• Major Maintenance Planner

    Position Location(s) CA-ON-Corunna | CA-ON-St. Clair Township | CA-ON-Corunna
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    Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience, 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.


    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. Through our commitment to Responsible Care®, we take pride in our focus on safety and sustainability. We are seeking a Major Maintenance Planner.


    This position is responsible for developing job plans in accordance with the Business needs, utilizing SAP and its job plan library, maintenance procedures, and technical information to meet the work execution needs for both capital and expense work as approved by the Major Maintenance Decision Board. This will include Mechanical, Instrument & Electrical and some Services planning. The Planner will also be required to participate in the bidding and selection process for resources including materials and coordinate the execution of the work in the field.





    • Create and maintain planning history files and job libraries using SAP PM Module
    • Manage a Major Maintenance backlog and follow the Maintenance Work Management Process to facilitate the efficient manpower distribution of both internal and contract personnel
    • Audit work execution activities through effective safety interactions and quality of work
    • Initiate corrective action and complete contractor evaluations according to the Contractor Responsible Care Management requirements
    • Work in a team environment sharing the responsibilities, duties and accountabilities for performance measurements
    • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility to ever-changing demands
    • Possess the ability to identify accurately all parts, tools, resources and special equipment to perform a job
    • Develop maintenance work packages in alignment with NOVA’s Responsible Care, Engineering and Purchasing standards
    • Engage Operations, Technical and Maintenance Services personnel to develop work execution schedules and resource plans



    • Minimum of 12 years’ experience in the mechanical or control fields within the petrochemical industry
    • Experience in the coordination of Capital/Maintenance work
    • Prior experience in planning would be a valuable asset
    • Ability to apply NOVA's engineering specifications, standards and drawings
    • Sound knowledge of construction and safety procedures and practices 
    • Computer-related experience should include basic SAP - PM and PS modules, and Microsoft Office, including Outlook
    • Demonstrated ability to develop work execution schedules using Primavera 
    • Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to set and manage priorities is required
    • Demonstrated commitment to Responsible Care
    • Demonstrated leadership in a group or team environment


    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. 



    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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