Field Operator

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Ovintiv requires a full-time employee Field Operator to support the Dawson South and Tumbler Ridge fields in our Dawson Creek, BC area.

The field consist of sweet/sour well production and a gathering system that transports production to process facilities in the area. 

The position requires a strong knowledge and experience in the operation of production wells, liquid separation, compression, water injection and associated pipeline networks. 

The successful candidate would be Team focused, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.

This position requires daytime coverage consisting of 10 hour shifts working on an 8 – 6 rotation.  Requirement to be on call after hours.



Understand and perform safety responsibilities such as hazard identification, equipment lock-out, emergency response, and follow safe work procedures.Ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulatory requirements.  Responsible for corrective actions if required.Ensure effective communication with operations, maintenance and management staff.Operate field equipment in a safe and efficient manner.Troubleshoot process problems and identify opportunities for improvement and optimization, working closely with Lead Operator.Monitor field well performance and/or facilityconditions utilizing SCADA systems.Maintain superior housekeeping standards throughout the field and facilities at all times.Responsible for minor maintenance and the coordination of other maintenance activities.Ensure work orders are entered and completed for maintenance work.Maintain proper documentation including plant logs, maintenance records, safety & environment reports, etc.Assist with projects work, including turnarounds.Track and maintain key performance indicators such as production, downtime and production losses.


Three or more years of operational experience.Operational and maintenance experience on well site equipment.  Good understanding of liquid well optimization, compression, and pipeline maintenance. BC Provincial 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate a plusValid Class 5 driver’s license.Strong organizational and communication skills are required.Proficient in use and application of PC programs specifically in PVR, Word, Excel and Outlook.Ability and confidence to work with minimal supervision and proven strong leadership abilities.Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and is open to take on a variety of operational challenges.Strong mechanical and technical aptitude with proven analytical, trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.Team player with strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required, ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.Must live within Dawson Creek area.

Benefits: Ovintiv offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

At Ovintiv, we value diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to any individual inquiry about the status of your application.

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