Unit Operator

Closing date: June 15, 2023

Position type: Permanent - full time

Status: Accepting Applications


Harvest Operations Corp. is a diverse Energy Company based out of Calgary offering exposure to conventional upstream oil and natural gas production and SAGD operations. We are focused on identifying opportunities to create and deliver value with an active development program and a technical approach taken to maximize our assets.
Harvest has an immediate opening for a Unit Operator reporting to the Shift Lead.

  • Ensure that the Field/Process/De-oiling Team’s equipment and processes are optimized to maximize equipment capacities and minimize operating costs;
  • Monitor SAGD well pairs and production and injection equipment performance, chemical use, and energy optimization to identify opportunities for improvement;
  • Participate in team troubleshooting of equipment and processes;
  • Help to identify reliability issues and inefficiencies;
  • Follow procedures, standards and specifications pertaining to Unit Operations;
  • Issue safe work permits and monitor maintenance activities to ensure site safety policies are followed;
  • Operate small machinery including; fork-lift, man-lift, skid steer, and off-road vehicles;
  • Identify maintenance requirements and initiate work orders as required;
  • Recognize and recommend actions to improve production and cost performance;
  • Monitor production and record results;
  • Prepare log books, unit check sheets and rounds;
  • Monitor injection rates of chemicals and make adjustments to optimize chemical treatmentperformance;
  • Recognize, diagnose and correct equipment problems in the field;
  • Participate in the development of initial and ongoing training programs and operation manuals;
  • Assist in conducting training sessions, provide on-the-job instruction to enable team members to develop skills required to participate effectively and advance within our operations;
  • Good communication skills and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to develop safe work procedures and LOTO’s as needed;
  • Maintain all required safety certification and regulatory courses; and
  • Other duties may apply
  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum Third Class, preference for a Second Class
  • Graduate from a Power Engineering, Petroleum, or Chemical Technology Diploma or Heavy Oil Operations Technician Certificate program is a definite asset
  • 3-7 years operations experience
  • Must have a good understanding of SAGD well pair injection and production operations, production, injection and testing equipment, source water and observation wells, and auxiliary systems
  • Familiar with facility drawings and specifications
  • CSU experience is a definite asset
  • Team player with strong leadership, mentorship and communication skills
  • Committed to best practices in health, safety and environmental management
  • Ethical business conduct and community responsibility
  • Self –motivated, open-minded and results oriented
  • Good PC Skills
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Please reference “Job Posting #10295 – Unit Operator” in the subject of your email.
We sincerely thank those who apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Individuals can apply by sending a copy of their resumes to careers@harvestenergy.ca.