Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):
By Richard Yerema and Kristina Leung, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors (Feb 19, 2019)
Here are some of the reasons why Inter Pipeline Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):
- Inter Pipeline encourages employees to keep fit with free access to a fully equipped onsite fitness facility with instructor-led classes, including yoga, barre and boot camp -- and to encourage usage, the facility is located on the top floor and offers great views of the surrounding city
- Inter Pipeline supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks)
Inter Pipeline is driving innovation and diversification
The Heartland Petrochemical Complex, expected to commence operations in late 2021, is a milestone project for Inter Pipeline Ltd., and for Canada.
Currently, producers send low-cost Canadian propane south of the border, where some of it is converted into polypropylene (a recyclable plastic used to manufacture a wide range of products) and shipped back to Canada at a higher cost. The unique $3.5-billion Heartland project will keep the value-added production of polypropylene at home. It will also create approximately 180 additional full-time jobs and provide new opportunities for current employees.
"Recruiting for full-time staff has begun," says Jim Madro, senior vice-president, NGL processing. "As Inter Pipeline always does, we start by ensuring we provide new career opportunities to our employees, while also supporting the local labour market. Once these avenues have been exhausted, there are no bounds to where we will look for the best and the brightest to ensure we run an efficient and reliable operation with safety and environmental protection as top priorities."
The range of positions on offer is significant and employees enjoy very competitive benefits that include an industry-leading mental health program. They will also be part of a culture committed to meaningful work, continuous improvement and individual initiative. The company is hoping that the magnitude of positions available, coupled with unique opportunities, will attract a diverse pool of candidates.
"Inter Pipeline lives by its core values and seeks employees that walk this talk," says Madro. "We believe in honesty, integrity, teamwork, pursuit of excellence and personal accountability. Another core value is entrepreneurial spirit - this is a place where an individual can truly be master of their own destiny."
Inter Pipeline also lives by the motto "home safe every day" and a commitment to completing all work without incident or injury.
"We value every single worker who comes into our workplace and want to ensure they are equipped with the resources to do their job safely," says Dustin Thatcher, supervisor, health and safety.
For the Heartland project, now under construction in Strathcona County, all workers are immersed in safety leadership training programs from the outset and receive consistent follow-up training.
"Safety training is critical," says Thatcher, "but even more important is worker competency. This can only be achieved by on-the-job training, mentoring and continuous evaluation of workers' abilities."
One of Canada's major petroleum transportation, storage and natural gas liquids processing businesses, Inter Pipeline operates facilities in Western Canada and Europe.