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Washington Gas Light Co. Petrogas - Operations Coordinator - Ferndale, WA in United States

Job Description


Why work at AltaGas?

AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include WGL, SEMCO, ENSTAR, and Petrogas. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions – from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world.

We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers’ homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across five jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision and strategy.

How do you fit in?

Our Petrogas, Ferndale Terminal operation is looking for a Coordinator, Operations. This position is responsible for maintaining and supporting all Operations responsibilities in alignment with the Operations Supervisor, including managing shift teams in the Terminal Operations to ensure that daily operational activities are performed in line with operational procedures and customer requirements. A focus on vessel requirements, Process Safety Management, Process troubleshooting, coordination and safety onsite will be paramount. Supporting EHS policies, process’, rules and regulations. This position will be working hand in hand with Operations team to support Operational procedures, Process’ with regards to the facility, Offloading Rack and Vessel Loading Operations.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinate day to day operation of the Facility, Offloading Rack and Wharf

  • Support and lead in communications, leadership & team building

  • Supporting role in leading EHS policies and process’

  • Comply and execute EHS policies and process’ during the execution of all operational activities

  • Ensure that all works carried out by Operations department as well as contractors within the Terminal are abiding and following Operational procedures and EHS policies and process’ (Control of Work Process’)

  • Contribute to the reporting, incident entry, investigation and analysis of all incidents and take corrective measures

  • Support Hazard Assessments, safe work plan development and approval and support/execute control of work process’

  • In alignment with Supervisors, plan, monitor and execute Training and Progression program of Operations staff to ensure that all employees are competent

  • Provide support during off hours & weekends when required (emergency operations and/or vessel loading operations)

  • Have a good understanding, participate, and support management in supervision of the workforce, leading the team both directly and by example, conducting performance reviews, motivating team members through positive reinforcement and constructive feedback

  • Technical and Process Safety Management execution. Standardizing operations control, process’ & continual optimization of plant. Supporting identification of Risk and mitigations of such risk. Support Risk Watch Program

  • Responsible to ensure Operations scheduling and workload is safely and properly managed in alignment with planned work, supply, and vessel schedules. Responsible for approving Operations time submission

  • Process and Equipment Troubleshooting. Ensure technical support is provided to operations w/ regards to equipment troubleshooting, failures, DCS/HMI and risk mitigation

  • Support the development, implementation and execution of Operational plans and procedures

  • Supervise and coordinate overall Operations in Terminal to ensure product handling is performed in accordance with customer requirements, operational procedures and EHS policies and process’

  • Assist Operations Manager and Supervisors with achieving operational performance of rail car offloading, LPG refrigeration process’ and VLGC loading

  • Review rail schedules and planned yard movement of rail cars between holding tracks and unloading rack

  • Supporting planning and streamlining rail and truck transfers

  • Review and responsible for all pre-loading requirements, nomination process and VLGC loading plans

  • Document, track and optimize Rail, Truck, Pipeline and Vessel Operations to support improved logistics

  • Assist Terminal Manager and Supervisors to continuously improve Operations as well as develop and monitor performance on the company KPI’s and analysis reports, incidents and provide advice/expertise on improvement

  • Contribute to the operational execution of customer contracts in terms of delivery, administration, and claim settlements, in cooperation with customer service/Logistics and commercial department.

  • Support in coordination and execution of Engineering, MOC Coordination, Risk Watch and Project Planning

  • Support the coordination of Asset Management: Work management, Maintenance planning and prioritization and warehouse inventories/management

  • Ensure that terminal facilities, utilities, and consumables are readily available, in good working condition and well maintained

  • Expense / P-Card Reports: Coding, compiling receipts, and submission

What you must have:

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in Gas Plant or Terminal Operation, with proven leadership abilities as demonstrated by your ability to plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of a multi-disciplinary team engaged in the operation and maintenance of the facility

  • Passion and commitment to the training and development of the team

  • Proficiency in the use of windows-based applications

  • Exposure to EHS management systems, PSM systems such as Maximo, will be considered an asset

  • Strong, professional verbal and written communication skills

Where you’ll be working:

The Petrogas Ferndale Terminal located in Ferndale, Washington serves as a storage and distribution facility for bulk shipments of LPG by railcar, tank truck, pipeline, and ship. The Ferndale WA LPG export facility is the only operating LPG export terminal on the US Pacific Coast. Petrogas is an indirect subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd. AltaGas is a leading North American energy infrastructure company that connects NGLs and natural gas to domestic and global markets.

Ready to join our team?

If you’d like to be part of a company that invests in its people, always creates opportunities to help them grow and fosters an environment where everyone feels welcome, AltaGas is the place for you!

To apply, submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team by clicking on the button below or visiting .

AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. At this time, we are not accepting agency referrals or telephone inquiries.

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WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy - for our employees, for our community and for all our customers. WGL and its affiliates are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status. sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.