Chemical Process Operations Shift Lead , Canada
Origin Materials
Sarnia, ON, CA
7h ago


Headquartered in West Sacramento, Origin Materials is the world's leading carbon negative materials company. Origin’s mission is to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials.

Over the past 10 years, Origin has developed a platform for turning the carbon found in non-food biomass into useful materials, while capturing carbon in the process.

Origin’s patented drop-in core technology, economics and carbon impact have been validated by trusted third parties and are supported by a growing list of major global customers and investors.

Origin’s first plant, located in Sarnia, Ontario Canada is expected to be operational in 2023 with a second, full-scale commercial plant expected to be operational by 2025 and plans for additional expansion over the next decade.

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Origin Materials believes in protecting its employees and the community and, as such, requires employees who come on site to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Origin provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Our People

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

When you take a job at Origin, you do more than switch companies or advance your career. You become part of the Origin community : an inclusive group of hardworking, uniquely talented people who drive innovation.

Origin is also committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If you require accommodation during the application process or are contacted about a job opportunity, you should advise your Origin contact of the accommodation measures you need to enable you to be assessed fairly and equitably as part of the process.

All information collected will remain confidential.

Benefits and Perks

You will work with great people. You will be joining a close-knit group of A+ players who like to hustle, create, and work hard because we believe in Origin’s mission : to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials.

You will make a difference. We’re working on big things, so every person can make an impact.

You will grow. There are endless opportunities at Origin to learn and improve. You’ll be surrounded by great minds and presented with big challenges.

And you and your teammates will support one another in overcoming those challenges.

You will enjoy excellent benefits. Origin offers a wide range of insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life.

You will have flexibility. We recognize our team works hard so we want you to take time off when you need it. We care about safety and efficiency so work where and when you are at your best.

While we try to be as flexible as possible and allow our team to work various hours in various locations, some positions do require daily, onsite work at our Sarnia facility.


Bringing new technologies into existence is hard work, and nobody knows that better than the Pilot Operations Team. The Pilot Shift Lead is an integral part of the group, managing day-to-day pilot operations through team coordination while ensuring effective communication and delegation.

This position provides the opportunity for you to directly shape the department you are part of. Hire and train your staff and facilitate department improvement through your own creativity.

If the thought of solving tough problems while guiding a hard-working, gritty team excites you, the Pilot Shift Lead position may be a good fit.

You will be responsible for :

  • Autonomous lead for safe execution & documentation of planned pilot-scale scientific experiments
  • Autonomous maintaining of pilot facilities
  • Autonomous shift hand-off
  • Autonomous delegation of daily duties
  • Fostering company culture within the pilot department
  • Creation and implementation of auditing systems
  • Operator recruiting, hiring, and training efforts
  • Employee career development
  • Facilitating departmental development (creation / improvement of processes & procedures)
  • Coordinating with Operations Manager for necessary maintenance / engineering support
  • Supporting the management of reagent / supplies inventory & procurement
  • Gap identification and solution proposal
  • Creation / modification of SOP’s & batch cards
  • Fundamental understanding & application of scientific first principles
  • Training of new and current employees
  • Development, execution, & documentation of safety drills and safety audits.
  • Participation in hazard analyses
  • You :

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts safely in a chemical production environment
  • Strict adherence to SOP’s and other written procedures (including PPE requirements)
  • Comfort wearing PPE (steel toe boots, APR, FR uniform, safety glasses / goggles, Tyvek suit) for extended periods of time
  • Enjoys teaching and assuming mentorship / leadership roles
  • Inquisitive, lifelong learner
  • Willingness to show vulnerability and admit mistakes
  • Critical thinking and good judgment to maintain a safe working environment
  • Observant and capable of discerning specific information valuable to report
  • Exercise good chemical hygiene
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship / team-building skills
  • Competent in algebra level mathematics
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Your Experience : Have to Have it :

    Have to Have it :

  • Completed college coursework in science or chemical manufacturing-related field or has at least 2-3 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Previous management experience (2-5) people
  • Previous experience with employee and departmental development
  • Chemical handling experience (ability to discern warning on chemical labels and match PPE required for handling)
  • Scientific or chemical manufacturing background
  • Mechanically inclined (i.e. troubleshooting, handling of tools, can perform regular maintenance)
  • Experience with high-pressure high-temperature equipment is a plus
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