Student, Turnaround Planning - Lima, OH (Fall 2024)

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024
Worker Type: EmployeeGroup:Job Post End Date: 07/28/2024

About this opportunity

Are you looking for an exciting Co-op opportunity full of meaningful, diverse, and challenging assignments working alongside industry-leading professionals? You will be part of a driven, and collaborative team completing important projects while receiving the mentorship, knowledge, and experience to develop the skills you need to build an exciting career.

Cenovus is looking for students who are seeking an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a refining environment. We are looking for individuals who can bring fresh ideas to the table, and who are willing to learn from some of the industry's most innovative and talented people.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct field investigations to develop and document technical scoping for repair, replacement, and/or modifications required for the turnaround.
  • May assist engineering with Fitness-For-Service evaluations of equipment identified by the mechanical integrity program to ensure compliance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards.
  • Assist and/or lead the development and creation of execution work packages for maintenance activities (Specifications, Drawings, Bill of Materials, Work Scope, Vendor Data) in accordance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards.
  • May contact vendors for missing/required information, and verify the status of material pre-fabrication, and/or the status of material delivery, which may include visits to local fabrication shops.
  • Participation in contractor validation reviews, field walks, scheduled quality reviews, and optimization sessions
  • Participate/support field supervision of turnaround work conducted leading up to, during, and post-shutdown.
  • Support the identification of execution issues/concerns with turnaround leadership (Safety, quality, cost, and schedule)
  • Participate in safety meetings and audits
  • Participate in lessons learned and provide recommendations for continuous improvement

Who you are

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States – Sponsorship for this role will not be provided
  • As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, a valid US Driver's License is required
  • Previous experience is considered an asset
  • Strong attitude for carrying out all work in a safe, cautious manner while following safe work practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Preference will be given to students in 3rd or 4th year.
  • Availability for multiple work terms is preferred.
  • Strong academic performance
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the scheduled semester
  • Candidates currently enrolled in either a Masters or Ph.D. program at an accredited post-secondary institution may also be considered.
  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.

Working Conditions

  • May include frequency of travel, sitting, standing, computer work, lifting, driving, working at site, etc.

Safety Sensitive

  • This may be a safety-sensitive role, and you will also be required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during required work hours. Furthermore, you will also be required to pass the pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements.
  • Safety-sensitive positions require the operation of a motor vehicle, applicants are asked to provide a recent (i.e., issued within the previous 4 weeks) original driver is abstract, for the preceding 5-year period, if offered the position. A valid Canadian class 5 Driver's License with no restrictions (i.e., non GDL) is a requirement for this role.


Please submit a resume and transcript in one (1) PDF document.

Note: Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered.

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Student Program Benefits:

  • A multi-discipline program with meaningful, hands-on work experience
  • Networking events coordinated by the New Grad Committee including group mentoring from senior/executive leaders, lunch ‘n learns, guest speakers, technical presentations, and holiday celebrations.
  • Wide support network including direct leaders, program leads, human resource, peers, mentor(s), New Grad Committee, and buddy.
  • Structured goal setting and performance evaluations.
  • Opportunity to present work-term learnings to the Cenovus Leadership team.
  • Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum relocation payment to assist with relocation expenses.
    • Candidates must have their own means of transportation as there is no public transportation in field locations.

Additional Information

  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.
  • Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Learn more about our Student and New Grad program!
  • Interested in some of our past student experiences? Read their stories here.

Who we are

We’re an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada and the Asia Pacific region, and upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We are currently the largest refiner in Ohio and transport products from our refineries in Lima and Toledo, Ohio and Superior, Wisconsin via pipelines, rail cars and trucks to customers throughout the United States.

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At Cenovus, we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We’re committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel respected, valued and engaged. We strive for a collaborative, physically and psychologically safe environment where you can be yourself, feel a sense of belonging and thrive. For more information, including details on our inclusion and diversity targets and networks, visit

The requirements of this posting may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


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