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Job ID : 1891 

Closing Date : 12/05/2022

Job Category : Manufacturing 

Location : Joffre Administration 


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 Millwright Maintenance Technician to join one of our Polyethylene Millwright Teams located at our Joffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer.  This team is responsible for ensuring equipment reliability and availability.  The team provides day to day maintenance to ensure equipment meets the plant production requirements.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Adhere to and maintain compliance with all Responsible Care Standards.
  • Ensure safe and effective maintenance execution of rotating mechanical equipment.
  • Manage maintenance systems, including associated administration.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of others during plant and unit shutdowns.
  • Establish new and continually improve existing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Work effectively in a team environment that interfaces with other functions.
  • Support work assignments in other units from time to time.


What We Are Looking For:

  • A valid Alberta and Inter-provincial Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Journeyman Certificate with 5+ years post Journeyman experience.
  • Strong commitment to Responsible Care Principles through demonstrated excellence in occupational safety, process safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Experience in a petrochemical, refinery or gas processing plant with experience in performing routine maintenance and repairs to turbo machinery, blowers, screw compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans, steam turbines, mechanical seals, reciprocating compressors, extruders and conveying systems and positive displacement pumps would be considered an asset.
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Focused attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to overall team and business goals.
  • Ability to work effectively in a plant maintenance environment with Maintenance, Operations and Engineering Teams.
  • A working knowledge of computers with preference given to the Microsoft Office suite and SAP.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License.


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 0-10% travel
  • 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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  • 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.

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