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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Co-op / Internship, Lima, OH (January 2023)

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Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date: June 30, 2022

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time


One of Cenovus’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 Cenovus.


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.



Start Date: January 3, 2023

Location: Lima, Ohio

Length of Term: 4 months



About this Opportunity

Cenovus is looking for Mechanical and Civil Engineering students who are seeking an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a refining environment.  We are looking for individuals who can bring fresh ideas to the table, and who are willing to learn from some of the industry's most innovative and talented people.


About Cenovus

Cenovus Energy is a company with a big purpose – to energize the world and make people’s lives better. We do this by focusing on sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative, and cost-efficient manner and executing to top-tier safety performance and environmental, social and governance leadership in all that we do.


We operate in Canada, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region. Our operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, thermal and conventional crude oil and natural gas projects across Western Canada, crude oil production offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and natural gas and liquids production offshore China and Indonesia. Cenovus’s downstream operations include upgrading, refining, and marketing operations in Canada and the United States.


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Why we work at Cenovus

  • Innovation is key. As a leading energy company, we are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact.
  • A wide range of opportunities to gain experience – no matter the field.
  • Gain insight into our New Grad Program as an opportunity to kick-start your professional career with Cenovus post-graduation
  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Community Investment activities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Company/team building events


Are you looking for an exciting Co-op opportunity full of meaningful, diverse, and challenging assignments working alongside industry leading professionals?  You’ll be part of a driven, and collaborative team completing important projects while receiving the mentorship, knowledge, and experience to develop the skills you need to build an exciting career.


Cenovus Energy is seeking innovative and driven students to support various departments across the business:


Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineering


  • Perform field visits to assist the area team with troubleshooting of fixed equipment
  • Conduct field investigations to develop and document technical scoping for fixed equipment; repair, replacement, and/or modifications
  • Assist in Fitness-For-Service evaluations of fixed equipment identified by the mechanical integrity program to ensure compliance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards
  • Assist in the development and creation of engineering work packages for routine maintenance activities (Specifications, Drawings, Bill of Materials, Work Scope, Vendor Data) in accordance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards
  • Update plant fixed equipment technical drawings/documents
  • Generate and/or update plant fixed equipment material descriptions for critical spare parts
  • Create SAP (ERP software) notifications, purchase requests, and cost accounting methods


Project Engineering


  • Develop engineering troubleshooting skills
  • Assist project engineers with designs of less complex equipment such as piping, pumps, heat exchangers, tanks, etc.
  • Provide data for engineering, procurement, and construction of capital projects
  • Apply hands on project management
  • Maintain and develop cost budgets and schedules for projects
  • Oversee on-site construction and commissioning of engineering projects


Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineering


  • Gather and enter updated information into existing or newly created spreadsheets.  Data may come from engineering files or from verification of equipment located throughout the refinery
  • May contact machinery vendors for missing/required information
  • May participate in field supervision of maintenance and project work conducted throughout the refinery
  • Predictive maintenance tools may be utilized to examine machinery to assess machinery condition and to determine scope of work during machine overhaul



  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attitude for carrying out all work in a safe, cautious manner while following safe work practices
  • This is a safety sensitive role and as such you will also be required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during required work hours. Furthermore, you will also be required to pass the Cenovus pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • A valid Driver's License is required
  • Military experience a plus



  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering
  • Availability for multiple work terms is preferred
  • Strong academic performance (Minimum of 3.0 GPA)
  • Preference will be given to students in 3rd or 4th year
  • Attach copies of transcripts



Please submit a resume and transcript in one (1) PDF document. 

NOTE: Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered. 



Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum payment to assist with relocation expenses.


Additional Information

  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities
  • Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Candidates must have their own means of transportation as there is no public transportation


At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience, and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities, and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all the unique attributes of our staff, as well as the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure people feel respected, appreciated, and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect, and connection, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.


Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59pm June 30, 2022


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


Cenovus Energy is an affirmative action employer, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.