Temporary Rail Operator

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Job Code: 413
# of openings: 1



AltaGas Ltd. 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.  

The North Pine facilities are located approximately 55 km north of Fort St. John.  The North Pine Liquids Separation Facility is designed to process 10,000 bbls per day of NGL’S.  The NGL’S will be separated into propane, butane & condensate.  The propane, butane & condensate are loaded onto rail cars.  Taking day to day direction from the North Pine Lead Rail Operator this position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the North Pine facility. This position will be based out of Fort St. John, BC.  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:

  • Adherence to all AltaGas Policies, Standards, Procedures and Practices
  • Recognizes and avoids inappropriate risks
  • Considers consequences and impacts; consults with senior personnel before taking action
  • Reports and investigates facilities’ safety incidents
  • Match loading schedule to bill of lading
  • Measures rail cars in adherence to specific load instructions
  • Completes loading records
  • Ensure that rail cars are positioned at proper loading rack
  • Visually inspects the rail cars to be involved in the upcoming transfer in order to ensure that everything is mechanically sound and there is no defective equipment before loading or unloading
  • Connection of load arms/hoses/ground straps
  • Check for the last product contained
  • Load rail cars according to loading instructions using gauges and/or strapping tables
  • Ensure that product loaded does not exceed DOT certification for the particular car being loaded
  • Ensure the stenciling on the car is correct and in date
  • Check volume of the rail car after loading to ensure that gross weight is not exceeded
  • Communicate with North Pine Senior Loader on any problems as they occur
  • Disconnect loading arm/hose and inspect for any leaks prior to releasing the rail car
  • Placard the Mode of Transport
  • Complete appropriate paperwork/documentation



  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • TDG Certification
  • Proficient computers skills with (Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • 4th Class Power Engineering certificate would be considered an asset
  • Gas plant and power generation experience would be considered an asset
  • Heavy equipment operating 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 financial assistance to support continuous learning and growth, AltaGas may be the right company for you.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department by clicking the "Apply" link or visiting www.altagas.ca/careers.


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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