06 Jul, 2021

Process Operator

  • Dow
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


Dow has exciting opportunities for Process Operators in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.


With over 52,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.


At Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Dow Canada operates four world-scale production units that manufacture hydrocarbons, ethylene, polyethylene, and electricity. Serving our global customers, Dow Canada's operations in Fort Saskatchewan from one of the largest petrochemical facilities in Canada. Dow currently has openings for Operating Technicians to work at our Fort Saskatchewan complex.


Job Summary:


The role of the Process Operator includes operating equipment and process related control systems in a safe environmentally responsible manner. The role involves optimizing plant performance by monitoring process equipment and conditions, conducting field checks, adjusting control systems manually and operated equipment based on process controls in a safe and efficient manner.



The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

  • Monitor
  • Troubleshoot
  • Optimize plant operation
  • Work within a team environment
  • Work a 12 hour rotating shifts
  • Be self-motivated
  • Perform duties in a safe, environmentally responsible manner
  • Follow Operating Discipline policies, principles, procedures, standards and practices to ensure safe and reliable operation of assigned plant areas.


This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.


Required Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of operations experience in a chemical, oil and gas, or similar industry.
  • Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift.
  • Willing and able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Willing and able to work overtime as needed.
  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.
  • A minimum requirement for this Canada based position is the ability to work legally in the Canada. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position.


Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Lift, push, and pull.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.
  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alberta 3rd or 4th Class (ABSA).


Education Requirement:


High school diploma or equivalent with one of the following:

  • Related two year technical diploma, such as Chemical Engineering Technology or Power Engineering Technology
  • Completion of Alberta 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Class.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills, ability to prioritize appropriately.
  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, with strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site.
  • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.
  • Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated.

**Dow does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**




Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others




About Dow


Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

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