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Staff Water Treatment Technologist

Lloydminster, Canada
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2018 02:32:42 PM Unposting Date: Jul 26, 2018 01:59:00 AM
Staff Water Treatment Technologist-00135257-20180516


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 is currently looking for a Staff Water Treatment TechnologistThis position is responsible for managing the water treatment programs for the Lloyd Thermal SAGD facilities in Husky’s Heavy Oil and Gas business unit.  Specific responsibilities include: evaluating the effectiveness of the chemical inhibitor and water treatment programs (as they relate to managing corrosion, scaling and overall operating integrity of the facility equipment), reviewing internal and 3rd party monitoring data, developing recommendations for improvements and optimization of chemical usage.
Specific responsibilities will include:

Providing analytical and operational support for chemical corrosion and scale inhibition programs:

  • Evaluating effectiveness of water treatment programs
  • Reviewing existing and developing and implementing best practices for field fluid sampling and testing protocols
  • Troubleshooting water treatment-related problems encountered in the field
  • Reviewing 3rd party analytical data from chemical service providers and labs to ensure programs are effective and that they are held accountable to managing their programs
  • Documenting reviews and make recommendations for changes to chemical usage
  • Developing strong working relationships with various stakeholders including operations, chemical vendors and facility/plant engineers

Optimizing chemical corrosion and scale inhibition programs to reduce operating expense and improve system performance:

  • Reviewing and analyzing monthly chemical residuals and fluid analyses with chemical service providers
  • Documenting analyses and making recommendations for adjustments to chemical treatment program rates and review recommendations from vendors
  • Developing decision summaries to support MOC reviews

Supporting root cause failure analyses:

  • Participating in or conducting failure analyses for equipment failures
  • Documenting failures through failure analysis reports
  • Providing practical solutions to help prevent future failures

Supporting facility improvements through new construction and maintenance projects:

  • Reviewing designs and construction work packages to identify potential water treatment issues
  • Identifying appropriate technologies to be incorporated in new designs to proactively avoid scaling and corrosion issues
  • Participating in Management of Change reviews for changes to facility equipment, processes or operational practices



Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Diploma or degree in Chemistry or other relevant discipline from an accredited institution
  • Diploma or degree in corrosion sciences or chemical engineering would be an asset
  • Certifications such as Chemical Technologist from a recognized local jurisdictional institution or eligibility for certification
  • International certifications such as Chemical Treatment Technologist as offered by NACE International or eligibility for certification would be an asset
  • Professional designation such as Professional Engineer, or Professional Engineering Technologist would be an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in water treatment with particular reference to chemical treatment program development, implementation, monitoring and trouble shooting.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of working in the field of water treatment in oil and gas (Thermal/SAGD recovery) or chemical processing industries
  • Analytical experience in chemistry and water treatment, including fluid and deposit sampling and analysis
  • Experience working in either site or commercial lab environment would be an asset
  • Experience with and understanding of Thermal/SAGD recovery, including water treatment, once-through steam generation (OTSG), and oil and gas production
  • Basic water lab analytical skills (titrations, spectrophotometry, ICP, XRD)
  • Basic knowledge of corrosion mechanisms and their causes
  • Strong, effective communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and tasks
  • Strong working knowledge of desktop computing systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with operations personnel
  • Familiarity with government regulations and industry codes and standards (NACE, API, ASME, etc.), specifically regarding equipment integrity would be an asset
  • Working knowledge of SAP plant maintenance would be an asset
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.
This position is based in Lloydminster and requires the successful candidate to live in the Lloydminster area. We encourage all applicants to review the following websites about living and working in the Lloydminster area:
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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