Lead Field Operator

Ref: TNO-RQ 19-03

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Type of Role
Permanent only
Job Function
Operations, Production & Maintenance
Grande Prairie
Job Description

TAQA North Ltd., a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, is ranked among the top midsize oil and gas producers in Canada. The TAQA North America head office is located in Calgary, with field operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming that deliver production of approximately 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day. We are committed to driving a safety culture and acting as a socially responsible player in the communities in which we operate.

Job Title: Lead Field Operator RQ 19-03

Location: Grande Prairie, AB

TAQA North currently has an opportunity for a Lead Field Operator in Grande Prairie. Reporting to the Foreman, the Lead Field Operator will be familiar with all aspects of the operations and operating procedures for his areas. The position assists the Foreman with daily operations and provides on-site direction and training of more junior operators. Acts as area Lead Operator of Field Equipment and supervises and coordinates all work and services performed by Operators for the management and operation of the Field Equipment.

As part of this challenging role you will specifically be responsible for:

  • Day to day operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of Field Equipment
  • Participate in and lead a team of operators in oil and gas field operating practices and all applicable laws, statutes, orders, rules and regulations of any governmental authority having jurisdiction over the Field Equipment, including without limitation those relating to environmental, health and safety standards and the following: All Provincial Energy and Utilities Boards, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, The Workers' Compensation Board and agencies dealing with Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Work Place Hazardous Materials Information Systems and Emergency Response Plans
  • Demonstrate and uphold all of the Corporation’s rules, guidelines, policies and procedures applicable to the conduct of operations relating to the Field Equipment
  • Use personal protection equipment necessary to meet all current regulatory requirements and the Corporation’s health and safety policies
  • Testing, sampling, the keeping of accurate records and the preparation and submission of all necessary documents and reports, all in relation to the Field Equipment
  • Take whatever action is considered reasonably necessary for the protection of life, health, property and the environment in the event of fire, flood, storm, explosion, serious accident or other similar causes or any emergency


  • Execute HSSE policy, process and procedure
  • Ensure that all Field Operators have the appropriate HSSE competencies
  • Ensure HSSE audit compliance

      Operating Expenses

  • Coordinate 3rd party services and material purchases to ensure TAQA receives the most value for all operating dollars spent.   Ensure all services and materials are necessary, economically justified and are purchased from the most cost effective supplier.  Reduce the cost of travel by planning and coordination
  • Minimize inventories to reduce the financial impact of warehousing
  • Reduce the cost of vendor overcharges by tracking time on site, travel time and only approving time tickets for services received at agreed upon rates  


  • Ensure throughput volumes are maintained at the optimum levels
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained to meet throughput requirements
  • Understand the facility capabilities and operating state at all times 
  • Understand what throughputs are and react to deviations in a timely manner


  • Ensure assets compliance with all industry policies and standards
  • Ensure assets compliance with all regulatory policies and standards
  • Ensure human resources policies & practices are adhered to
  • Provide Leadership to area staff in Management Of Change

      The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 8+ years of oil and gas operating experience, a valid operator certification and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the O&G industry 
  • Minimum Grade 12 High School with preference will be given to candidates with Journeyman Trades, Power Engineering or Field/Gas Plant Operator certifications


Additional Documentation
Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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