Field Technician - Equipment Operator

Operations | Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Energy resources allow modern society to function and PureHM is a trusted partner with pipeline operators in bringing those resources safely to market. The economy, communities and individual citizens rely heavily on these resources to maintain a desirable standard of living, whether they realize it or not. Pipelines are the safest way to deliver energy; companies that own these pipelines make crucial decisions every day to ensure their product is delivered safely and efficiently, with the least amount of risk to society and the environment. A large percentage of pipelines are constructed near watersheds such as creeks, rivers and lakes, creating an unavoidable connection between water resources and energy, which poses an increased risk to pipeline operators.

PureHM gives pipeline companies confidence that they are doing everything in their power to deliver energy in the safest, most reliable way. Our best-in-class technologies and service quality provides the actionable information needed to reduce risk, by identifying problem areas, reducing unnecessary repairs, and prolonging asset life, while balancing fiscal responsibility.

PureHM, a Xylem brand, provides solutions for regulated inspections of the pipelines that deliver these energy products. Using these solutions, we give pipeline companies confidence that they are delivering their products as safely and efficiently as possible. Using our best-in-class technologies, we provide operators with the actionable information needed to identify problem areas, reduce unnecessary pipeline repairs, and prolong asset life. Ultimately, we help you ensure that energy pipelines are fit for service.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Field Technician - Equipment Operator. The Field Technician will be responsible for performing the duties associated with testing, evaluation and installation of cathodic protection (CP) systems in order to prevent the effects of soil-side corrosion on various structures.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Perform as a crew lead on cathodic protection CP system installations
  • Operate excavating equipment when required (skid-steer, backhoe, etc.)
  • Responsible for completing tasks related to the installation, energization, and maintenance of cathodic protection and AC mitigation systems.
  • Plan & perform annual adjustive surveys, which includes measuring & recording structure-to-soil potential data, rectifier monitoring & maintenance, soil measurements
  • Perform continuity tests and soil resistivity measurements
  • Locate pipelines and document positional pipeline information utilizing electro-magnetic and GPS equipment.
  • Perform depth-of-cover, close-interval CP and coating surveys.
  • Document physical features of installation site for subsequent detailed as-built drawings
  • Assist senior personnel in the preparation of survey reports and final job reports
  • Responsible for the maintenance and operational function of assigned vehicle, tools and equipment.
  • Responsible for the infield training and development of other junior project team members.
  • Develop and follow project completion strategies to ensure efficient project workflow.
  • Respond promptly to customer/project issues in co-operation with all project & PureHM administrative personnel.
  • Provide on-site technical advice to team personnel as required and provide team members information regarding technical problems to allow a remedial plan to be determined in a cost-effective manner.
  • Adhere to client’s operations and HSE procedures and policies.
  • Ensure that all required reporting is submitted to the PureHM team leaders and safety representative including, but not limited to, operational reporting (i.e. Health & Safety inspection forms, near-misses, incident reports, etc.
  • Complete time & expense submissions in a timely manner to keep project costs current.
  • Follow equipment & inventory removal/addition procedures to ensure accurate counts.


  • NACE CP 1 certification
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with clean Abstract
  • Experience operating quads and snowmobiles an asset
  • Thermite welding, pin brazing and re-coat
  • The ability and desire to learn new tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Strong team attitude with commitment to customer service
  • Ability to manage time to maintain scheduling in order to meet appropriate deadlines
  • Experience with corrosion prevention and cathodic protection an asset
  • Experience operating skid-steer & backhoe equipment (certifications a benefit)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Application (Word, Excel, Outlook) and PC Skills
  • Must be willing and physically capable to spend long days on foot over rugged, remote terrain in inclement weather
  • Be available to travel for multiple days to remote locations ( >70%)

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
2) a leading global water technology company.

We’re a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at

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