Chemical Process Operator
Enerkem Inc. - Edmonton, AB

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Enerkem develops renewable biofuels and chemicals from waste.

Through the combination of a proprietary thermochemical technology platform and community-based advanced facilities, Enerkem addresses the challenges of oil dependence and waste disposal.

Enerkem has validated its proprietary technology over a period of 10 years using solid waste from numerous municipalities and other types of feedstock. The company’s process and business model are designed to profitably produce cellulosic ethanol from a large municipal solid waste supply.

Enerkem operates 2 plants in Quebec, Canada: a commercial demonstration facility in Westbury, and a pilot plant in Sherbrooke. Enerkem has its first waste-to-biofuels full-scale commercial plant under construction in Edmonton (Alberta), and is developing several similar facilities in the U.S. and Canada, such as in Pontotoc (Mississippi) and Varennes (Quebec). These plants will convert municipal solid waste into methanol and cellulosic ethanol.

Technician – Chemical Process Operator


Participate in the start-up and operations of the gasification process with the production of second-generation alcohols.

-Operate the process safely and reliably by performing routine operating tasks (monitor levels, temperatures, pressures, flow rates, etc.)
-Operate the distributed control system (DCS)
-Operate exchangers, mechanical and thermal oil system, pumps and compressors
-Take samples
-Ensure work permits are completed properly and issued in a timely manner
-Report the slightest failure in the working of safety procedures and equipment, during inspection rounds
-Intervene in the event of an emergency or a disruption
-Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and standards of quality and safety at work
-Attend/ Participate in shift team meetings
-Work on rotating shifts (day, night, and weekends)

-Chemical engineering technology post-secondary program
-Power Engineering certificate with a minimum of a 4th class ticket


-Relevant experience in a similar position

-Ability to understand and follow all safety, environmental, quality and operational procedures and policies primary responsibilities
-Sense of responsibility and ability to work independently
-Ability to work in a team
-Concern for the safety of individuals and for the protection of the environment
-Openness to technological innovation