Process Operator
The Dow Chemical Company
Prentiss, Alberta, Canada, North America
13h ago


Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Process Operator at the world scale LP7 Polyethylene Gas Phase Plant at the Prentiss site, located near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Job Summary :

Dow is a diversified chemical company that delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in over 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 Prentiss, Alberta, Dow Chemical Canada operates a world-scale production unit that manufactures polyethylene. The polyethylene facility in Prentiss is the largest in the Dow Chemical Company and serves customers globally.

The Process Operator is a vital resource for LP7 Operations by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of quality products.

They have direct and shared accountability for assets, and achievement of Prentiss site, LP7 Plant, Gas Phase business and corporate goals.

The successful candidate will be expected to be self-motivated, have strong technical skills with high initiative, drive for EH&S (Environmental, Health & Safety) excellence, skills in people & organizational effectiveness, along with a business owner continuous improvement mindset.

The successful candidate will be assigned to one of the five shift teams and will work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule, including day and night shifts.

The LP7 Process Operator is a high impact role that generates tremendous value to Dow through their knowledge, skills and abilities, with the following expectations :

Responsibilities :

  • Operating process related equipment and plant process control systems in a safe environmentally responsible manner
  • Optimizing plant performance by monitoring process equipment and conditions using information systems including; process levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates
  • Collecting and reporting plant measurements related to performance, asset utilization, quality, costs yields, environmental health and safety (EH&S), production rates, etc.
  • Complete detailed rounds every shift. Identify and escalate any issues that may affect the safe operation of the pressure equipment.
  • i.e. damage, leaks, corrosion, coating failures, heat affected surfaces, abnormal noise, vibration, etc.

  • Complete detailed shift logbook notes.
  • Operate 5600 and 1440 kPa steam systems for process heating and utility services.
  • Operation of plant flare system (fuel gas, High Energy Ignition system, flame front generator, BTU analyzer, etc).
  • Safely isolate (Lock out / Tag out), vent and drain, and prepare equipment for maintenance activities.
  • Racking in / out various sizes of electric motors.
  • Operation of various plant compressors
  • Operation of plant pumps for cooling water, glycol heat trace system, process raw materials, etc
  • Follow Operating Discipline principles, procedures, and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas
  • Be well versed in the safety standards
  • Intervene with any unsafe activity and actively participate in safety programs
  • Determining root causes of deviations in process, product or equipment performance through use of troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and implements improvements when appropriate
  • Taking process samples to be analyzed to maintain process and quality standards
  • Responsible for performing process equipment troubleshooting, routine equipment repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance.
  • Issue Safe Work Permits for all Maintenance activities within the facility.
  • Train new employees on equipment, instrumentation and techniques, and provide coaching to peers.
  • Participate on the Site Emergency Response Team.
  • Performing daily tasks efficiently using the appropriate computer tools and software.
  • Ensuring operational activities and process performance are aligned with plant and business goals.
  • Completing individual duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications :

  • Current, valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Willing and able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule.
  • Proficient in the use of computers.
  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.
  • Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.
  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills, ability to prioritize appropriately.
  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company support or sponsorship.
  • Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations :

  • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Stand 50% of the time.
  • 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 :

  • Previous experience in a related role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.
  • Education :

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum requirement is an Alberta 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency.
  • At Dow, diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community.

    Dow has an accommodation process in place to support employees with disabilities.

    About Dow

    Dow (NYSE : DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company.

    Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-

    based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care.

    Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018.

    References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow DowNewsroom on Twitter.

    Dow Offers :

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • 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
  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
  • As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

    We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.

    If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at , you may call us at 1+800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1+989-636-3674.

    Primary Location

    North America-Canada-Alberta-Prentiss


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