- Exploration and production
- Oil and Gas Services
- High school diploma
- Post-secondary diploma
About This Career
Liquefying natural gas at terminals allows Canada’s vast natural gas resources to be loaded onto ships for transport so that it can be safely exported without pipelines. A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Operator looks after all of the pipes, pumps, processing units and control panels involved in the liquefaction and transportation process to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Moving Canada’s vast natural gas resources to markets around the world means exporting it beyond the endpoints of transmission and distribution pipelines. Liquefying natural gas at terminals allows the gas to be loaded onto ships (and other transport at times) for transport to new and expanding markets for this clean-burning, efficient Canadian fuel.
LNG Operators have a number of responsibilities including monitoring, operating and maintaining the vast network of pipes, pumps, processing units and control panels in a natural gas liquefaction plant and loading facility.
In this occupation, activities may include:
- Operating electronic or computerized control panel from a central control room to monitor and optimize physical and chemical processes for several processing units
- Operating control panels to coordinate and regulate process variables such as temperature and pressure, and to direct product flow rate, according to process schedules.
- Adjusting equipment performance to match operating requirements
- Ensuring equipment is in good condition and operating properly
- Monitoring process indicators, instruments, gauges and meters to detect and report any possible problems.
- A High School Diploma is required with some companies requiring a College Diploma in process operation, sciences or a related subject
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Environmental operators certification and/or 4th Class Steam Ticket or higher
- A provincial power engineer licence, EOCP certificate may be required when certain kinds of equipment are included in the process.
- Depending on the company and responsibilities, typical requirements may include:
- Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements
- Experience with process controls systems
- Application of Engineering Design and Technology
- Production and Processing
- Works Safely
- Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety
- Interpreting Documents/Plans
- Preventative Maintenance
- Equipment Maintenance
- Equipment Selection
- Managing Material Resources
- Operation and Control
- Operation Monitoring
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Also known as
- LNG Field Operator
- Field Operator
- Panel Operator
- LNG Facility Operator
- Operations Technician
- LNG Facility Controls
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