Maintenance Technician - Instrumentation

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
Job Code: 412
# of openings: 1




Why work at AltaGas?

We’re a leading energy infrastructure company with a footprint in some of North America’s most strategic energy markets. Our strategy is simple: to leverage the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions – from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses, and to new markets around the world.

To make this happen, we have a talented team of people who are safely and reliably operating our assets in every corner of North America. We’re incredibly proud of our team and their commitment to act with integrity, strive for operational excellence, and go the extra mile for our customers and the communities we serve. Learn more about our team, vision and strategy.


How do you fit in?

Reporting to the Team Lead Maintenance, this position is responsible for the instrumentation maintenance activities for the facility. When the facility is commercially operational, this position will be part of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Local 523. ILWU Local 523 is located and represented within the Prince Rupert Community.


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Utilize the Maximo system to the full capabilities
  • Perform preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance
  • Assist with managing a critical parts inventory to minimize downtime of facility equipment
  • Assist with managing third party maintenance service providers to ensure costs are tracked and controlled
  • Provide support to procurement group regarding purchasing of maintenance parts and equipment
  • Coordinate and plan turnaround activities for maintenance at the facilities
  • Complete Instrument and control maintenance on a daily basis and troubleshoots plant upset issues
  • Place a strong focus on safety and increasing safety culture
  • Maintain compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, company policies, safety and environmental standards
  • Maintain and troubleshoot process control problems
  • Installs instrument tubing and small diameter pressure piping
  • Maintain and configure distributed control systems (DCS) and PLC’s (Allen Bradley, Control Logix and Delta V)
  • Identify, install, develop and implement upgrades on existing instrument equipment
  • Assist other trades as required
  • Test, troubleshoot, repair
  • Maintain Instrument systems including primary field devices, valves, actuators, meters and analyzers
  • Meter Calibration/Proving and maintain audit trail
  • Work with automation specialists to troubleshoot and repair control systems
  • Communicate and work with Operations on any Technical training requirements
  • Ensure MOC process is followed when making any changes to Plant Control System or Shutdown Devices within the plants


What you must have:

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Journeymen Instrumentation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in Gas Plants and Compression systems
  • Power generation experience would be considered an asset
  • PLC and/or DCS Training would also be considered an asset
  • Basic Safety Tickets H2S/First Aid
  • Arc Flash PPE/Safety Training would be an asset
  • CSA Z462 Electrical Safety Training would be an asset
  • Preference will be giving to a dual ticketed I/E certification applicants


Where you’ll be working:

AltaGas is constructing a propane export facility that is located approximately 20 km south of Prince Rupert. The 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 pumped to Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) using the existing RTI coal jetty, for transport to Asia and other markets. To learn more about working on the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal visit RIPET.


Ready to join our team?

If you’d like to be part of a company that invests in its people, always creates opportunities to help them grow and fosters an environment where everyone feels welcome, AltaGas is the place for you!


To apply, submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team by clicking on the button below or visiting .

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. At this time, we are not accepting agency referrals or telephone inquiries.


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