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.

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Summer Student Positions Available

We are seeking students from the Athabasca region to be matched with one of 30 potential positions:

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.

1 Marketing / Admin
Athabasca Basin Development, Saskatoon. Travel Required.

• 1 position available
• 16-week term starting May 2, 2022 (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:
o Attend events and/or site visits to take photos and videos for social media and other promotional materials.
o Assist with developing a corporate video
o Prepare, write, and disseminate a company newsletter.
o Enter archived newsletter stories into new website
o Review requests for sponsorship and provide feedback.
o Attend AEEDC (Athabasca Education and Economic Development Committee) meetings and provide feedback from the youth/student perspective. Take minutes where required.
o Review the company’s annual marketing/communications plan and provide feedback.
o Review content of websites and update as needed.
o Help develop and organize events, such as the Athabasca Fly-In Career Fair (pending Covid safety).
o Job Shadowing the Controller. This will include observing month-end processes, observing controls, and financial statement preparation and compliance reporting to the board.
o Assist in the collection, organization, and storage of financial data including paper filing and electronic record keeping.
o Complete projects as assigned by Business Analyst.
o Assisting with PA office move. Packing for the move, getting boxes to storage in Saskatoon, etc.
o Filing and scanning.
o Coordinating/ booking meeting dates and times. Photocopying and preparing meeting packages.
o Attending and preparing for team meetings.
o Cover front desk duties where required.
o Misc. duties as assigned

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1 Human Resources / Admin
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
• 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary business, commerce, human resources program and returning in the fall.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and HRMS and reporting systems.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Great attention to detail.
• Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Human Resources Manager with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
• Provide support to compile and assemble data, maintain human resources spreadsheets and statistics, prepare various correspondence or reports.
• Assist with the full cycle recruitment processes including job postings, pre-screens, drafting offer letters, and updating the applicant tracking system.
• Provide timely and accurate transactional support for employee staffing movement.
• Develop and maintain knowledge and application of human resources and other organizational policies and procedures.
• Maintain filing systems by scanning, indexing, and setting up files for new employees.
• Assist in booking meetings as required.
• Provide backup for minute taking at various meetings.
• Participate in special projects as required.

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1 Human Resources / Admin
Flyer Electric, Birch Hills or Regina


• 1 position available
• 16-week term starting May 2, 2022.
• Must be enrolled in University or Human Resources certificate program.
• Reporting to the Office Manager, the summer student will assist with various functions in the Flyer Electric
office (Birch Hills or Regina), including:
o Answering phones and greeting visitors
o Filing
o Coordinating and booking meeting dates and times
o Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings
o 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.
o Misc. duties as required.

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1 Operations
Points Athabasca, Saskatoon. Travel Required

Points Athabasca – Operations Summer Student (Saskatoon)
• 1 position available
• 6-week term starting May 2, 2022
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall. Preference will be given to students
enrolled in engineering or any type of industrial trade.
• Must be willing to travel to site for short visits with members of the operations team for job viewing.
• Safety boots will be required.
• Orientation will be provided on the first day of work.
• Working with the Director of Operations, the summer student will:
o Spend time with the estimator during job tenders. This will help build a
basic understanding of the estimating system Points Athabasca uses
o Spend time with the Cost Controller to understand how job costs are
tracked. This will help build a basic understanding of budget forecasting.
o Work with the Project Coordinators to build project reports
o Spend time with the Project Managers to get a basic understanding of
project work flow.
o Shadow time with the Director of operations to understand the overall
operations of Points Athabasca.
o There will also be an opportunity to spend time with the Safety
Manager to understand the safety programs and how they
apply to Points Athabasca.
o Misc. duties as assigned

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1 Administration
Athabasca Basin Security, Saskatoon

1 position available
• 16-week term starting May 2, 2022.
• Must be enrolled in University or Human Resources certificate program.
• Reporting to the Office Manager, the summer student will assist with various functions in the Saskatoon office, including:
o Answering phones and greeting visitors
o Filing
o Coordinating and booking meeting dates and times
o Photocopying and preparing packages for meetings
o 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.
o Misc. duties as required

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1 Yard
Points North Landing – 2 weeks in/2 weeks out schedule


• 1 position available
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall.
• 11-week term starting June 14, 2022.
• 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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1 Admin/Labourer
Team Drilling, Saskatoon

• 1 position available
• 16-week term starting May 2, 2021.
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall.
• 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
• Reporting to Operations, the summer student will be primarily working in the shop and the yard of a drilling company. Duties will include yard and shop cleanup, assisting mechanics, assisting yard personnel, and shipping/receiving, warehouse duties, cleaning parts, maintenance, misc. duties as assigned.

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2 Warehouse
Arctic Beverages, Prince Albert


• 2 positions available
• 16-week term starting May 2, 2022
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in fall.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Valid Driver’s licence required.
• Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Warehouse Summer Student will be responsible for:
o Follow outlined procedures and safety protocols at all times
o Accurately pick orders in a safe and timely manner
o Ensure all orders are accurate
o Receive product and inspecting for accuracy of order and damage
o Taking inventory
o Preparing deliveries
o Loading and unloading trailers
o Clean and maintain warehouse
o Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

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1 Charter Sales and Reservations
Rise Air, Saskatoon

• 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary business, commerce, human resources program and returning in the fall.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and HRMS and reporting systems.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Great attention to detail.
• Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Human Resources Manager with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
• Provide support to compile and assemble data, maintain human resources spreadsheets and statistics, prepare various correspondence or reports.
• Assist with the full cycle recruitment processes including job postings, pre-screens, drafting offer letters, and updating the applicant tracking system.
• Provide timely and accurate transactional support for employee staffing movement.
• Develop and maintain knowledge and application of human resources and other organizational policies and procedures.
• Maintain filing systems by scanning, indexing, and setting up files for new employees.
• Assist in booking meetings as required.
• Provide backup for minute taking at various meetings.
• Participate in special projects as required.

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1 Marketing/Communications
Rise Air, Saskatoon


· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary business, commerce, marketing program and returning in the fall.
· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
· Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
· Strong customer service skills.
· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
· Great attention to detail.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Officer with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Writing, editing, distributing content for publications, press releases, website, social media, and advertising material that communicates the organization’s activities, products, and/or services.
· Design, development, and creation of digital/graphic marketing and communications materials.
· Online engagement and community relations to expand business outreach and develop business contacts and leads.
· Take photos and videos for social media and other promotional materials.
· Review sponsorship and donation requests.
· Monitor corporate website and social media pages and address queries.
· Other projects as required.

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1 Facilities
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary skilled trade program and returning in the fall.
· Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
· Ability to lift 50 -100 lbs.
· Required to work on ladders, and other lift equipment and follow appropriate safety standards.
· High mechanical aptitude.
· Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Facilities Coordinator with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Assists with all necessary requirements for building maintenance and maintenance of associated building equipment.
· Provide a superior level of service in the areas of maintenance and repair; custodial and cleaning; and office equipment set-up and moves.
· Assists with the maintenance of the company-parking compound
· Performs Grounds Keeping duties including grounds maintenance, grass cutting, weeding, and watering to always maintain the company premises in a neat and tidy condition.
· Responsible for pick-up and delivery of parts and materials as needed.
· Assist with the management of transportation requirements including warehouse, fleet vehicles, and employee parking.
Preforming all other duties, responsibilities, special assignments assigned

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1 Finance
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary business, commerce, or accounting program and returning in the fall.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong customer service skills.
· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
· Great attention to detail.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Finance Manager with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Verifying and reconciling information imported into the accounting system.
· Filing documents to maintain invoicing records.
· Providing daily updates with respect to the completeness of the invoicing process.
· Ensuring compliance with daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines for month-end closing processes.
· Closing activities related to trip packages for preparation of charter invoices, including flight crew airtime, flight times, mileage, etc., for charter and scheduled service flights.
· Preparing invoices sent to charter customers on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
· Providing support with respect to account collection activities.
· Participate in special projects as required.

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1 Flight Operations
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in the fall.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong customer service skills.
· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
· Great attention to detail.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Director of Flight Operations with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Assist with the preparation and development of communications.
· Maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems.
· Auditing flight records.
· Data entry.
· Assist in the preparation of company checklists and other flight operations materials.
· Assist with preparation of daily flight packs.
· Assist in booking meetings as required.
· Provide backup for minute taking at various meetings.
· Participate in special projects as required.

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1 Information Technology
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in post-secondary information technology, computer science, or business program and returning in the fall.
· Proficiency with Microsoft business products.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong customer service skills.
· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
· Great attention to detail.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Information Technology Manager with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Respond to and resolve support request tickets from the help desk ticketing system.
· Escalate tickets to the appropriate resources.
· Monitor internal service level commitments to assist in keeping organizational systems running smoothly.
· Install and manage end-user computer devices including workstations, laptops, tablets, telephone handsets, and mobility devices.
· Perform system testing and technical support to users.
· Work with project teams to provide support throughout all phases of  application implementations, upgrades, and migrations.
· Participate in special projects as required.

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4 Aircraft Maintenance
Rise Air, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, La Ronge

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary aircraft maintenance program and returning in the fall.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Sound problem-solving, decision-making, analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
· Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects and tasks and execute effectively and in a timely manner.
· Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Base Engineer with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Complete each task and associated maintenance documentation in an appropriate, safe, and timely manner.
· Maintain close communication with senior maintenance personnel to ensure that mandated job processes and methodologies are understood and adhered to.
· Report any defect that is noted while performing maintenance tasks.
· Ensure that all components installed on aircraft are pre-approved and properly certified.
· Accurately account for all completed maintenance tasks by maintaining an up-to-date logbook.
· Assist in keeping the maintenance office, hangar, and shop areas clean and ensure equipment is appropriately stored/returned after tasks are completed.
· Participate in special projects as required.

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Technical Services
Rise Air, Saskatoon

Requirements
 
· 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
· Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in the fall.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong customer service skills.
· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
· Great attention to detail.
· Ground and/or air travel may be required.
 
Reporting to the Technical Services Manager with Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
 
· Verify and update electronic and hard copy aircraft technical records and maintenance-related files.
· File incoming aircraft service information and manual revisions.
· Prepare various communications for the Technical Services department.
· Assist in the auditing process.
· Assist in the preparation of month-end reports, as required.
· Assist with parts/labour verification and preparation of internal billing invoices.
· Provide additional administrative support to the Technical Services department.
· Participate in special projects as required.

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10 Ground Services
Rise Air, La Ronge, Stony Rapids

Requirements
• 16-week program running May to August (start and end date dependent on class schedule).
• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and returning in the fall.
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Great attention to detail.
• Ground and/or air travel may be required.
Reporting totheBase Managerwith Rise Air, the Summer Student will assist with the following:
Customer Service
• Ensure consistent and superior customer service through awareness of customer needs, and trends.
• Maintain a positive attitude towards customers and colleagues within a fast-paced work environment.
Check-ins/Cargo
• Conduct passenger check-ins for all charter and scheduled flights at the related terminal or base.
• Process and/or track all baggage and freight requirements.
• Accept and handle cargo in accordance with approved standards, policies,and procedures.
• Process dangerous goods shipments.
Ground Services/Fuelling
• Handle baggage and cargo and load/unload aircraft.
• Assist flight crews and customers requiring assistance to enplane/deplane or handle baggage.
• Safely and efficiently operate and maintain ground support vehicles and equipment.
• Marshall and tow aircraft.
• Receive float aircraft on docks and secure them.
• De-ice/anti-ice aircraft.
• Groom/detail aircraft interiors/exteriors as required.
• Accept fuel deliveries and perform fuel quality checks.
• Deliver fuel into a plane, fuel drums, etc, and to customers.
• Ensure paperwork for tracking fuel delivery and supply is completed appropriately and in accordance with company policies and procedures.

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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 2022.
  • Positions with Points North will be 11-week term positions starting June 14, 2022

Application process

  • Interested candidates should apply by filling out an application form and sending a resume, cover letter, and three references to tfosseneuve@athabascabasin.ca
  • The cover letter should include:
    • The student’s area of study, institution, and year of program.
    • Tell us about yourself. Explain why you are the best fit and why you are interested in us.
  • Deadline to apply: February 25, 2022 at 5pm *DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 4

Other information

  • 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.