• Chemical Operators - Entry Level

    Position Location(s) US-PA-Monaca
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    Operations Technician
  • 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.


    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.


    NOVA Chemicals is collecting resumes for entry-level manufacturing opportunities at its Beaver Valley (Monaca, PA) facility. Area Support Technicians perform a variety of general and technical maintenance and production activities, including operation and minor maintenance of process equipment such as pumps, screeners, belt feeders, mixers, and hoists while demonstrating a detailed understanding of NOVA Chemicals’ safety standards, procedures, and expectations. Other activities include area housekeeping, packaging and material movements. This position is a member of the local Bargaining Unit and has the opportunity to advance within operations or maintenance. The responsibilities of operations includes, but are not limited to interpreting and following operating procedures, observing critical operating parameters, operating and inspecting equipment, monitoring process controls, recording process and equipment data, and identifying and troubleshooting process problems and taking corrective action.   


    Successful candidates must be able to work rotating 8 and/or 12 hour shifts, weekends, and overtime.   



    • Two year technical diploma and/or 2 years manufacturing or industrial experience with a high school education or equivalent.
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety, protecting the environment, and product quality.
    • Proven history of growth, accomplishment and advancement to positions of increased responsibility/accountability.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle jobs that are both physically and mentally demanding.
    • Excellent interpersonal and team skills.


    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 Beaver Valley Site is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The Beaver Valley Site manufactures expandable styrenics products including ARCEL®, a premium moldable foam resin for packaging high-value consumer products.  


    The Beaver Valley site’s primary focus is on commercial, manufacturing and technology functions.



    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. 


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