Senior Operator, Townsend Facilities

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Job Code: 309
# 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.

The Townsend facilities are located approximately 125 km northwest of Fort St. John.  The Townsend facilities are shallow cut gas trains designed to process 297 mmcfd of raw sweet gas.  Reporting to the North Gas Operations Superintendent, this position is responsible for leading in the daily operations of the Townsend facilities. This position will be a camp based position.  Shift schedule is a week on/week off.  Preference will be given to candidates who currently live in the Fort St. John area or who are willing to relocate to the Fort St. John area. 

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

  • Leads in the daily operation of the Townsend facilities, working the 12-hour day/night shift schedule.

  • Operates the control room Delta V & Rockwell control systems.

  • Leads in the safe and efficient operation of all scheduled and unscheduled work including: operations, repairs and maintenance.

  • Leads in turnaround planning, commissioning and start-ups.

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

  • Ensures plant production and reliability.

  • Mentors and trains junior employees to promote a safe operating environment.

  • Provide supervision in the absence of the Lead Operator.

  • Recognizes and avoids inappropriate risks, considers the consequences and impact, and consults with senior personnel before taking action.

  • Reports and investigates facilities’ safety incidents.

  • Updates and develops operating procedures.

  • Good trouble shooting ability.

  • Completes daily plant and production reporting.

  • Knowledge with plant DCS/PLC systems.


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent

  • 4th Class Power Engineering certificate is required.Preference will be given to a 3rd 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.


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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