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22 Feb 2021

Full-Time Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Posted by Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Job ID : 517

Closing Date : 02/26/2021

Job Category : Manufacturing

Location : Corunna Site, Moore Site, St. Clair River Site

Will relocation be considered for this position:  Yes

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.

We are seeking Mechanical Maintenance Technicians to join our Rountine Maintenance Team located at our Manufacturing East Sites near Sarnia, ON.  The successful candidates will install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot stationary mechanical equipment and industrial machinery.

You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Execute maintenance job tasks in a safe, professional manner.
  • Read diagrams and schematic drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures.
  • Operate rigging equipment and dollies to place heavy machinery and parts.
  • Fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors, and connect couplings and belts (often to within a fraction of a millimeter tolerance).
  • Align and test equipment and make any necessary adjustments (i.e.: pump alignment).
  • Perform predictive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis, and repair or replace defective parts when necessary.
  • Service and repair hydraulic, pneumatic systems and controls.
  • Update and maintain equipment history.
  • Maintain inventory of replacement parts and critical spares.
  • Exercise troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques using appropriate operating and technical inputs.
  • Network with support services.
  • Willingness to rotate within work teams across Manufacturing East.
  • Contribute to the success of the Maintenance Services team by supporting the World Class Reliability Program (WCR) and the Maintenance Work Management System (MWM).
  • Attend and facilitate meetings, schedules and appointments as required.
  • Share achievements and business results.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Graduate of the Millwright Mechanical Technician (MTIM) or equivalent college program or holder of an Ontario College of Trades Certification for Industrial Mechanic Millwright.
  • Co-op experience will be considered an asset.
  • Recent relevant experience in a maintenance environment.
  • Sound mechanical aptitude and technical knowledge established in a maintenance setting.
  • Ability to comply with all Responsible Care policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to function with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills.
  • Flexibility to work alternative work schedules in a 24-hour, 7 day/week operation.
  • Participate in scheduled and unscheduled shutdown and turnaround activities.
  • Capability to develop in-depth knowledge of site equipment and processes including the Maintenance Work Management System.
  • Ability to participate in the development and execution of multi-skilling.
  • Ability to obtain a solid working knowledge of SAP notification, orders, and P/PM scheduling activities both in searching and user-entered functional activities.
  • Candidates will be expected to achieve a Certificate of Qualification; it is required upon completion of internal/external Apprenticeship program (NOVA TIPS program/Government of Ontario C of Q).
  • A valid G Class driver’s license.

You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving.
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals.

Additional Information:

  • Overtime and callouts are a requirement of the role due to the 24 hour per day plant operation.

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 Posting Mechanical Maintenance Technician (

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ERP, hydraulics, Maintenance, Manufacturing, technician, and Technology. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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