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Job ID : 1837 

Closing Date : 11/08/2022

Job Category : Engineering 

Location : Corunna Site 


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. 


As part of the Instrument and Electrical Engineering Team, the Electrical Engineer role directly supports plant reliability functions for all facilities in Manufacturing East.  The primary objective of the role is to deliver equipment reliability for leading performance in plant uptime, quality, and maintenance.  This will include reliability program development, technical support and the application of Manufacturing & Corporate Reliability Standards, Procedures and Best Practices.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Align reliability functions to related plant processes: Technical/Engineering Workflow including Facility Change Management, Capital Project Support including Project Development and Implementation and Maintenance Work Management
  • Collaborate with the Reliability Analyst to execute strategic systems such as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Failure Analysis, Spares Analysis, etc.
  • Identify and resolve equipment reliability “bad actors” 
  • Utilize reliability processes to measure, analyze, improve, and support approved projects including development and implementation of maintenance plans
  • Communicate equipment priorities, including status, value, and overall recommendations
  • Assess new projects to ensure reliability and maintenance design aspects are represented
  • Develop and review work scope for Unit Outages and Turnaround Plant Support
  • Provide day-to-day support to Operations and Maintenance Teams for Electrical equipment
  • Provide technical support and guidance for critical site issues
  • Provide technical approval for new or modified equipment specifications
  • Support a variety of programs and initiatives to drive toward achieving World Class Reliability
  • Collaborate with the Center of Excellence Electrical Team to capture and apply learnings and enhance discipline capabilities


What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 8+ years of related engineering experience
  • Hold a Professional Engineering License (P.Eng.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated commitment to Responsible Care®
  • Experience in a petrochemical manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance module, SmartPlant, Industry Electrical Codes and Standards
  • Ability to work with limited supervision while managing multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic work environment with Operations, Maintenance, Project Management and Technical teams
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to present or explain information using a variety of formal presentation tools and techniques


You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving. 
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals. 



The NOVA Chemicals Manufacturing East Sites are located near Sarnia, Ontario. The Sarnia Sites focus on the production of ethylene and polyethylene and is recognized as a cornerstone of Ontario’s petrochemical industry.  Sarnia is situated on the south shore of Lake Huron at the headwaters of the St. Clair River, and just an hour from Detroit, Michigan, United States. 


Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position
  • Cross border / international moves involving immigration will NOT be considered for this role
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
  • This role requires up to 10% travel
  • 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
  • Overtime and callouts are a requirement of the role due to the 24 hour per day plant operation
  • 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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  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP


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.

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