Operator Tech 3 (Full Time)


Alta Gas


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?

The Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) is located approximately 10 km south of Prince Rupert, on Ridley Island. 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 transferred to Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) using the existing RTI coal jetty, for transport to Asia and other markets.

Reporting to the Lead Operator, this position is responsible for safely managing the day to day operations for offloading of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) rail cars. 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.

This position is located in Prince Rupert, BC and requires relocation to the area. Relocation assistance is provided.

What You’ll Be Doing

    • Ensure the safe operation of the terminal by maintaining awareness for personal safety and that of co-workers, outside contractors and customers
    • Adhere to all AltaGas Policies, Standards, Procedures and Practices
    • Recognize and avoid inappropriate risks, consider the consequences and impact and consult with senior personnel before taking action
    • Participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team; actively participate in emergency situations (fire/spill) when required
    • Report and investigate facilities’ safety incidents
    • Match rail car offloading schedule to manifest
    • Ensure that rail cars are positioned at the proper offloading rack
    • Visually inspect the rail-car to be involved in the upcoming transfer in order to ensure that everything is mechanically sound and there is no defective equipment before offloading
    • Sample rail car contents and place sample in a chromatography, record results from chromatograph, along with physical conditions (pressure, temperature, rail car tank level).
    • Unload rail cars according to offloading procedure
    • Check volume of the railcar after offloading to ensure railcar is empty
    • Complete appropriate paperwork/documentation after offloading
    • Perform track inspections and railcar inspections
    • Perform minor facility maintenance as required
    • Assist senior operators in other plant activities when there are no rail cars to unload, or as instructed
    • Perform general housekeeping duties (Keeps work area clean, shovels snow when required)


What You Must Have

    • Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of industry experience, with 2 years of it working as a railcar off loader, or loader
    • Grade 12 education or equivalent
    • S.A.I.T’s Gas Processing Operations Level A, B and C
    • Rail car Safety & Securement
    • Track Inspection Level II
    • Proficient computers skills with (Excel, Word & Outlook)
    • Must possess the physical capabilities to safely perform all essential aspects and responsibilities of a Terminal Operator position
    • Must possess the mechanical aptitude to capably handle the operation of terminal equipment and maintenance skills
    • Demonstrated safety mindset; ability to actively participate in all safety initiatives
    • Ability to participate as an active member of the Emergency Response Team
    • Previous knowledge of LPG railcar loading offloading and refrigeration facility operation would be considered an asset
    • Gas plant and power generation experience would be considered an asset


Where You’ll Be Working

The Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal is located on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on a section of land leased by Ridley Terminals Inc. from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The brownfield site has a history of industrial development and benefits from excellent railway access and a world class marine jetty with deep water access to the Pacific Ocean. To learn more about working on the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal visit RIPET

How to Apply

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 company’s website

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