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Job ID : 1972 

Closing Date : 01/30/2023

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 Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering Team, the Instrument and Electrical Designer will support the sites in obtaining safety, environmental, production, reliability, productivity, and quality objectives providing design support for maintenance and capital activities.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Align design functions to related plant processes: Technical/Engineering Workflow including Facility Change Management, Capital Project Support including Project Development and Implementation
  • Prepares engineering packages for construction including scope of work, detailed drawings ensuring inherently safe design principles and data integrity are incorporated
  • Interfaces with functional groups such as Operations, Maintenance, Technical and Engineering to produce detailed design work including
  • Specifies and designs instrument equipment and systems including control valves, transmitters, and safety systems
  • Collaborates with Centers of Excellence Instrument team to capture and apply learnings and enhance discipline capabilities


What We Are Looking For:

  • Technical school diploma with 8+ years of related experience OR 10+ years combination of post secondary technical education and related experience OR 10+ years of progressive experience in a manufacturing discipline or equivalent technology environment
  • Minimum 2 years resident onsite experience in a petrochemical manufacturing facility
  • Demonstrated commitment to Responsible Care®
  • Working knowledge of Intergraph products (Intools and SmartPlant).  Micro Station experience would be an added benefit
  • Knowledge of DCS and PLC systems
  • Understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Experience with communications networks
  • Ability to work with limited supervision while managing multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


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
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
  • 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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