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Production Coordinator

NOC #82021

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education High school diploma

Career profile

Production coordinators manage and direct production staff, contractors and 3rd party vendors. They are key to ensuring smooth working relationships between field operations and central office asset teams.

Typically they are senior field staff who have years of experience as operators and/or facility foremen. They are aware of the processes, equipment and staffing requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations at facilities such as well sites, compressor and pumping stations, storage facilities and petrochemical plants.

Exploration and production, Oil sands, Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Geothermal

In this occupation, activities may include:

  • Participating in meetings with production team members including engineers, technologists, geologist, asset managers and executives.
  • Establishing and maintaining a schedule for work activities at production sites and facilities and ensuring adequate staffing levels to meet operational needs.
  • Maintaining operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Acting as focal point for communications between between production facility staff including operators and asset teams in corporate offices.
  • Reviewing production data in conjunction with production team members and recommending options to optimize production.
  • Directing, managing and supervising field operations staff and third-party contractors.
  • Planning and coordinating preventive maintenance activities.
  • Preparing production reports for various field production facilities.


  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of college or petroleum industry approved training courses is required.
  • Extensive experience in the occupations supervised is required.
  • A two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology may be required.


  • First Aid
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness (H2S Alive®)
  • Blowout Prevention
  • Well Control
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Additional Requirements

  • Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Administration
  • Clerical
  • Security of People and Property
  • Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Understanding Risk
  • Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Managing Finances
  • Managing Material Resources
  • Managing Personnel Resources
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Coordination
  • Professional Judgment and Decision Making
  • Managing Conflict
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Time Management