Summer students wanted for gas plants

AltaGas says it is looking to hire four power engineering students this summer to help with their Townsend and North Pine facilities.

The students will job shadow with senior level operators at the facilities, gaining hands on experience in the oil and gas industry.

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Company officials say they’re excited to offer these opportunities.

“We are committed to hiring locally as part of our long-term operations plan, and we encourage power engineering students from the communities to apply for the positions,” spokesperson Lori Maclean said in a statement.

Successful hires can expect to have a month of on-the-job training, including safety training.

The positions are shift work, with camp-based roles at Townsend. At North Pine, transportation to the facility is provided from Fort St. John.

The Townsend facility is a sweet natural gas processing plant, while North Pine processes natural gas liquids. Natural gas from Townsend is sent to North Pine for further processing, producing propane, butane, and condensate.

Propane is send by rail car to Prince Rupert, to an export terminal which offers direct access to the international market

AltaGas says student hires are an investment, as hiring and training operators can take up to five years.

“It’s a win-win. In the past, students from the summer program have been hired on as full-time employees, and we hope this success can continue,” said Maclean.

Interested students can check out the careers page on the company’s website. 

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