Field Operations, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Kamloops, 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 (Kamloops) with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Operation Technicians. The successful candidate will assist all work disciplines throughout the Kamloops district.


This position is based in our Kamloops regional office and will report to the Operations Supervisor.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely assistance to Field Technicians, increasing operational efficiency;
  • Assist with internal/external Audit inspection and preparation, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) inventory control for the District;
  • Assist with building/grounds maintenance including tasks such as:
    • Operate lawn tractors/mowers/weed whackers: assisting with landscaping, fire control, and vegetation management throughout the district boundaries.
    • General station maintenance including painting, deficiency review and clean up.
    • Pressure washing, cleaning heavy duty equipment (Noxious Weed Control).
    • Signage repair at Pump Stations and or on the Right of Way
    • Office furniture construction and or preparation.
    • Project planning and execution;
  • Transport materials and supplies to and from site providing support to District Technicians;
  • Assisting with hazardous waste documentation and removal;
  • Re-coating small sections of pipe that have been identified through the Facility Pipe Inspection work orders; and
  • Scheduling and assisting with fleet vehicle maintenance appointments.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Interest in a skilled trade considered an asset;
  • Able to perform physically demanding duties and tasks;
  • Previous landscape and or lawn maintenance work history would be an asset;
  • Previous work history within an industrial setting would be an asset;
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety and the safety of company assets, employees, and the public;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft systems – Outlook/Word/Excel/Share Point/WebEx;
  • Positive attitude, team player, strong work ethic and willingness to learn and take on new tasks;
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; and
  • Assist with other team functions and provide support as necessary.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license;
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies in the Fall; and
  • Flexible to accommodate possible changes in scheduled work.


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.