Supervisor, Field Operations

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Fort St John

Company: NorthRiver Midstream



Employee Type:

Full Time  


Required - Camp Optional depending on location

Safety Sensitive:       



NorthRiver is a Canadian owned and operated gas gathering and processing business based in Western Canada. With operations in Northeast British Columbia and Northwest Alberta, and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. NorthRiver provides connectivity for its customers to major demand markets including the U.S. Pacific Northwest, U.S. Midwest and Western Canada.


Our purpose is to connect Canadian energy to the world, and we will do this by co-creating energy infrastructure projects with our customers, partners, and the communities that benefit from our operations.


To learn more about us, visit


We are actively recruiting for the role Supervisor, Field Operations. Reporting to the Manager, Operations this role will be responsible for providing day to day operational leadership to ensure that the facility is operated in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner in compliance with all regulatory and corporate standards and programs.



  • Responsible for providing day to day operational leadership to ensure that the facility is operated in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner in compliance with all regulatory and corporate standards and programs
  • Oversees the execution of maintenance work within operating environment, reviewing, and prioritizing maintenance activities, ensuring operational environment is properly prepared for maintenance work, ensuring that work is executed in a safe manner within regulatory parameters
  • Provides day to day supervision of operations employees, including coordination of orientation, training and development, operator training qualification, scheduling, coaching, and mentoring
  • Lead and support facility performance monitoring and optimization – continues monitoring and optimization of process to ensure a reliable, safe operation of the facility within regulatory parameters
  • Oversees the development of operational procedures, makes recommendations for development or modification of current procedures
  • Actively supports JHSC goals through active participation with JHSC Committee, coordination of safety meetings, ensuring work permits are completed accurately, investigation of incidents and implementing recommendations




  • 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate  
  • 5 years of experience in an industrial process plant environment or an equivalent combination of technical and/or leadership training/experience
  • Proven Leader skills with relevant experience in supervision
  • Operations and/or technical procedure writing
  • Health and Safety program experience; knowledge of industrial occupational health and safety requirements and hazards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to positively direct and motivate employees and teams toward common goals to consistently achieve desired results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook



  • Experience working in a sour gas plant.
  • Strong maintenance and/or operations process background with troubleshooting and analytical skills; ability to identify, interpret, rationalize, analyze, and solve problems
  • Knowledge of Work Management systems
  • Knowledge of Contract Management programs
  • Knowledge in Incident Command System and Incident Commander role (100/200)
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills:  ability to identify, plan, prioritize and execute work objectives
  • Understanding of and respect for labour relations requirements within unionized work environment
  • Team Building Skills; ability to lead and participate in cross functional groups to develop projects and achieve goals




This is a day shift position (4 & 3) to provide seven day a week coverage for the location and will require on-call responsibility during peak periods. Camp is provided if the candidate lives outside of Fort St. John and surrounding areas.


This is a high growth, fast paced organization. The ability to be productive and successful in a busy work environment is critical.


The above profile is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of accountabilities, qualifications, or other aspects of the job.


At NorthRiver Midstream we embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion with equal access to opportunities based on individual merit by creating an environment which encourages all employees to contribute their unique capabilities and perspectives.


We accept applications online via our Careers page;


We appreciate your interest in working with us; however only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security and background screening, including a criminal records check.