Operations Technician


Charles City, IA, US, 50616

Requisition ID:  27308

Work Arrangement:  


Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a dynamic energy transportation and midstream provider, serving customers for more than 65 years. Chances are, we do more than you think. We own pipelines that transport hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in Western Canada. We also own gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Our operations along the hydrocarbon value chain allow us to offer a full state of midstream and marketing services to our customers in the energy industry. 


We are an organization that cares not only about results, but how those results are achieved. Our organization is grounded in the values of Safe, Trustworthy, Respectful, Collaborative and Entrepreneurial. Cultivating a positive employee experience and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where our employees feel engaged, recognized and empowered is foundational to our ambition of being an employer of choice. Learn more about our values and strategy


We value the safety of our communities, customers, contractors and employees, and believe that all incidents are preventable. Compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations is a requirement, and our Life Saving Rules are basic rules that everyone should know and live by. Working for Pembina means working safely. 


Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading energy transportation and midstream service provider. Pembina recently acquired Enbridge’s interests in Alliance/Aux Sable. The Cochin Pipeline, operated by Pembina US Corporation, has ongoing opportunities for Operations Technicians. Pembina has grown its Transmission Pipeline assets by acquiring critical natural gas and refined product transportation infrastructure assets. The transmission pipelines enable customers to access high-value markets mainly on a fee-for-service basis under long-term contracts through long-distance pipelines.


The Cochin Pipeline is a single-batch condensate line that spans over 1,500 miles from the Kankakee terminal in Illinois to delivery terminals near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The pipeline first began operating in 1978 and was acquired by Pembina Pipeline Corporation in December 2019. 


Pembina will offer a relocation subsidy for individuals considering relocation.


What’s Next:
From time to time a member of Pembina’s Talent Acquisition team will connect with qualified applicants. This will involve communication to gauge your interest in our positions, and to ensure we have alignment about the role, our expectations, and our values.  
Once a specific role becomes available, a Talent Acquisition team member would be in touch with the qualified, evaluated applicants to ensure continued interest, and to discuss next steps in the hiring process.


What to Expect:

  • Support Pembina’s safety culture of "Zero by Choice" and the “Life Saving Rules”. To read more about our Life Saving Rules, visit pembina.com/safety;
  • Will work as part of a team with primary role as a technician, assisting in pump station and meter station operations, and other trades when and where needed;
  • Routine pipeline operations and maintenance tasks, including troubleshooting failures, repair of pump/meter station mechanical equipment, electrical troubleshooting and repair, and various tasks and projects;
  • Locating and marking Cochin facilities per Pembina's Damage Prevention Program and One­ Call procedures prior to and during excavation;
  • Ensure all maintenance and operations duties are completed safely, in compliance with Pembina's procedures, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices;
  • Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities;
  • Participate in a 7-day on-call rotation responding as required to equipment and/or operational problems;
  • Able to work occasional overnight travel;
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on an as needed basis;
  • Maintain safe and reliable operations of the facilities;
  • Able to work in teams effectively and encourage a positive work environment;
  • Communicates safety issues to Managers and Safety Department;
  • Effective decision-making skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills;
  • Contribute to a team environment that values inclusion & diversity;
  • A willingness and desire to work outdoors; and
  • Any other duties assigned.


What you bring to Pembina:

  • 2+ years’ work experience, with in the energy industry preferred;
  • Hands-on experience with various computer applications;
  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work under limited supervision;
  • Ability to work well in a team coupled with a proven track record of success of positively interfacing with Field, Engineering, and Technical Support personnel;
  • Ability to perform and direct safe and efficient operations in a fast-paced environment;
  • MS Office experience; SAP knowledge experience beneficial; 
  • Results oriented with a flexible & adaptable approach to change; and
  • Possess a valid driver's license.


Must live within 60-mile radius of Clinton, IA.


We offer competitive compensation (base plus incentive bonus), a comprehensive benefits program including 401(k), competitive health benefits including Parental Leave – up to 12 weeks of paid leave for eligible employees, flexible work arrangements for applicable positions, and tuition reimbursement in a work environment that is based on mutual respect, honesty, and integrity.


All positions require Pre-Employment testing including Background check, Drug Screen and possibly a Fit for Duty Exam. Testing includes testing for marijuana metabolites.

This job opportunity is eligible for the referral bonus program.


The successful candidate must be legally able to work in the country of the position. Final candidate will be required to undergo Pre-Employment Background Checks including a Criminal Record Check. 


This position will be posted until end of day: 07/15/2024 


Our expectations are high, and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well - whether it's through our total rewards package, community engagement or volunteer opportunities, all in an environment that is equitable, safe, respectful, inclusive and accessible. 


We recognize that diverse perspectives and experiences fuel innovation and enrich our workplace culture. We firmly believe that every individual's unique background, identity and contributions contribute to our collective success. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. If you're contacted to set up an interview and you require accessibility accommodations, please let your Talent Acquisition Advisor know at that time. 


We are a proud recipient of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018-2022), Alberta's Top Employers (2014-2024) and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada. 


No agency calls please. 

Nearest Major Market: Waterloo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cedar Falls