 26, 2017.

Successful applicants must:

  • Be permanently eligible to work in Canada
  • Participate in pre-employment background screening


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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Posting Date: 31-Jan-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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