Contract Plant Operator

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Attracting and retaining the right people is the key to our business strategy. We provide our employees with a variety of career growth opportunities and programs that recognize and reward demonstrated results. Our work environment promotes knowledge sharing, transparency and innovation.

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Ovintiv requires a full-time Contract Plant Operator to work at our Alberta Processing Plants in the Grande Prairie area.

The plants will consist of sour production, requiring strong knowledge and experience from the Operator in centrifugal compression, refrigeration, Acid Gas compression & Injection, NGL handling and de-sanding equipment, water handling and associated pipeline networks.

The plants require 24 hour coverage consisting of 12 hour shifts. We require a full-time Contract Plant Operator with a minimum of a 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate.



Operate gas plant equipment and facilities in a safe and efficient manner.Troubleshoot process problems and identify opportunities for improvement and optimization, working closely with Shift Lead and Lead Operator.Monitor and control plant and field processing conditions utilizing SCADA control systems.Maintain superior housekeeping standards throughout the plant process and control room areas.Responsible for minor maintenance and the coordination of other maintenance activities.Understands and performs safety responsibilities such as hazard identification, equipment lock-out, emergency response, follow safe work procedures.Ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulatory requirements Responsible for corrective action if required.Ensure effective communication with operations, maintenance and management staff.Ensure work order, operations improvement processes are followed.Maintain proper documentation including plant log, maintenance records, safety & environment reports, etc.Assist with special projects, including turnarounds.Track and maintain key performance indicators such as production, downtime and production losses.


Three or more years of operational experience.Valid Class 5 driver’s license.Alberta Provincial 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate minimum.Preference given to 3rd class Power Engineering Certification.Operational & maintenance experience in gas compression, dehydration, and NGL recovery is preferred.Strong organizational & communication skills are required.Proficient in use and application of PC programs specifically in Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.Ability and confidence to work with minimal supervision and proven strong leadership abilities.Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and is open to take on a variety of operational challenges.Strong mechanical and technical aptitude with proven analytical, trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.Team player with strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required, ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.Must live within the Grande Prairie catchment area.Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

At Ovintiv, we value diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to any individual inquiry about the status of your application.

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