Rig Automation Intern – Nisku, AB

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Precision Drilling


Rig Automation Intern – Nisku, AB

Precision Drilling is launching our 2023 Internship Program!


If you are a current post-secondary student working towards your degree in Software Engineering/Automation and would like to gain real-world experience during your summer, then please read on…


Precision is looking for a Rig Automation Intern to join the team for summer 2023.


Working for Precision Drilling means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a strategic player in Precision Drilling’s future. We are a company rooted in the success of our people, where you will collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the organization.


Our Interns will enjoy perks such as:

  • A work environment where you can expect to enjoy a work-life balance that promotes personal health and well-being.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • Networking and employee engagement events.
  • Career development seminars.
  • Precision offers afternoons off before a long weekend.


How to Apply

Applicants MUST submit a Cover Letter detailing their interest in working at Precision Drilling. Failure to submit a Cover Letter will result in automatic disqualification. Please submit your Cover Letter & Resume in ONE PDF file attached in the resume section.

This application will close on Wednesday, March 8.

The following restrictions apply to all internship candidates:

  • Applicants must be available for a non-negotiable start date of Monday, May 8, 2023.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Applicants must have housing accommodations or transportation in the Nisku area, as Precision does not provide internship housing.
  • By May 8, 2023, applicants must have completed at least their first year of study in a post-secondary program/Technical Institute.



The Rig Automation Software Intern will support Precision’s growing IIOT and Automation Edge environment at a technical level.  The successful candidate will be assisting the Rig Automation team with various initiatives, including project tasks and sustainment activities.



  • Develop Real Time User interfaces;
  • Coding of programs that meet design specs using various languages (Java, Python, GO, etc);
  • Assisting in the integration of technical components and databases;
  • Industrial Internet of Things Integration;
  • Software/configuration documentation;
  • Building of training materials;
  • Automated Report Generation;
  • Front end user interface programming;
  • Back End Database design;
  • End to End and Quality assurance Testing;
  • Employee will work under the engineering licenses of Professional Engineers on the team; and,
  • No Managerial responsibilities.


Knowledge & Skills

Basic understanding of database architecture.

Strong programming and computer skills

Self-motivated and disciplined.

Highly organized, detail oriented, reliable, and responsible



Pursuing a Post-Secondary Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent.



Previous experience in the Oil and Gas Industry is an asset.



To apply for this job please visit jobs.precisiondrilling.com.