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2 Mar 2021

Full-Time Rail Technician – Posted by Joffre, Alberta, Canada

Job Description

Job ID : 546

Closing Date : 03/16/2021

Job Category : Manufacturing

Location : Joffre Administration

Will relocation be considered for this position:  No


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 a Rail Technician to join our Rail Operations Team located at our Joffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer.  This team is responsible for the safe and efficient movement, loading and unloading of rail cars in a petrochemical plant environment.


You Will Use your Expertise To:

  • Ensure timely delivery of NOVA products through prompt loading and unloading of rail cars.
  • Meet schedules and timelines to ensure business needs are met.
  • Shunt, haul, deliver, check, inspect and weigh rail cars.
  • Provide ownership of rail yards and rail loading/unloading equipment. Monitor performance of equipment and initiate work orders to maintain equipment.
  • Operate and monitor locomotives and perform switchperson duties.
  • Maintain accurate reports and enter production data.


What We Are Looking For:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior rail yard operations and/or railcar loading/unloading experience
  • A Passion for Responsible Care performance excellence and alignment with NOVA’s values and culture
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Excel and SAP applications is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motived and demonstrate strong people and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with and support a team culture
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands in a logical organized manner
  • A self-starter, who is resourceful and has demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Valid G driver’s license
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting ability


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:

  • The candidate will be expected to advance to Level 4 in the Rail Progression through self-motivation and company-based support and training
  • This position requires lifting, climbing and extensive time spent walking during each shift
  • This position works year-round both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • This role is a shift work role (24/7) supporting petrochemicals plant operations


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. Job Tags: ERP, Maintenance, Manufacturing, rail, technician, and Technology. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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