Student, Mechanical Engineering - Lima, OH (Spring 2025)

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy

Other Engineering
Lima, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Worker Type: EmployeeGroup: Mechanical Engineering Department DepartmentJob Post End Date: 11/01/2024

Tentative Start Date: January 6, 2025

Location: Lima, OH

Length of Term: 4 months

About this opportunity

Are you seeking 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 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 we offer:

  • 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 resources, 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.
  • NOTE: Candidates must have their means of transportation as there is no public transportation in field locations.

What you’ll do

  • Perform field visits to assist the area team with troubleshooting equipment.
  • Support field investigations to develop and document technical scoping for repair, replacement, and/or modifications.
  • Assist in Fitness-For-Service evaluations of equipment identified by the mechanical integrity program to ensure compliance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards.
  • Assist in the development and creation of engineering work packages for routine maintenance activities (Specifications, Drawings, Bill of Materials, Work Scope, Vendor Data) in accordance with Cenovus engineering practices and ASME codes/standards.
  • Help with updating plant rotating and fixed equipment technical drawings/documents.
  • Assist with generating and/or updating plant material descriptions for critical spare parts.
  • Help to gather and enter updated information into existing or newly created spreadsheets. Data may come from engineering files or verification of equipment located throughout the refinery.
  • May contact machinery vendors for missing/required information.
  • May participate in field supervision of maintenance and project work conducted throughout the refinery.
  • May use predictive maintenance tools to be utilized to examine machinery to assess machinery condition and to determine the scope of work during machine overhaul.
  • Assist with creating SAP (ERP software) notifications, purchase requests, and cost accounting methods.

Who you are

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • 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
  • Available to begin work on January 6, 2025


  • 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.
  • Must be enrolled in a 2024 Undergraduate Program at an accredited post-secondary institution at the time of intended work term and returning to full-time studies after the work term OR registered in an accredited post-secondary co-op or internship program for the duration of the work term.
  • 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 is a safety-sensitive role and as such 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 Cenovus pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements.
  • Safety-sensitive positions require the operation of a motor vehicle. A valid US Driver’s License with no restrictions is a requirement for this role.


  • Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum payment to assist with relocation expenses.


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

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

If you require accessibility assistance to complete the online application or otherwise apply for an open position with Cenovus, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, please email

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

For more information, visit

Find Cenovus on Facebook, X, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

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.

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.


To be considered for a position, please click Apply and create an account or sign in to your Cenovus Careers profile.

Immediately following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online notification confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume.

Only those applicants who apply directly to a posted position and are selected for an interview will be contacted. We will not accept agency or third-party candidate submissions.

To follow the status of your application, log in to your Cenovus Careers profile and click on the appropriate job under ‘My Applications’.

Interested in this opportunity? Click the Apply link.

If you are a CURRENT EMPLOYEE please apply by going to our Internal Career Site