The average hourly pay for a Gas Plant Operator in Canada is C$38.85.
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C$26 - C$53
C$2,000 - C$11,635
C$0 - C$4,500
C$62,002 - C$130,400
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Job Description for Gas Plant Operator
A gas plant operator is responsible for overseeing and operating all equipment that processes gas for utility companies. This person works within a factory or plant setting, where hours and shifts can vary. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. However, a two-year technical or vocational program is often recommended that includes courses in physics, chemistry, mechanical equipment, and office applications. Much of the training in this area is done on the job. This pos…Read more
Gas Plant Operator Tasks
- Operate natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including amine treating plants, chilled water gas conditioning skids, and more.
- Inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
- Adjust controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges.
- Start-up and shutdown plant equipment.
- Operate plant equipment and systems.
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Popular Skills for Gas Plant Operator
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation, Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting and Plant Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Gas Plant Operator
An early career Gas Plant Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$29.67 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Gas Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$37.97 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Gas Plant Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44.32 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$42.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Gas Plant Operator in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Grande Prairie, Alberta (15.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort St. John, British Columbia (30.5% less) and Calgary, Alberta (9.9% less).
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