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Senior Operator, NGL Recovery (WRF l)

Mariana Lake, AB T0P 1J0, Canada Req #49
Thursday, September 8, 2022
The Organization

Based in Alberta, Wolf is a private company, backed by Canada Pension Plan Investments (CPP Investments). Wolf was formed in 2015 to focus on the acquisition and construction of innovative and sustainable midstream energy infrastructure assets in Western Canada. Wolf's long-term business plan, investment timeline, and continued dedication to finding innovative and sustainable midstream solutions creates a competitive alternative to other midstream companies. Wolf has grown through a series of acquisitions and successful developments, resulting in three businesses based on the Wolf-owned and operated Access Pipeline System, Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, and the NGL North System.

Wolf’s mission is to maintain operational excellence, foster strong relationships with customers and stakeholders, and enrich communities while generating superior returns on investments.  Wolf has an uncompromising commitment and respect for health, safety, and the environment. Based on a strong set of core values, Wolf’s defining behaviors are Act Like Shareholders, Be Customer Focused, Be Courageous, Do the Right Thing and Own It!” 

The Opportunity

In May 2021, Wolf announced the positive final investment decision for NGL North, a proprietary, integrated natural gas liquids (“NGL”) recovery, transportation, and separation system and with it, the formation of Wolf’s third business, Wolf NGL. NGL North recovers higher carbon NGL from the Alberta natural gas system that provides fuel gas to the oil sands. By recovering the NGL prior to combustion, NGL North is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Christina Lake area by over 200,000 metric tonnes per year. In turn, the specification NGL products produced at Wolf Feedstock Separation (“WFS”) in Sturgeon County, Alberta will provide critical feedstock to support Alberta’s growing and industry- leading petrochemical complexes.

NGL North is the foundation of an expandable network capable of facilitating increased downstream market development to support the growing Alberta ethylene and propylene-based derivative industries as well as support energy transition globally by supplying cleaner burning fuels to Asia through West Coast marine export supporting decarbonization efforts well underway.

Under the general direction of the Lead Operator, this position is responsible for the efficient and safe operation of the Wolf Recovery Facility (WRF I) and associated pipelines. This position must see safety as a priority while focusing on operating efficiencies, budgets, worker competency, governmental and industry regulation compliance while contributing to a diverse work team.

This is a full-time permanent camp-based position at WRF I, working one week on, one week off. Candidates must either live near a Western Canadian airport that offers regular direct flights to Fort McMurray on scheduled shift change days or drive to our WFS site in Sturgeon County to take a pool vehicle to site.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall operation of the facility 
  • Shift Operator, as defined by Recovery Superintendent
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the plant process and sub-systems
  • Ability to identify and respond quickly to process upsets while maintaining operations best practices, safety of facility and to minimize plant downtime
  • Responsible for reporting any health, safety, security, or environmental concerns through HSE management system incident reporting 
  • Capable of operating all HMI systems efficiently. Troubleshoot and communicate process deviations and upsets
  • Ability to properly identify, report and communicate plant equipment and safety deviations through Work Orders, Hazard ID’s and Operations Log
  • Participate in procedure review/development, safety bypass, lock-out and tag-out and the operations training program
  • Have a thorough understanding of the plant Emergency Response Plan and be competent in the role of Incident Commander in absence of the Lead Operator or Superintendent
  • Must understand plant economics with regards to power consumption and stream processing priorities
  • Responsible for ensuring Operations staff issue Safe Work Authorizations for tasks performed in the plant 
  • Assist and participate in EHS meetings, inspections and all other EHS requirements 
  • Ensure Contractor work is performed as per Wolf, EHS and Site-Specific Practices
  • Consider all aspects of tasks and ensure safety and due diligence before issuing authorizations 
  • Responsible for making sure all equipment is safe to work on before work commences by confirming lock-out and tag-out is complete, and zero energy isolation is achieved
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices throughout the site
  • Assist with planning and execution of plant turnaround tasks
  • Remain competent in inside and outside operations through yearly review of operations procedures, operations training program
  • Provide mentorship and on the job training to operations staff to allow increased knowledge and advancement as outlined in the operations training program
  • Complete competency testing of junior operators as per the operations training program
  • Provide vacation coverage for the Lead Operator if requested
  • Ability and willingness to provide operations coverage at all NGL facilities

Qualifications and Experience

  • Good communication and computer skills
  • Results orientated with the ability to work without supervision and can manage many concurrent indirect activities
  • Technical and troubleshooting skills to resolve complex operational issues
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Minimum 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate
  • Chemical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Gas Plant Operations Certificates, Power Engineering 3rd Class and/or similar technical education is considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years operations/maintenance experience in oil and gas industry with 1 year at an intermediate operator level.  Preference given to candidates with direct NGL recovery experience
  • Health, Safety and Environmental safety training and experience  
  • Good leadership and supervision experience

  • Competitive compensation and bonus program
  • Comprehensive benefits and wellness support including parental leave top-up
  • Employer matched savings plan

Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level.

Interested candidates should apply at www.wolfmidstream.com by September 29, 2022. We thank all for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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