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Location: Lac La Biche, AB, CA

Job ID: 17818

Jackfish District 

Our Jackfish District has an excellent opportunity for a Millwright to be part of our Jackfish Project team. Playing a key role within maintenance, you will be accountable for troubleshooting and repairing and reporting problems related to process and equipment. This position is geared towards those who are hardworking, eager to be part of an exciting project and desire a rewarding career. Reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, this role is a camp-based position working a shift of 8 days on & 6 days off.  Devon has an industry leading camp facility that serves all three Jackfish plants, and currently provides bus and/or air transportation from designated departure points in select locations, depending on place of residence and shift rotation.

Environment, health and safety are at the core of everything we do at Devon. We’re committed to getting each employee and contractor home safe every night and preserving the quality of the environment for future generations. The successful candidate will help maintain a high level of excellence in these areas, requiring them to anticipate risk and ensure safety in the workplace is a priority.

Our Jackfish Project is located approximately 15km (10 miles) southeast of Conklin, Alberta. Exponential growth in our Jackfish 1, 2 and 3 operations has led to over 120,000 BOED of best-in-class production. Devon pioneered the use of saline water in the SAGD process, eliminating the use of fresh water in our operations.

Performance Objectives:

  • Complete work orders on a district wide approach as assigned to by the Maintenance Foreman.
  • Generate electronic work orders as required
  • Work with contract personnel and other Devon support stakeholders as required
  • Participate in the review process for establishing spare parts list for mechanical and rotating equipment and inventory levels
  • Participate in the review process for establishing work orders for mechanical and rotating equipment
  • Assist in identifying causes of failures and making appropriate recommendations
  • Identify improvements and cost reduction ideas
  • Make recommendations regarding equipment replacement or upgrades
  • Troubleshoot process and equipment problems
  • Provide input for scheduled turnaround/shutdowns
  • Respond to after hour’s maintenance calls
  • Maintain a professional attitude and having a strong focus on safety in the workplace

This position offers the right candidate variety in their daily work life, learning opportunities and the chance to offer creative solutions. We are seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, who is self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision. We require someone who is known as an open and honest team player, and who has a positive, engaging attitude


  • A high school diploma and are a holder of an Alberta or Interprovincial Millwright Trade Certificate
  • At least 5+ years of previous maintenance experience in a related field
  • Intermediate computer skills with a knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision with excellent planning and organization skills and who has the ability to be influential and assertive when necessary.
  • Working knowledge of SAP CMMS system is considered an asset

Devon Canada is a great place to do great work. Our unique collaborative culture encourages innovation and cross-functional relationships to achieve great things, as a team. Our aim is to produce energy in the most sustainable way possible; when we’re finished, leave the communities and environments we operate in better than we found them.

The Devon Advantage:

  • Top 40 Best Workplaces in Canada and FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 BEST Companies to Work For
  • Emerald Award winning environmental performance
  • Premier SAGD operations
  • Award winning gym facility in Calgary and Jackfish
  • 62,000-square foot Jackfish Lodge, the industry-leading camp facility where employees enjoy their own room and personal en suite bathroom
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Bonus and long-term incentive programs
  • An employee-focused, performance driven environment

Devon is an inclusive and diverse employer.

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