Senior Operator, Gordondale

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Dawson Creek, BC
Job Code: 285
# of openings: 1


Senior Operator – Gordondale Gas Plant

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.

Located near Spirit River, Alberta, the Gordondale Gas Plant is the only facility in the area to offer high efficiency recovery of natural gas liquids (NGLs), also known as deep cut capability. The Plant also has peaking power plant generators which serve as emergency back-up generation for the plant as well as generate electricity and supply power to the grid when demand is high or supply is low.

Reporting to the Superintendent, incumbent is completely familiar with all aspects of operations of the plant and running the operations panel. Incumbent would also able and willing to provide coaching and mentorship to junior personnel.

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

  • Thorough knowledge of and is a leader in operations, maintenance and / or repairing of equipment and systems.

  • Leads in construction projects, turnaround planning, commissioning, start-ups, small-scale projects and assignments. Supports, practices and develops AltaGas operational policies, standards, procedures and practices.

  • Demonstrates strong leadership and superior trouble shooting skills.

  • Recognizes and avoids inappropriate risk – considers the consequences and impact before taking action. Strong team player.

  • Provides back up for senior personnel and supervisory personnel and performs the duties temporarily to cover for vacation, special projects etc.

  • Performs unscheduled and non-routine procedures without direction from senior employees. Leads in coaching, competency testing, mentoring and training of junior employees.

  • May coordinate Emergency Response Plan (ERP) situations. Initiates positive change and continuous improvement.

  • Works well with a wide variety of people – works toward a win / win outcome in relationships with others.

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and able to deal with conflicting ideas and attitudes.


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent

  • 3rd or 4th Class Power Engineering certificate.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in facility/pipeline operations.

  • Gas plant and power generation experience would be considered an asset.

  • The ability to work under limited supervision, drawing on previous experience, good judgement and standard procedures.

  • Will be responsible to maintain current competencies.


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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