• Unit Inspector

    Position Location(s) CA-ON-Corunna
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    Required Travel
    Minimal for training purposes within North America
  • Additional Comments:

    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.



    As a member of the Manufacturing East (ME) Inspection Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the continued integrity of process/mechanical equipment in the assigned unit through the accuracy and effectiveness of our inspection program, including:

    • Managing Unit Inspection Compliance
    • Managing Inspection Records in our corporate database
    • Completing regular inspections in the field
    • Reporting Inspection findings and working with technical staff to develop recommendations
    • Administering our company Owner-User Programs
    • Defining required inspections and generating inspections scopes for regular maintenance, outages and turnarounds
    • Participating as a member of the inspection team during turnarounds
    • Co-coordinating the work of NDE service providers




    Two-year technical school diploma with 8+ years working experience in a petrochemical/refinery plant or equivalent, or 10+ years combination post-secondary technical education and related experience or 10+ years of progressive experience in a manufacturing discipline or equivalent technology environment.

    • Certification in API 510, 570 & 653 is an asset
    • Certification in API 510 within two years of start date is a requirement
    • Knowledge and experience of NDE techniques: Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic thickness Testing, certification is an asset.
    • Knowledgeable in TSSA Regulations
    • Knowledgeable in ASME Codes: Section I / VIII / IX and B31.3
    • Familiar with plant equipment & piping systems
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge and experience with computer applications: MS Excel, Word, Access; SAP an asset


    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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