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Assistant Terminal Manager

Altex Energy has Assistant Terminal Manager openings in the following locations:

Falher, AB
Fort McMurray, AB
Unity, SK
Lashburn, SK

The Organization

Altex Energy is a crude oil transportation company that provides customers with infrastructure alternatives to pipelines.   Altex provides medium to long term contracts to customers and producers to transport crude oil from our terminals to refineries and other markets via rail car. Altex partners with Canadian National Railway to provide a full service system to manage the loading, transportation, regulatory reporting and logistics of shipping crude oil and diluent using efficient systems and cost effective methods to manage the product to market.

Altex operates primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan with an aggressive growth plan to continue to build and operate terminals to handle crude oil products for customers in Canada and the US.

The Role

Reporting to the Terminal Manager, this role will be accountable to perform the following:


  • Assist the manager in providing direction to all administrative, loading and other site staff in the day to day operations.

  • Responsible for the scheduling of staff and where applicable bringing forward requested time off, ensuring adequate staffing and coverage is in place.

  • Assists with the communication and enforcement of all of the standard operating procedures, processes and policies with respect to sampling, spin cuts and loading of crude oil.

  • Troubleshooting operational issues, working with the manager for resolve and to ensure smooth processing of trucks and railcar loading.

  • Assisting with corporate logistics, CN, other customers and stakeholders to ensure efficient processing of the crude oil loading.

  • Communicate issues to the manager as required.

  • In the absence of the manager, the assistant manager is responsible for the overall management of the site, which includes administration and the day to day operation of the site.

Health and Safety

  • Monitors and supports Health and Safety procedures and policies, protocols and processes to operate a safe and compliant site.
  • Provide the appropriate direction to all staff and others as related to safe working procedures.

  • Ensure consistent use of all Personal Protective Equipment at all times on the site.

  • Ensure appropriate regulatory and compliance requirements are understood, communicated and implemented as necessary.

  • Along with the Health and Safety Supervisor, conduct the appropriate training, orientation and audits to ensure full compliance.

  • Manage 3rd party contractors to ensure compliance with all of Altex policies including safety pre-qualifications. Reports any deficiencies to the Manager.

Human Resources Management

  • Works with the manager to train, retain and develop all employees required to manage the site. This includes Administrators, Loaders, Foreman, Assistant Managers, Lead Hand, Health and Safety Officer, and others as necessary.
  • Manage the scheduling and overtime allocations of all staff based on business need.

  • Manage the performance expectations of all staff Recommendations for all compensation changes including base salary increases, short term incentive recommendations and promotions.

  • Coach and mentor staff as required.

  • Support an environment where employees feel empowered and valued for their contributions.

  • Assist with the annual budgeting process for operations requirements including staffing costs and other operations needs.
  • Assess the quality of contractor workmanship and manage costs as required.

The Individual

The successful candidate will possess the following:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Grade 12
  • Post-Secondary education in Management or Oil Field Operations an aset
  • Experience in the oil industry and/or rail experience an asset

Competencies & Attributes

  • Ability to foster internal relationships with Management, staff and other groups such as Logistics, Human Resources and other groups as required.
  • Previous experience dealing with large railways and/or transportation companies.

  • Knowledge of oil and gas industry.

  • Previous experience working in a trans loading facility or a similar role would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety policies and regulatory requirements in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and manage relationships internally and externally.

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in a Supervisory role accountable for site operational management.

  • Experience in supervising a small group of employees of different backgrounds, skill levels and motivational needs.

  • Demonstrated people leadership skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrates a very high regard for safety in the workplace, and has a strong commitment to operational policies and procedures.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and the general use of computers as an aid to deliver on results.

Personal Characteristics

  • Exudes a high level of positive energy and is self motivated with unquestionable ethics and integrity.

  • Results oriented with an ability to respond to rapid growth, multiple demands and priorities.

  • Possess a team-centric approach that is supportive and encouraging.

  • Effective in being both strategic and tactical.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills.

  • Demonstration of tenacity and ability to be assertive depending on the situation.

  • Calm and articulate under pressure.

  • Ability to understand the business, data and make recommendations or decisions based on risk based factors.


15% travel may be required


We offer a competitive compensation package including an attractive base salary, short term and long term incentives.


Interested candidates should send their resume to: