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Hours Full-time
Location Phoenix, Arizona

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Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). PMC also operates strategically-located facilities for crude oil and NGL storage, separates NGL from natural gas and fractionates NGL into pure liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products, including propane and butane. 

Fueled by our strong leadership team and a dedicated employee base, combined with our expertise in marketing, logistics and our asset base, PMC is well-positioned to provide our customers with flexible, value-added services now and in the future.

Our Operations department is a talented group of professionals who are committed to conducting our business in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the public, our employees and contractors, our assets and the environment. We want consistent and predictable operations done the right way, every time. 

Plains is currently looking for an Operations Technician to join our Operations team at our Bumstead, Arizona, facility.  This position will be responsible for maintaining a safe and clean working environment and handling the loading/unloading rail cars and trucks at the terminal site. The successful candidate will learn to properly operate terminal equipment including compressors, pipeline operations, truck rack compressors, and pipeline pumps.

The work schedule is 6:00PM - 6 AM, Wednesday - Friday and every second Saturday.



  • Execute proper loading/ unloading of propane and butane rail cars and trucks;
  • Record hourly readings of pipeline pressures and tank levels, as well as monitor process and cavern equipment;
  • Properly complete associated truck and rail car Haz-Mat paperwork;
  • Enforce company policies and procedures while maintaining a safe work environment; and
  • Maintain all required certifications to perform operator duties as outlined in D.O.T. requirements.


  • Minimum Grade 12 education is required;
  • Previous mechanical and operational experience around hazardous materials a plus;
  • Capable of working in extreme temperatures during the summer months;
  • Capable of lifting/exerting 90 lbs. of force;
  • Well organized, self- motivated and safety oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Cleared criminal history (background) check and satisfactory reference checks;
  • Compliance with the company’s Drug & Alcohol Policy; and
  • Valid state driver's license and driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. 

Smoking Policy:  Please note that the office and surrounding area are non-smoking.

Our employees drive our success. At Plains, hard work is rewarded with competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits program designed to keep you safe, healthy and happy. We work hard to deliver exceptional results to our stakeholders while also respecting our employees’ need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great . As part of our goal to be an employer of choice, Plains is also committed to doing business in a sustainable and responsible manner. To learn more about our Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives, read our 2021 .

Salary details estimated by job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn do not represent Plains’ compensation structure. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

By submitting your resume, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process.

All applicants not chosen for an interview shall have all personal information permanently deleted or disposed of with the exception of their resume, which will be kept on file in the event that another suitable position becomes available.