Field Operations, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


Our Core Values

Trans Mountain’s core values – Safety, Integrity, Respect and Excellence – guide our every step. Each obstacle we’ve overcome or success we’ve experienced has been the result of a shared commitment to living these values every day. Together, we’re focused on doing the right thing for each other and our communities.


As a Field Operations, Summer Student (Sumas), you’ll have an opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Operations experts. This student will provide assistance to the district field staff and the Operations' administration.


This position is based at the Sumas Station (Abbotsford) and will report to the Supervisor, Operations.  

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with administrative duties including shipping/receiving and creating/maintaining documentation; 
  • General maintenance within the district, including pressure washing, painting, site cleanup, and overall support;
  • Work with and/or assign basic tasks to grounds maintenance contractors and facility janitorial contractors;
  • Address back-log of housekeeping issues at the district facilities;
  • Facilitate the inventory and organization of Sumas district materials and supplies;
  • Aid the facility operations and maintenance site contact for equipment/parts deliveries at Sumas station;
  • Provide data entry for the maintenance tracking system and budget forecasting system (Access Database);
  • Ensure a clean workplace include sanitizing common areas, emptying garbage, and maintaining kitchen cleanliness;
  • Participate in Emergency Response training and activities; and
  • Provide back up support and assistance to the District Operations Assistant and the regional Budget Coordinator and other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Interest in a skilled trade considered an asset;
  • H2S Awareness and First Aid an asset but not a requirement;
  • Ability to operate maintenance equipment (e.g., lawn mower, weedwhacker, pressure washer);
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/Share Point/WebEx);
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks as assigned;
  • Maintains a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public;
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude;
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Attention to detail is critical;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the Fall;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License reliable transportation to and from work; and
  • Travel is required for this role (5%)


We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take.  Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.


A Rewarding Opportunity


We offer:

  • Valuable experience providing opportunity for professional development and career advancement;
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the most talented and experience people in the business;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships;
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference;
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


We value:

  • The health, safety and wellness of everyone working in our company;
  • Meaningful participation from Indigenous and local communities;
  • The commitment and resilience of our people;
  • Collaboration and achieving success together. 


In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.


In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).


In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences.  The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day.  Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.