Summer Student Relief Operator - Townsend

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Job Code: 408
# of openings: 1




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.  Taking day to day direction from the Townsend Lead Operator, this position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Townsend facilities. The 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 for the term of the position.  The term of the position is May 1st to August 28th, 2019.  Transportation will be provided from Fort St. John to the facility.


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

  • Assists in the daily operation of the Townsend facilities, working the 12-hour day/night shift schedule that will change depending on operations vacation, training and absence coverage.
  • Assists in the safe and efficient operation of all scheduled and unscheduled work including: operations, repairs and maintenance.
  • Assists in pipeline ESDV, ROW inspections and pigging operations.
  • Adherence to all AltaGas Policies, Standards, Procedures and Practices.
  • Reporting of facilities safety incidents.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic.


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Enrolled in a Power Engineering Program working towards a 4th Class Power Engineering certificate.
  • Gas plant and power generation experience would be considered an asset.


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 a solid track record of success with an achievement-oriented organizational culture and support for continuous learning and growth, AltaGas may be the right company for you.


Qualified applicants are invited to email their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department by clicking 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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