Co-op/Intern – Chemical Engineering (May 2022)

Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  February 15, 2022

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


About this Opportunity

Husky is looking for Chemical Engineering 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. If this is you, consider applying for one of our student positions. 


Why We Work at Husky

  • A wide range of opportunities to gain experience – no matter the field.
  • Innovation is a key. As a leading energy company, we are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact.
  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community Investment activities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Company/team building events
  • Gain insight into our New Grad Program as an opportunity to kick-start your professional career with Cenovus post-graduation


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity full of meaningful, diverse, and challenging assignments working alongside industry leading professionals?  You’ll 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.


Husky Energy is seeking innovative and driven students to support various departments across the business:


Process Engineering


  • Performing unit tests and analyzing operating data to improve profitability
  • Assisting staff engineers with designs of less complex equipment such as piping, pumps, heat exchangers, tanks, etc.
  • Providing operating data for planning, operations improvement, economic evaluations, etc.
  • Assisting staff engineers with troubleshooting to determine cause and solutions to operating problems
  • Maintaining and developing key performance indicators (KPI’s) for the process units.


Process Safety Management


  • Assists with the development of HMIS signs and labeling
  • Performs field verification of Process & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID’s) and Isometric drawings
  • Assist in Management of Change meeting packet formulation and HAZOP preparation
  • Attend and participate in Team meetings involving Process Safety Management (PSM) matters and Incident Investigations




  • Assist with daily process monitoring
  • Support troubleshooting efforts relating to unit upsets, product quality incidents, not meeting production plans, etc.
  • Work with various departments within the Lima Refinery to help support operations
  • Assist with area compliance with EH&S
  • Assist with compilation of production data



  • Candidates must be majoring in a Chemical Engineering degree program
  • Legally entitled to work in the US for the duration of the work term without sponsorship
  • Available to begin work in May 2022
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • These are safety sensitive roles and as such you will also be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during required work hours. Furthermore, you will also be required to pass the Husky pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements
  • As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, a valid US Driver’s License is required
  • Previous experience is considered an asset


Organizational Competencies

  • Technical Professional Skills
  • Drives for Results
  • Forward Thinking
  • Change Agility
  • Develops Potential
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Works Collaboratively



Please submit a resume and transcript. Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered. 



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


Candidates must have their own means of transportation as there is no public transportation.


Additional Information:

New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted


Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky’s balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.

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