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3 Jun 2021

Full-Time Instrumentation and Electrical Technician – Posted by Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Job ID : 467

Closing Date : 06/14/2021

Job Category : Manufacturing

Location : Moore Site, St. Clair River Site

  • Relocation will be considered for this position

Who We Are:

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 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 responsibility.

Located at one of our Polyethylene Sites and reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidates will install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot industrial equipment and machinery.


Typical responsibilities include:

  • Involvement in the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs to support safety, quality, environmental and production objectives.
  • Maintain safety, housekeeping, and environmental standards in all day-to-day activities.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques using appropriate operating and technical inputs.
  • Contribute to the Maintenance Services team by supporting the work systems.
  • Create and maintain SAP notifications and work orders, assist with scheduling activities both in searching and end user – entered functional activities.
  • Support regional resource pool and after hours support requests.


The successful candidates will have a Red Seal Electrical certification in one of the following:  309A Electrician – Construction and Maintenance, 442A Industrical Electrician or 447A Instrumentation and Control Technician, along with sound instrumentation and electrical aptitude and technical knowledge with a minimum of 5 years recent and relevant experience in an industrial maintenance environment.

  • Experience with process control instrumentation is an asset.
  • Must be willing to attain additional Red Seal certifications as required.

In addition, the candidates require:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to function independently in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and solid working knowledge of SAP notification, orders, and P/PM scheduling activities both in searching and user-entered functional activities.
  • Working knowledge of engineering design specifications.
  • Strong initiative with a demonstrated attitude toward safety, career development and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to comply with all Responsible Care policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Strong planning, organizing and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and be flexible to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Ability to flex trade in other skills as defined by the job requirements.
  • Capability to develop in-depth knowledge of the site equipment and processes.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to work alternative work schedules in a 24-hour, 7 day/week operation.
  • Participation in scheduled and unscheduled shutdown and turnaround activities.


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.

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.

Check Us Out Online:

  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for company news.
  • 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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

How to Apply

Please apply on our career site:

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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