Athabasca Summer Students

Various Positions in Saskatoon, PA, Points North, Regina, and more

The goal of our summer student/mentorship program is to help develop tomorrow’s leaders by providing a meaningful work experience for students from the Athabasca Basin region.

Job Descriptions

Students will be matched as best as possible to opportunities based on the needs of the organization and the student’s past experience, area of interest and level of study.

Following are the job descriptions for the 2024 summer student positions:

Admin
Hatchet Lake Economic Development, Fond du Lac Development LP, Black Lake Ventures

Job Description

  • 6 positions available 
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024. 
  • Must be enrolled in University or other post-secondary program 

Reporting to the Office Manager, the summer student will assist with various functions including: 

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors 
  • Filing 
  • Coordinating and booking meeting dates and times 
  • Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings 
  • Students will also get an opportunity to job shadow the Office Manager for duties such as hiring process, candidate database entry and maintenance, time tracking, payroll creation, benefit and pension tracking, remitting and reconciliation 
  • Misc. duties as required 

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Admin / Labourer
Team Drilling (Saskatoon)

Job Description

  • 2 positions available 
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024 
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall 

 Reporting to the HR Manager, the Administrative Assistant Summer Student will be: 

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors 
  • Maintain filing system 
  • Provide administrative support to various departments 
  • Plan, organize, and schedule company meetings in the office, off-site, and via videoconference 
  • Order and oversee office supplies and food deliveries for group meetings 
  • Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings 
  • Valid Driver’s licence would be an asset 
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned 

 Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Labourer Summer Student will be: 

  • Assisting mechanics 
  • Assisting in yard and shop cleanup 
  • Assisting yard personnel 
  • Shipping/receiving, warehouse duties, cleaning parts and maintenance 
  • Must be physically fit 
  • Students must have their own steel-toed boots 
  • Safety training will be provided 
  • Valid Driver’s licence would be an asset 
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

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Yard
Points North (Points North)

Job Description

  • 2 positions available 
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall 
  • 11-week term starting June 13, 2024 
  • 2 weeks in, 2 weeks out rotation 

 Reporting to the Yard Supervisor, the Yard Summer Student will: 

  • Handle freight in safe timely manner 
  • Maintain yard, ramp and warehouse 
  • Safely operate equipment on and off-site 
  • Assist with aircraft in the yard and at the dock 
  • Relate to the public and co-workers in a positive, friendly and professional manner 
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

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Warehouse
Arctic Beverages (Prince Albert)

Job Description

  • 1 position available
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall

 Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Warehouse Summer Student will be responsible for: 

  • Follow outlined procedures and safety protocols at all times
  • Accurately pick orders in a safe and timely manner
  • Ensure all orders are accurate
  • Receive product and inspecting for accuracy of order and damage
  • Taking inventory
  • Prepare deliveries
  • Loading and unloading trailers
  • Clean and maintain warehouse
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Valid Driver’s licence required
  • Steel toed-boots required
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned 

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Marketing
Athabasca Basin Development (Saskatoon)

Job Description

  • 1 position available 
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024 (depending on school schedule) 
  • Must be enrolled in university or business certificate program. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills. 
  • Experience using MS Office (word, excel, outlook) or similar program. 
  • Must have driver’s licence. Some travel may be required. 

 Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications with Athabasca Basin Development, the Summer Student will assist with the following: 

  • Attend events and/or site visits to take photos and videos for social media and other promotional materials. 
  • Assist with developing a corporate videos and social media content. 
  • Prepare, write, and disseminate a company newsletter. 
  • Enter archived newsletter stories into new website. 
  • Review requests for sponsorship and provide feedback. 
  • Attend AEEDC (Athabasca Education and Economic Development Committee) meetings and provide feedback from the youth/student perspective. Take minutes where required. 
  • Review the company’s annual marketing/communications plan and provide feedback. 
  • Review content of websites and update as needed. 
  • Help develop and organize events, such as an annual golf tournament or the Athabasca Fly-In Career Fair 
  • Organize a summer student gathering. 
  • Work with PAGC and summer students to complete required paperwork. 
  • Assist with new website projects. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

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 IT/Admin
Optek Solutions (Prince Albert)

Job Description

  • 1 position available 
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024 
  • Must be enrolled in post-secondary program with preference to students with IT interest 

 Reporting to the IT Manager the summer student will assist with various functions in the Prince Albert office, including: 

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors 
  • Filing 
  • Coordinating and booking meeting dates and times 
  • Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings. 
  • Assisting with organizing inventory 
  • Opportunity to job shadow the Office Manager/Controller for duties such as hiring process, candidate database entry and maintenance, time tracking, payroll creation, benefit and pension tracking, remitting and reconciliation 
  • Opportunity to job shadow Support Analysts for duties such as logging and responding to customer calls, entering tickets in the system, assisting in diagnostics to determine and resolve general issues, assist in providing support, assist onboarding team with new customers 
  • Misc. duties as required

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Electrical Apprentice
Flyer Electric (Birch Hills or Regina)

Job Description

  • 2 positions available
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024 (depending on school schedule)
  • Must be enrolled in Electrical program, business admin, or University program

 Reporting to the site Manager, the summer student will assist with various functions in the Flyer Electric office (Birch Hills or Regina), including: 

  • Assist our electrical construction crews with day-to-day operations as requested, such as procurement,drawings review, as-built drawing, inspections, QA/QC, etc.
  • Adhere to the Company policies and procedures
  • Be able to take directions and be receptive to training and mentoring
  • Maintain a professional image and a high level of confidentiality during all contact, displaying positive behaviour, attitude, and workmanship habits in a respectful and empathetic way
  • Be dependable for all shifts
  • Ensure project safety policies are followed at all times
  • Responsible for efficient use of materials, equipment, and performance of all field related activities for eachtasks/project
  • Ensure field work is executed in compliance with instructions given
  • Apply yourself to learn and comprehend drawings and specifications
  • Proficient tool usage, both personal and supplied
  • Work with multiple types of installations
  • Follow the direction of your supervisor in the proper use of tools, materials, and techniques for most efficient electrical installations
  • Other duties as assigned

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Admin
Points Athabasca (Saskatoon)

Job Description

  • 1 position available
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024
  • Must be enrolled in University or Human Resources certificate program

 Reporting to the HR Manager/Controller, the summer student will assist with various functions in the Saskatoon office, including: 

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors
  • Filing
  • Coordinating and booking meeting dates and times
  • Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings
  • Students will also get an opportunity to job shadow the HR Manager and/or Controller for duties such ashiring process, candidate database entry and maintenance, time tracking, payroll creation, benefit andpension tracking, remitting and reconciliation
  • Miscellaneous duties as required

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Admin

 Athabasca Basin Security (Saskatoon)

Job Description

  • 1 position available 
  • 16-week term starting May 1, 2024 
  • Must be enrolled in University or Human Resources certificate program 

 Reporting to the HR Manager, the summer student will assist with various functions in the Saskatoon office, including: 

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors 
  • Filing & sorting documents 
  • Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings 
  • Provide admin support for project documentation requirement. 
  • Job shadow colleagues to learn about duties such as hiring process, candidate database entry and maintenance, payroll processing, group benefit administration, etc. 
  • Open to receiving mentorship and professional development opportunities that are tailored to encourage skill development and relevant knowledge for administrative roles 
  • Engage in team building activities and networking opportunities to nurture connections with industry colleagues and stakeholders 
  • Contribute ideas, suggestions, and feedback to support organizational improvements and growth

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Application Process

Thank you for your interest. The application process has been updated updated to the Ya’ thi Néné EXPORT Database. Please click here to apply for any of the listed positions.

FAQ

Who Can Apply?

These positions are designated for residents of Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan’s north.

Athabasca Basin Development is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities) to self-identify on their applications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and be returning in the fall
  • Able and willing to travel
  • Available to work from May 2022 to the end of August 2022 (Points North positions are 11-week terms starting June 14)
  • Most positions require a valid driver’s licence

We’re Looking For

  • Students who have demonstrated the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Students who are reliable and show up on time
  • Students who have time management and communication skills, based on school presentations, extracurricular activities, and/or work experience.

Working Conditions

  • Work locations will be in Saskatoon, Prince Albert (M-F office hours) or Points North (2 week in-2 week out rotation).
  • Working conditions will vary depending on the position. Environment can include office environments, warehouse, construction sites, shops, yards, outdoors.
  • Some positions require ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Students will be required to sign confidentiality agreements as needed.
  • Some travel may be required, depending on the position.

Term

  • These are temporary, full time positions that will be up to a 4-month term starting in May 2023.
  • Positions with Points North will be 11-week term positions starting around June 15

Still Have Questions?

  • Please contact Treena at tfosseneuve@athabascabasin.ca
  • Thank you for your interest! While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.