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Job ID : 1968 

Closing Date : 01/30/2023

Job Category : Engineering 

Location : Geismar 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. 


We are seeking a Process Engineer to join our team at our Geismar, Louisiana site. The Process Engineer will report to the Process Engineering Team Leader.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Monitor daily plant operation and performance looking for opportunities to optimize existing plant capabilities as well as interface with operations technicians to implement daily changes.
  • Process Engineer will work with the process and project teams to provide process designs, economic analyses and initial front-end engineering to support continuous improvement.
  • Provide technical support during plant turnarounds and minor outages.
  • Participate in PHA and Risk-Based Inspection revalidations.
  • Participate in the Facility Change Management Process (FCM) by executing and completing Pre-Startup Safety Reviews, hazard analyses, and other technical processes.
  • Must have the ability to adapt, learn and work in fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Must be willing to work in outdoor process environments to troubleshoot issues, interface with maintenance, and drive solutions that will improve plant reliability
  • Expected to use of DCS control data historians to develop process monitoring, evaluation and troubleshooting tools/spreadsheets.
  • The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, should have the ability to multi-task and possess good organization and time management skills.
  • When required, the Process Engineer will be asked to perform confined space entries and collect field data.
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate sound technical abilities, strong ability to learn and interface with personnel across the site in a variety of functions.
  • Candidate must also possess sound verbal and written communication skills with developed interpersonal skills to gain alignment and resolve conflicts within cross-discipline work groups.


What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Applied Science or equivalent with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of related engineering experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Aspen Plus, Aspen EDR, Aspen Simulation Workbook and Honeywell Uniformance experience an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own workload with minimal supervision, managing multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic teamwork environment 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to present or explain information using a variety of formal presentation tools and techniques, ability to influence without authority
  • Demonstrated commitment to Responsible Care®


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.



Located just south of Baton Rouge and employing more than 120 people, the olefins facility in Geismar, Louisiana, annually produces approximately 1.95 billion pounds of ethylene and 114 million pounds of polymer grade propylene. It also produces 13 million gallons of crude butadiene and 14 million gallons of Debutanized Aromatic Concentrate per year.


Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • This role requires up to 5% 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
  • On-call support may be required of the role during plant emergencies and outages 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.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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