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Plains Midstream Canada
May 15, 2024
Empress, Canada
Job Type
  • Medicine Hat


Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). PMC also operates strategically-located facilities for crude oil and NGL storage, separates NGL from natural gas and fractionates NGL into pure liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products, including propane and butane.


Fueled by our strong leadership team and a dedicated employee base, combined with our expertise in marketing, logistics and our asset base, PMC is well-positioned to provide our customers with flexible, value-added services now and in the future.


Our Operations department is a talented group of professionals who are committed to conducting our business in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the public, our employees and contractors, our assets and the environment. We want consistent and predictable operations done the right way, every time.


Grow with us as an Operator for our Empress 6 facility- located approximately 100km north of Medicine Hat. These plants are some of the largest gas processing facilities in North America. At Plains we believe that everything depends on strong leadership and we are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill this position. The successful candidate for this position will be joining an operating crew at a 24 hour per day plant operation and providing leadership for the safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally compliant operation of the facility. #plains


Note: Permanent residency within 120 km of the Empress facilities is a condition of employment. The successful candidate must be able to work a regular 12-hour shift rotation.



  • Maintaining the operation of the facility within regulatory parameters;
  • Operating, maintaining, and / or repairing equipment and systems including equipment startup, shutdown and isolation
  • Working effectively in a team environment to monitor, log, resolve, and escalate operational and safety issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory standards, policies, procedures, and site-specific training;
  • Maintaining appropriate records and documents and submitting reports as required; and
  • Maintaining the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and following prescribed safety regulations.
  • Demonstrating competency in the execution and evaluation of all operational tasks performed on shift;
  • Ensuring safety, environmental and regulatory requirements are met;
  • Supporting facility turnarounds;
  • Ensuring activities are performed without safety or environmental incidents;
  • Supporting and collaborating with the Empress management team; and



  • Minimum 3rd Class Power Engineering Certification required; a 2nd Class is Preferred
  • Must be able to work a regular on-call 12-hour shift rotation, including weekends and statutory holidays;
  • Able to work in inclement weather conditions;
  • Strong mechanical aptitude;
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.;
  • Gas Processing Certification, previous experience in gas/NGL processing, and/or field operations considered strong assets;
  • Project coordination, control room experience, and OHS considered an asset;
  • Valid H2S, WHMIS, TDG, and First Aid certificates considered an asset;
  • Self-motivated and energetic with effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong computer and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to identify opportunities for optimization and improvement;
  • Permanent residency within 120 km of the Empress Facility;
  • Strong commitment to safety;
  • Demonstrated team player;
  • Self-motivated and energetic with effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-directed and capable of working with minimum supervision;
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract;
  • Cleared criminal history (background) and satisfactory reference checks;
  • Compliance with the Company’s drug and alcohol policy including pre-employment D&A testing; and
  • Compliance with the Company’s requirement to be clean shaven to ensure proper fit of emergency PPE.


Our employees drive our success. At Plains, hard work is rewarded with competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits program designed to keep you safe, healthy and happy. We work hard to deliver exceptional results to our stakeholders while also respecting our employees’ need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great benefits program. As part of our goal to be an employer of choice, Plains is also committed to doing business in a sustainable and responsible manner. To learn more about our Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives, read our 2021 Plains Sustainability Report.


Salary details estimated by job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn do not represent Plains’ compensation structure. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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