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Plant Operator - Trades

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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  January 21, 2022

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


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.


About this opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for a Plant Operator – Trades to join our Thermal Operations team in the North Battleford District. 


Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Thermal Operations. The selected candidate will Operate their respective post (Battery, Steam, Field) and is responsible to ensure it is run in a safe, efficient manner while maintaining the necessary production requirements. The Thermal Plant Operator - Trades will follow an area rotation in which identified competencies in all areas will be met in a desired time frame.  In addition to these operational duties, this Trades Operator will complete scheduled minor maintenance tasks (PM’s, repairs, etc.) on electrical and instrumentation equipment.  This position will be available to assist in facility upset conditions to perform tasks like breaker resets and instrument repair.


About Cenovus:

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company. It is committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing its assets in a safe, innovative, and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into its business plans. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries. Cenovus shares trade under the symbol CVE and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.


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Why we work at Cenovus:

  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flex time
  • Employer paid benefits: health, dental, vision & more
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community Investment activities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Career progression/internal mobility opportunities
  • Company/team building events


Work Environment:

  • This is a full-time employee position working a 12hr 7on-7off shift schedule rotating day and night shifts.
  • This position in based in Edam, Saskatchewan.
  • Residence would be in the North Battleford, Edam or Turtleford areas.



  • Operate the Facility in a safe and effective manner, while working collaboratively as part of the operating team.
  • 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 per area responsibilities. Complete area operations records. (e.g., volume balances, log sheets, work permits and required reports)
  • Support operations performed maintenance activities aligned to the site’s operating philosophy. Support on-site maintenance contractors by communicating Husky requirements, policies, and procedures, while leading by example.
  • Aid, coaching, on-the-job training, and assessments to new employees as required.
  • Complete scheduled maintenance tasks based on their Journeyman qualification (Electrical/Instrumentation.  These include PM’s, scheduled minor repairs, etc.
  • Respond to breakdown work during weekends/nights/holidays when regular maintenance staff is not on site. 



  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • 5 years’ experience in facility Maintenance work
  • 1-2 yrs. experience in operation of oil processing equipment and all associated processes and systems.
  • Journeyman certification in Electrical and / or Instrumentation
  • Power Engineering certification is an asset (4th or 3rd class).
  • The role requires a 3rd class Power Engineering Certificate. If the successful candidate does not hold a Power Engineering Certificate, they are required to secure certifications as follows: 4th class to be completed 2 years from date of hire, 3rd class to be completed 5 years from date of hire.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft excel, word, outlook, etc.
  • Experience working with SAP
  • Class 5 drivers’ license.  For this position you will be required to maintain a Class 5 driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and adhere to the appropriate Company policies and guidelines. A driver’s abstract will be one of the background checks requested in the Pre-employment Screening for the final candidate.


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, Indigenous peoples, women, and persons with disabilities.

For information on Inclusion & Diversity at Husky, please click here.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  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.