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Power Engineering Summer Students

  • Apply your academic learnings and skills in a challenging role!
  • Build your technical depth and foster your professional growth in a collaborative team environment!
  • Receive competitive compensation and benefits with a global leader!

Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical, and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex’s global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking multiple Power Engineering Summer Students to join our team in Medicine Hat, AB on a full-time basis. These positions will be based on a three-month or four-month work term during the summer of 2023, dependent on the program schedule of the post-secondary power engineering program being attended. Candidates will work a 12-hour, rotating shift schedule and acquire the necessary time as per ABSA Power Engineering regulations Section 18 (7).     

The Power Engineering Summer Student will work under the direction of a qualified shift operator and have the opportunity to take part in the operator training program. Duties will include unit rounds, monitoring equipment, helping prepare equipment for maintenance, as well as boiler water sampling and testing. 

The Power Engineering Summer Student will gain steam time toward their Third-Class Power Engineering studies and will have the opportunity to experience both utilities and process work. You'll also join us with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Current enrollment in a two-year Power Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4-point scale
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License
  • Strong computer skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment screening that includes a background check and medical assessment, including drug and alcohol screening, due to the safety-sensitive nature of the position

As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll join us with the following competencies:

  • Self-motivated with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Observable learning agility demonstrated by a consistent ability to readily retain new information and demonstrate acquired skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong listening skills and receptiveness to feedback
  • Willing to support all Methanex Responsible Care environment, health, and safety initiatives

Above all, you must be a strong team player who is results-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to consistently exceed identified goals, and superior problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills while also demonstrating an ongoing commitment to professional development. 


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect, and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation.

We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect an industry-competitive salary along with benefits.

Join this thriving and team-focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now! 

To apply, please complete the online application form. Once you have answered the questions, please click NEXT and you will be instructed to attach your resume on the following page. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcript as a single document.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 4 p.m. on February 22, 2023.

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