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Thermal Automation Specialist

Lloydminster, Canada
Job Posting: Jan 10, 2019, 9:29:35 PM Unposting Date: Jan 21, 2019, 6:59:00 AM
Thermal Automation Specialist-00133487-20190109


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 an Automation Specialist to assist the Thermal department in the Lloydminster Heavy Oil and Oil Sands business unit.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Manage Thermal district automation requirements for new and existing facilities.
  • Develop and implement automation standards, procedures and strategies for change management of automation systems within the Thermal district.
  • Provide guidance, expectations and oversight to automation vendors.
  • Interface with Operations and Maintenance with continued cost saving optimization initiatives.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal stakeholders (Projects, Technical Services, etc.)
  • Provide automation expertise during design reviews, including HAZOP / LOPA exercises.
  • Support the development of Measurement Accountability Reporting Plans (MARP).
  • Provide input into process control equipment failure investigations.
  • Be aware of new automation technologies that can enhance process control and process safety.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Instrumentation or Electrical Engineer/Technologist or Journeyman Instrumentation Technician
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Journeyman Instrumentation/Electrical Interprovincial (Red Seal)
  • A minimum of five years' experience with plant process automation
  • Control system programming experience
  • Proven ability to develop standards and best practices
  • Familiar with field automation technologies (RTU, PLC, HMI, SCADA, end devices, communications systems)
  • Knowledge of relevant Instrumentation and Control (I&C) codes and best practices (ISA, IEC, API)
  • The following would be considered an asset:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering would be an asset:
    • Registered Professional Engineer (APEGA/APEGS)
    • Instrumentation or Electrical Engineering Technologist (ASET/SASTT)
    • Knowledge of networks, administration, computer systems, and relational databases.
    • Experience with Thermal SAGD operations, field instrumentation and measurement equipment
    • Knowledge of measurement technologies, practices, and regulations (API, AGA, AER/ECON)
    • Knowledge and experience in Management of Change (MOC) and Project Execution
    • Experience collaborating with, communicating with, and influencing internal and external stakeholders
Working Conditions:
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:
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.
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.
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, 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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