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Job ID : 1152 

Closing Date : 12/08/2021

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 Safety Specialist to join our Safety Specialist Team at our Joffre site, in Central Alberta, near Red Deer.  The  Safety Specialist Team provides occupational safety expertise, leadership, and coaching to leadership and employees to ensure the safe operation of the Joffre facility.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Provide guidance to leadership to maintain 100% compliance with federal, provincial and local Occupational Safety regulations
  • Guide, advise and maintain NOVA’s Occupational Safety management systems for the site
  • Lead the implementation of corporate, business unit, and regional safety standards
  • Facilitate site-specific safety programs designed to reduce employee workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Promote proactive hazard awareness and recognition to reduce incidents in the workplace as well as lead and provide guidance in the investigation to identify root causes aimed at preventing future events from occurring
  • Ensure fulfillment of the regulatory and internal reporting and record keeping requirements for occupational illnesses and injuries
  • Represent the site by actively participating in corporate, business unit, and regional safety networks
  • Make recommendations to leadership aimed at driving corporate, business unit, and regional safety initiatives at the site
  • Participate in site project planning including safety review of projects, safety design reviews of process / equipment changes at the site
  • Deliver safety training for site employees and contractors; maximize the use of standardized training through client's e-learning
  • Actively participate in and support the auditing program; ensure prompt closure of audit findings for the site
  • Prepare safety alerts, bulletins, and warnings to ensure effective communication of potential hazards to front line employees; assist leadership in the preparation and presentation of safety related materials and reports
  • Provide support to other client facilities as requested to support regional initiatives
  • Measure, analyze, and report on safety performance
  • Advise leadership on safety issues
  • Coach employees and leadership on safety practices
  • Identify and analyze workplace hazards
  • Develop safety strategies
  • Complete regulatory reporting and compliance monitoring.


What We Are Looking For:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural or Applied Sciences or equivalent with 5 - 7 years related practical experience or 2-year technical school diploma with typically 8+ years of related practical experience
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and Code and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Passion for safety performance excellence
  • Collaborative work style with the ability to work across the organization
  • Demonstrated and sustained commitment to the principles of Responsible Care®
  • Ability to internalize NOVA’s values, mission, and vision of the business in order to externalize them to the organization
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team environment
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong capacity for change
  • Proven organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications (i.e. MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience in an industrial and/or manufacturing setting


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 10% 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 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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