Operator - Townsend Facilities

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Job Code: 414
# 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?


We’re currently seeking a highly talented Operator to join our Townsend Operations Team. The Townsend facilities are shallow cut gas trains designed to process 297 mmcfd of raw sweet gas. 


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Lead the daily outside operation of the Townsend facilities, working the 12-hour day/night shift schedule
  • Operate the control room Delta V & Rockwell control systems during absences of the Senior Operator.These absences include vacation, training & illness
  • Lead outside in the safe and efficient operation of all scheduled and unscheduled work including: operations, repairs and maintenance
  • Assist in turnaround planning, commissioning and start-ups
  • Adhere to all AltaGas policies, standards, procedures and practices
  • Ensure plant production and reliability
  • Mentor and train junior employees to promote a safe operating environment
  • Recognize and avoid inappropriate risks, consider the consequences and impact and consult with senior personnel before taking action
  • Report and investigate facilities’ safety incidents
  • Update and develop operating procedures
  • Good trouble shooting ability


What you must have:

  • 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


Where you’ll be working:

  • The Townsend facilities are located approximately 125 km northwest of Fort St. John.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.  Consideration will also be given to remotely located employees. To learn more about the operations where you’ll be working, visit our Townsend Facility


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 'Apply' button or visiting www.altagas.ca/careers.

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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