Operator Tech 2

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
Job Code: 329
# of openings: 4



AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power, and regulated utilities. We have, and continue to build, a solid portfolio of assets to serve producers and to provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. We continuously strive to build dynamic teams to support our future growth. We provide opportunity, challenge and competitive compensation within a positive work environment that motivates people to build careers within our company. AltaGas’ success is driven by a skilled team of more than 1700 employees.

Currently AltaGas is constructing a propane export facility that is located approximately 10 km south of Prince Rupert, on Ridley Island. The Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) Facility will receive pressurized liquid propane via rail, which will be transferred to intermediate pressurized storage bullets. The propane will then be chilled, and transferred to refrigerated storage at atmospheric pressure. The cooled propane will be transferred to Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) using the existing RTI coal jetty, for transport to Asia and other markets.

Reporting to the Lead Operator, this position is responsible for safely managing all outside day to day operations of equipment related to propane offloading, processing and storage, including VLGC loadings. Once the facility has been fully commissioned, this position will be a unionized role.

This position is located in Prince Rupert, BC and requires relocation to the area. Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the safe operation of the terminal by maintaining awareness for personal safety and that of co-workers, outside contractors and customers

  • Ensure the reliable operation of the terminal by regularly and carefully monitoring equipment conditions and quickly addressing any deviations

  • Coordinate and oversee VLGC loading at jetty

  • Assist with railcar offloading when time permits

  • Work with Lead Operator and Superintendent to develop site specific procedures.Complete ongoing review of SOP’s for continuous improvement.

  • Work closely with Lead Operator and Maintenance in equipment preparation for maintenance activities.

  • Adhere to all AltaGas Policies, Standards, Procedures and Practices.

  • Recognize and avoid inappropriate risks, consider the consequences and impact and consult with senior personnel if unsure of action to be taken.

  • Participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team; actively participate in emergency situations (fire/spill) when required.

  • Report and investigate facilities’ safety incidents.

  • Working knowledge of all emergency response plans related to RIPET operations.

  • Act as Relief for Lead Operator in Control Room as required


  • Ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of operational experience in an extraction plant with refrigeration system, with 4 years of it working as a lead outside operator.

  • Has shown leadership abilities as demonstrated by your ability to plan and coordinate work activates in the operation and maintenance of the facility.

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent

  • Completion of S.A.I.T’s Gas Processing Operations course (Parts A, B, C, D)

  • Proficient computers skills with (Excel, Word & Outlook)

  • Ability to work effectively and make sound decisions during plant upset conditions.

  • Must possess the physical capabilities to safely perform all essential aspects and responsibilities of a Terminal Operator position

  • Demonstrated safety mindset; ability to actively participate in all safety initiatives

  • Ability to participate as an active member of the Emergency Response Team

  • Strong, professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Previous knowledge of LPG railcar operations and / or VLGC operations would be considered an asset

  • 4th Class Power Engineering certificate would be considered an asset.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department by clicking on the link below.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.

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