Plant Operator - Process

CA-AB-Foster Creek
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Position Type
Asset Team/Group
Oil Sands Production Ops
Job Post End Date

About Cenovus

When we became a company, back in 2009, we made a commitment to be a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources – the oil sands. It’s a commitment we take seriously.


By applying the latest technology and fresh, progressive thinking to our work, we’re able to minimize our impact on the environment while safely producing energy resources the world needs. These energy resources help transport people, goods and services. They heat and cool homes. And they’re used to make everyday items like detergent, smartphones and sports equipment.


We’re focused on two growth platforms to create long-term value for our shareholders. That includes our top-tier assets in the oil sands region in northern Alberta where we drill for oil and use specialized methods to pump it to the surface. We also have a large land base with significant production in the Deep Basin, a liquids-rich natural gas fairway in Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, Cenovus has other established conventional natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan and 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries. We’re based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol CVE.

About this Opportunity

Our Foster Creek Facility is currently looking for a Plant Operator - Process. Reporting to the Shift Lead -  Process, your primary focus will be to control the treating trains in order to be able to maintain on-spec sales oil.

Work Environment

This is a full time position, working  a shift of  7 days on 7 days off, rotating days and nights. Foster Creek has full service camp facilities available. Depending on your place of residence and your shift rotation, bus and/or air transportation to/from site is offered from designated departure points in select locations. Foster Creek is serviced by flight hubs in Calgary and Edmonton as well as bus transportation to site from La Corey, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake, AB.


  • Responsible for hands-on day to day operation of the equipment in the oil processing area of treating 180,000bbl/d of oil
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety, environmental and regulatory responsibilities, by submitting hazard identifications, completing equipment lockouts, participating in emergency response activities, and the execution of safe working procedures
  • Identify and scope out opportunities to maximize production, minimize operating costs, and eliminate downtime
  • Troubleshoot and resolve process problems
  • Effectively communicate with operations and maintenance staff
  • Monitor and control plant conditions, completing rounds and process testing
  • Maintain proper documentation, including operator logs, and safety and environmental reports
  • Perform housekeeping, performance monitoring and maintenance activities as required


  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the Cenovus Drug and Alcohol policy which includes pre-assignment testing
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • 4+ years of processing experience
  • 3rd Class Steam Certificate  prefered (ABSA Power Engineer)
  • Prior experience with thermal recovery operations and Honeywell DCS systems is an asset

Other skills

  • Effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently



Following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online message confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about the status of your application.

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