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Job ID : 1257 

Job Category : Manufacturing 

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 Reliability Technician to join our Geismar, Louisiana team. This position develops, documents, and establishes the preventative and predictive maintenance programs for the maintenance of all the machines and assets within the site using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The Reliability Technician is responsible for the accurate and timely collection of equipment data and documentation in the CMMS.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Perform testing and analysis using various PdM technologies, including, but not limited to: oil analysis, vibration monitoring, infrared thermography, ultrasonic monitoring, equipment balancing and laser alignment.
  • Assist in the development and performs collection of Predictive Maintenance (Pd.M.) routes/programs.
  • Works with maintenance team toward improving existing PM and Pd.M. programs as well as developing procedures and/or training to technicians to support improvement activities.
  • Collects route data points correctly and performs additional testing to verify diagnosis.
  • Effective use of vibration, ultrasound, Infrared equipment, i.e. set up routes, alarm limits and diagnose faults and comparative data for proper recommendations.
  • Effective use of precision laser alignment equipment.
  • Recommend improvement opportunities identified through the collection of data to ensure Pd.M. program efficiency and cost reduction.
  • Work with maintenance team to validate corrective work found through Pd.M. activities is accurate.
  • Participates in reliability improvement projects to meet/surpass KPI targets.
  • Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical service providers. Perform acceptance tests and inspection criteria for new installations.
  • Ability to set priorities, work independently, and coordinate multiple projects effectively.
  • Demonstrates a high sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Assist with coaching and training the maintenance team.
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.
  • Perform data analysis of key performance metrics for leadership and support groups related to scheduling.
  • Understand and adhere Maintenance Work Management (MWM) standards, business processes, flows, procedures, and standard practices.
  • Contribute to a work environment that supports a motivated, productive team.
  • Escalate issues that require leadership support.
  • Coordinate and collaborate in the development of maintenance standardization, procedures, best practices.
  • Model NOVA's Nature by executing work and demonstrating behaviours that reflect our values.
  • Support budgeting process and drive cost ownership culture.


What We Are Looking For:

Minimum 2 years of mechanical or electrical technical training at an accredited university or technical institute and a minimum of 3 years of experience in predictive maintenance experience (vibration, alignment, ultrasonic monitoring, PdMA, infrared thermography and lube oil sampling analysis) or a high school diploma and a minimum of 4 years of experience in predictive maintenance or power plant maintenance experience.


In addition, the successful candidate will have:


  • Strong commitment to Responsible Care® Principles through demonstrated excellence in occupational safety, process safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical fundamentals as used in industrial environment.
  • Ability to coach and mentor developing team members.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel. Familiarity with Bently Nevada is an asset.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
  • Communication, interpersonal and effective facilitation skills.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Ability to:
    • understand and interpret drawings and specifications.
    • use PC and associated software applications to collect and analyze data and produce spreadsheets, databases, and reports.
    • use basic math and algebra to perform calculations
    • effectively communicate technical concepts (verbal and written).
    • establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
    • perform inspections of equipment and take field measurements.


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. 


Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • This role requires up to 5% travel.
  • 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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  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for company news.
  • Follow us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor for job updates.
  • 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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