Operations Technician

Requisition Id: 20871

Department: Operations Function 



Pembina U.S. Corporation is recruiting for an Operations Technician to join the team. This position is an Operation and Maintenance Technician for the Cochin Pipeline Western operational area. The position reports to the Herscher, Illinois office reporting to the Day Foreman for the area in the Transmission Pipelines Business Unit (TBU), part of Pembina’s Pipeline Division. Pembina's Transmission Pipeline assets have developed through the strategic acquisition of key natural gas and specification ethane transportation infrastructure assets, positioned in some of the most prolific gas producing regions in western Canada and the United States.  

Summary of Responsibilities 

•    Ensure all maintenance and operations duties are completed safely, in compliance with Pembina’s procedures, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices;
•    Routine pipeline operations and maintenance tasks, including troubleshooting, repair of pump station and tank farm electronics, electrical, and mechanical equipment;
•    Locating and marking Cochin facilities per Pembina’s Damage Prevention Program and One-Call procedures prior to and during excavation;
•    Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities; 
•    Provide appropriate training and leadership to develop and mentor staff, and support the succession planning initiatives of the business; 
•    Participate in a weekly call out rotation responding to after hour call outs due to equipment and/or operational problems; and
•    A willingness to work overtime on an as needed basis.  



•    3 to 5+ years related work experience;
•    Journeyman Electrical / Instrumentation or certification equivalent preferred;
•    PLC programming experience, together with a familiarity of a variety of instrumentation equipment;
•    Hands-on experience with various computer applications;
•    Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills;
•    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;
•    Results oriented with a flexible & adaptable approach to change; and
•    Possess a valid driver’s license.


The position will require pre-employment screening including a background check, drug screen and possibly a fit for duty test.



Final candidate will be required to undergo a background check; including a criminal record check.


No agency calls please.


Pembina is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other legally-protected factors. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process.


Pembina Pipeline Corporation has been serving the transportation and midstream service needs of North America's energy industry for over 60 years. We process, terminal and transport our customers' products safely - all while protecting the environment and delivering on our commitments to our shareholders and community stakeholders. When we build something, we do it right.


Powering Pembina's growth are our smart, creative and energetic people who allow us to remain a disciplined and responsible energy transportation and service provider and a trusted member in our communities.


Our expectations are high, and so are our rewards. We treat our people well – whether it’s through our total compensation package, our community engagement and volunteer opportunities, or our numerous fun social activities. 


Pembina is a proud recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018 and 2020), Alberta's Top 75 Employers (2014-2020), and Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019). We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada.


Salary Range
$29,000.00 - 46,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Herscher, IL 60941, US