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We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

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We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

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Company Overview

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 13 countries, $93 billion of total assets and approximately 9,400 employees at March 31, 2022. Production averaged 1,747 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and proved reserves were 6.1 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2021.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 94 MBOED in 2021 and proved reserves were 0.3 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. Within our Calgary office, we have implemented a Hybrid Office Work program, which offers eligible employees flexibility with the option of working remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief through a DEI Council of employees, a culture of psychological safety and an Engagement Network, to name a few. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities.


ConocoPhillips Canada (CPC) is recruiting an Instrumentation Journeyman to join the Surmont team, located south of Fort McMurray, AB. Reporting to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor, this role is responsible for the safe execution of corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance tasks associated with the Surmont site instrumentation systems. This role is an integral part of the team in developing maintenance plans, work procedures, and safe operating practices, and for the safe execution of the entire corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance tasks associated with the Surmont Site systems.

This position will be a site-based role on a 14/14 rotation. Flights and company accommodation are provided.


  • Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of CPC's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System. Ensure HSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility. Unsafe acts and/or conditions, no matter in what area of responsibility, are to be reported so corrective actions can be taken.

  • Troubleshooting of control systems for equipment such as high-pressure separators, air compressors, gas scrubbers, crude dehydrators, water cut analyzers, multiphase flow meters, etc.

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of automated safety systems.

  • Utilize Cause & Effect Charts and SAFE charts in problem analysis.

  • Calibrate and repair of measuring and process control equipment such as pressure control valves, TT, FT, and LT’s.

  • Ensure that all-working tools and equipment as necessary to carryout out safe and efficient instrumentation work are available and in good working condition.

  • Take primary responsibility for the timely certification of all instrumentation calibration equipment (bench and field equipment).

  • Provide leadership and contribute to all HSE efforts in day-to-day activities.

  • Provide input to Planners/Schedulers in task list development for maintenance plans, items, and work orders.

  • Responsible for developing Instrumentation maintenance procedures (SSMP – Site Specific Maintenance Procedures)

  • Ensure that maintenance work order shop papers are fully and accurately completed to maintain SAP equipment and work plan records.

  • Provide input to ensure critical spares are available and stocking levels are correct.

  • Maximize production by leading and participating in RCFA’s to eliminate repeat failures.

  • Support condition-based monitoring through smart devices and plant management software (ex; AMS, PRM, FDM)

  • Assist the E/I Maintenance Supervisor in management of all the regulatory recordkeeping for instrumentation equipment such as CEMS, accounting meters, etc.

  • Participate in the On-line Network of Excellence (NoE) Turbo Machinery, Production Services & Optimization and Maintenance and Reliability providing support, questions and or suggestions.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-10 years of Instrumentation maintenance experience, with valid inter-provincial journeyman certification.

  • SAGD plant experience.

  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 – 10 years Oil &/or Gas field experience is desirable

  • Strong computer skills (MS products – Word; Excel; Project; PowerPoint).

  • Extensive experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of PLC’s, basic and advanced electronic/pneumatic instruments, accounting and regulator measurement.

  • Working knowledge of control systems for fired heaters, multiphase/centrifugal pumps, reciprocating compressors, ESP downhole pumps and sensors.

  • Thorough knowledge of automated safety systems.

  • Cause & Effect Charts and SAFE chart analysis.

  • Strong knowledge of instrumentation testing and measuring equipment

  • Strong skills in interpretation of instrumentation, processing, and control drawings.

  • Commissioning and project turnover experience.

  • Working knowledge of interpretation of PLC logic drawings.

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to exemplary safety and environmental work practices.

  • A true understanding and commitment to HSE leadership, and CPC’s core values.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Please attach a copy of your current resume to the application.

This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the ConocoPhillips Canada substance abuse program and pre-employment health screening.

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date.

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

For information on our Sustainable Development performance in Canada, visit www.cpcsustainability.ca

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Before:

September 29, 2023


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the country where this job is located is NOT available for this position.


ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer.