Operations Technicians

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Job Description

Who We Are:
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team.

We are seeking Operation Technicians to join our Operations Teams located at our Joffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer. All levels of experience and ticket level will be considered. As a member of a plant operations team, you will be supporting the manufacturing process to ensure the safe operation of our facility. These opportunities will allow you to gain valuable operating experience in operations, directly influencing the company’s performance.

You Will Use Your Expertise To:
Safely and reliably operate the process equipment.
Prepare equipment for maintenance and safe work permitting.
Complete area safety checks and respond to hazards in own area.
Provide preventative maintenance of equipment (i.e.: rounds and checks, swing pumps).
Monitor, report, and initiate corrective actions for plant operation in responsible area.
Implement changes to operating parameters to optimize unit performance.
Maintain housekeeping standards within the operating unit.
Continually progress through the outside operating areas culminating in the operation of a complex DCS panel.
Mentor and train other Operations Technicians in qualified areas.
Participate in team safety meetings, safety audits and follow-ups.
Participate in procedure reviews.
Support and participate with the Emergency Response Team (ERT).

What We Are Looking For:
Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Power Engineering Technology Diploma preferred.
Minimum 4th Class ABSA Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.
3rd Class ABSA Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency would be preferred.
Power engineering experience in an industrial plant setting.
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply various acts, codes and regulations appropriate for the position.
Well-developed interpersonal skills, high level of personal motivation, and ability to adapt to change.
Demonstrated commitment to safety and Responsible Care®.
Effective communication skills to cope with a wide variety of operational priorities and work activities.

Additional Information:
Relocation will be considered for this position
Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
This role requires up to 0-10% travel
This is a 12-hour rotating days/nights shift position
Work will be conducted both indoors and outdoors in all seasons
Positions will include some lifting and climbing of ladders within various levels of the units
In order to fulfil the duties of this role, the successful candidate will be required to wear respiratory protective equipment. Candidate must successfully pass a fit test and be physically able to wear a respirator
The successful candidate is required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license

Why NOVA Chemicals?
NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.