Chemical Engineering New Grad

CA-ON-Corunna
Job ID
2017-2995
Closing Date
11/28/2017
Job Category
Eng & Technical
Career Level
Entry Level

Overview

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NOVA Chemicals employs approximately 1000 full time workers, and are one of the largest employers in the Sarnia Lambton area.

Corunna Site:  supplies 30% to 40% of Canada’s primary petrochemical requirements, capable of producing 1.4 million tonnes of petrochemicals annually, employs about 500 employees.

Moore Site:  produces pelletized high and low density polyethylene for end product manufacturers; the facility has a rated capacity of about 740 million pounds of polyethylene per year, employs about 200 employees.  

St. Clair River Site:  produces pelletized high and low density polyethylene and polyethylene resins using SCLAIRTECH technology for end product manufacturers, capacity to produce 395 million pounds of polyethylene per year, employs about 150 employees.

 

Our Manufacturing East facilities are seeking recent chemical engineering graduates who are eager to learn and contribute to our business success.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

The position provides the opportunity for a new graduate to participate in our Technical Development Program that allows chemical engineers to rotate through some of the following roles early in their career with NOVA. Rotating through a number of these areas allows the engineer to develop technical breadth and exposure to various plant operations that greatly helps with selecting an area of specialization for their career.

Process Design Engineering: The design engineer is accountable for process design for new facilities or modifications and ensures compliance with applicable NOVA and regulatory standards. Responsibilities include conducting feasibility studies, equipment sizing and specification, development of heat and material balances, safety and hazard reviews, process specification, problem solving and optimization.

 

Operations/Contact Engineering: The contact engineer is assigned to an operations area and works closely with the Operations and Reliability teams on a daily basis to provide technical and troubleshooting support. Responsibilities include providing technical recommendations to improve and optimize plant operation, maintain compliance with Responsible Care Standards and lead and/or assist in incident investigations.

 

Process Safety Engineering: As a member of the regional process safety team the Process Safety Engineer will take the lead on qualitative and quantitative risk analysis for a variety of risk studies and project risk assessments. This person also participates in the annual facility Hazard Assessment program (PHA) and various Process Safety Management policies, metrics, and management systems to enhance site performance.

 

Environmental Engineering: The environmental engineer supports the manufacturing sites with collection, analysis and trending associated with Environmental Programs. This position requires an understanding of monitoring program fundamentals, including field sampling methods, laboratory analytical techniques, and electronic data management along with statistical analysis tools to assimilate large quantities of data into clear and concise reports.

 

Process Control Engineering: The Process Control Engineer monitors plant control system performance and develops automation strategies for plant optimization. This includes designing and tuning control loops, building steady state process models for optimization, evaluating new opportunities for advanced control, developing new multivariable control applications, and enhancing existing applications.

 

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with eligibility for P. Eng. registration.
  • Strong desire to work for a petrochemical company in a process plant setting.
  • Previous coop or intern experience will be seen as an asset.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0.

 

Skills:

  • Effective communication skills – ability to exchange information through written and oral means.
  • Interpersonal skills – can effectively work as part of a team with the right blend of collaboration, flexibility, and involvement to achieve results.
  • Computer skills – computer proficiency is essential
  • Technical knowledge – can demonstrate a sound understanding of fundamental engineering principles
  • Organizational skills - being able to prioritize tasks, manage your time effectively and plan resources.
  • Capacity for Change – ability to quickly adapt to changing business needs and expectations.

An unofficial copy of your transcripts is required with your application.

 

The successful candidate will start in Spring/Summer 2018.

 

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

 

About Us:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

 

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. 

 

Benefits: 

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.

Additional Comments:

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.

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