Rail Operator

Plains Midstream Canada - Fort Saskatchewan, AB (30+ days ago)

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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.

Plains Midstream Canada is currently looking to fill the position of Rail Operator at our process plant located in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. As a member of the Plains Fort Saskatchewan (PFS) Operations Team within Unifor Local 530-A, the successful candidate will report to the Rail Team Lead. Our ideal candidate will excel in a team environment and be responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operations of the PFS facility.

This is a position that requires day and night shift work on a rotating, 12-hour basis.

Ensuring adherence to safety standards in accordance with company policy and legislated requirements;
Verifying tank car numbers with loading instructions to ensure accurate placement of cars;
Inspecting exterior of rail cars prior to and after loading, and prior to shipping, as per TDG requirements;
Connecting, disconnecting, gauging and sealing LPG railcars as the loading process requires;
Performing railyard switching operations required to position railcars at various stages of the operation;
Interacting with CN and PMC staff regarding receipt, inspection, and shipment of railcars;
Positioning railcars for loading, unloading, repairs and shipment;
Inspecting and operating a railcar mover in order to meet daily railyard requirements;
Performing routine inspections of the railyard equipment (track and switches) and reporting defects;
Assisting outside vendors in matters dealing with railcar requirements (repairs, inspections, etc.);
Performing mechanical troubleshooting for respective loading equipment, pump and valve maintenance, safety system testing, and periodic inspection/calibration of equipment;
Understanding the flow rates of product in conjunction with car loading and movement in order to meet daily loading requirements;
Other duties as required to support activities within his/her area or other areas within the facility.

Minimum Grade 12 education;
Valid Driver’s License;
Previous loading or rail operations experience preferred;
Strong safety orientation;
Ability to recognize problems, collect data, and establish facts in order to draw valid conclusions;
Ability to confidently and accurately calculate figures and amounts relate to proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume;
Self-starter with a strong sense of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision;
Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel;
Effective written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work outside on a year-round basis in a physically demanding environment, including the ability to climb ladders and stairs on a routine basis;
Ability to work rotating shifts (days and nights);
Successful candidates will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Our employees drive our success. At PMC, 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 the best results to our stakeholders but we also respect our employees need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great benefits program.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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