Field Operator

Posted on March 18, 2024. Primary Region: Estevan, SK

Tundra Oil & Gas is a Manitoba-based oil and gas exploration and production company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnipeg-based James Richardson & Sons, Limited. Tundra’s head office is in Winnipeg, with additional offices in Virden, Estevan, and Calgary. At Tundra, we believe that our people are the foundation of our success, and we are dedicated to growing our company in a sustainable and disciplined way. This philosophy has served us well since our inception in 1980. Today, Tundra is a team 360-strong, and a leader in the Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan oil industry. We take pride in supporting the communities in which we operate and stewarding the resources we manage for today and for the future. We are committed to working together and to getting everyone home safe every day.

Tundra is seeking a Field Operator based out of the Estevan/Oungre area.

Typical duties of a Field Operator include the operation and maintenance of central production treatment/storage facilities, water injection pumps, various utility support systems including chemical injection equipment, and related equipment.

Some specific duties, and responsibilities of a Field Operator include, but are not limited to:
• Daily responsibilities of your assigned well run include:
- Perform daily well checks by inspecting equipment to ensure it is running properly and examine leases
- Perform minor maintenance repairs
- Complete work orders for larger maintenance work
- Test wells by obtaining volumes, samples, and gas readings, maintain logbook, and enter test results into PVR
- Perform pigging on pipelines
- Perform chemical circulations and monitor chemical rates
- Examine boost pumps and lubrications
- Inspect gas compressors and lubrications where applicable
- Check single well batteries, monitor storage capacities, and coordinate trucking if applicable
- Report spills, near misses, and complete hazard ID’s
- Complete problem well reports if needed
• Issue permits to contractors and crews when necessary
• Provide insight and share opinions at Safety and Operational meetings
• Maintain good relations with landowners
• Respond to call outs and emergency alarms if applicable
• Maintain assigned company trucks and tools.
• Expected to obtain battery knowledge and experience

Candidates for this position will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
• High School Diploma
• Previous field operating and battery experience would be considered an asset.
• A valid Driver’s License is required.
• Willingness to achieve certification in:
- H2S Alive Certificate
- First Aid/ CPR
- ATV Safety Course
- SAIT Production Field Operator Training
• Basic mathematical abilities are required
• Computer skills are considered an asset
• Mechanical abilities are considered an asset
• Collaborate well with others
• Detail oriented
• Ability to identify problems, brainstorm and analyze answers, and implement the best solutions.
• Strong safety conscience
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Required to reside within a 45-minute drive of the assigned field
• Must conform to facial hair standards for wearing respiratory protective equipment as required by Enform
• Required to be on call
• Required to drive to a variety of work sites using company vehicles including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, etc.
• Exposure to all weather conditions
• May be required to lift items weighing up to 25 kilograms or more.
• Exposure to potential hazards eg. toxic chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide.
• Required to work under stress and to handle emergency situations.
• Adhere to the safety accountabilities as per Tundra's Safety Policy.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit the Careers section of our website at to submit your application by end of day April 3rd, 2024.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.


461 Devonian Street
Estevan / Oungre Area, SK

Job types: Full-time

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