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Reliability Technologist

Lloydminster, Canada
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2018 06:33:59 PM Unposting Date: Jun 26, 2018 01:59:00 AM
Reliability Technologist-00135258-20180516


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 & Gas (HOG) business unit is looking for a Reliability Technologist to join the Reliability Engineering Team in Lloydminster.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong business judgment in all aspects of communication and organizational skills as well as thrive in a busy work environment.
The successful candidate will assist the Reliability Engineering Team in our continued transition from reactive to proactive maintenance for the HOG business unit in Lloydminster.  This position is responsible for developing methods for improving maintenance, reliability and optimizing the life cycle of instrumentation and electrical assets.  The primary focus will be on the preservation of assets with support to the restore and enhancement of assets.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Develops an overall instrumentation reliability improvement plan with metrics linked to Plant Cost and Asset Maintenance KPIs
  • Works in collaboration with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering to optimize operating costs and enhance availability of assets
  • Evaluates and identifies new technologies or inspection procedures to replace current problematic instrumentation controls, sensors, drives and electrical equipment and inspection strategies that will improve overall long term plant asset reliability
  • Reviews downtime data history to identify trends and repeat events leading up to failures as part of the methodology identifying root causes of failures in equipment
  • Works with operations and maintenance personnel to resolve production losses due to equipment failures; facilitate root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and develop strategies to prevent reoccurrence of failures
  • Uses FMEA process on select equipment. Prepare implementation plans to reduce failure frequency and severity.  Track and measure progress using historical and current data.
  • Establishes and monitors key performance indicators for Electrical and Instrumentation assets
  • Provides guidance on optimal inventory levels
  • Assists in the financial justification of asset reliability upgrades and improvements using life cycle costing


Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist diploma/Journeyman from an accredited institution
  • Certified Engineering Technologist designation or is eligible for designation that is recognized by SASTT or ASET is an asset
  • Minimum of 10 year’s related maintenance and reliability experience of Instrumentation/electrical assets with preference given to heavy oil and gas experience
  • Hands on exposure to and functional understanding of electrical, instrumentation and field hardware such as smart digital transmitters, control valves (globe and butterfly), gas analyzers, communication and calibration devices
  • Experience with programmable control systems such as PLC, DCS and SCADA/RTU, calibration and repair of plant instrumentation, analyzer calibration, combustion flame safety shutdown controls and local control loops
  • Knowledge in the use and application of predictive technologies (infrared, calibration history, diagnostic software/systems)
  • Good working knowledge and experience with a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as SAP
  • Possess knowledge and experience with safe work practices in an oil industry environment accompanied by a superior safety attitude
  • Working knowledge with engineering codes and standards and process safety such as ISA, ISO, IEC, ASME, ABSA, API, AGA, NEC, NEMA, NFPA, CSA.
  • Strong leadership orientation that includes coaching, development of staff, and guidance of individuals toward goal achievement
  • Possess superior analytical skills to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies
Field travel in the local area is required approximately 30-40% of the time.
This position is based in Lloydminster and requires the successful candidate to live in Lloydminster. We encourage all applicants to review the following websites about living and working in Lloydminster:
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.
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.
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.



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