Terminal Operator - Harmattan

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Didsbury, AB
Job Code: 259
# of openings: 1



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.

Rapid expansion of our business has created a wide range of career opportunities for qualified individuals. If you want to work for a company that offers work/life balance, financial assistance to support continuous learning and growth, and that has a solid track record of success with an achievement-oriented organizational culture, AltaGas may be the right company for you.

Reporting to the Training Supervisor, this position is responsible for safely managing the day to day operations for the Harmattan Facility.

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

  • Understand and apply Altagas Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and standards

  • Work safely with the proper personal protective equipment, and address any hazardous situations immediately

  • Ability to spot rail cars in yard and set up rail cars for product loading.

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

  • Issue or authorize work permits in accordance with Company standards

  • Participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team; actively participate in emergency situations (fire/spill) when required; maintain certification for St. Johns first aid/CPR and portable defibrillator

  • Monitor loading rack activity and ensure compliance with all government regulations and Altagas policies

  • Maintain effective communication with key stakeholders (i.e. supervision, other employees and customers etc.)

  • Perform Driver Orientations when required to ensure safe operation of truck loading rack

  • Perform all routine jobs associated with loading propane rail cars

  • Perform track inspections, rail car inspections and minor facility maintenance

  • Preform snow removal and housekeeping duties.

  • Perform sampling and testing as per schedule or when required by quality issues

  • Maintain demonstrated ability to perform all job functions.

  • Be available for on-call duties on a rotating basis for after hour emergencies and have the ability to act as the first responder to emergencies

  • Work as a team player to ensure the daily propane production from the Harmattan facility is loaded safely and that there are no delays or back logs of inventory that may cause facility outages.


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

  • Must possess the mechanical aptitude to capably handle the operation of terminal equipment and maintenance skills

  • Demonstrated ability to operate computerized equipment

  • Strong computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Knowledge of WHMIS/Transporting Dangerous Goods

  • Technical Standards and Safety Authority Petroleum Mechanic Helper

  • Certified in St. Johns First Aid/CPR, portable defibrillator is an asset

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

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

  • Facility Operation Knowledge

  • Organizational skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Track Inspector Level 2 certification

  • Previous knowledge of tank farm, propane rail car loading and propane truck loading facility operation.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department by visiting 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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