Process Operator
INEOS Oligomers - Red Deer, AB

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INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 12 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 51 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries throughout the world.

INEOS is characterised by the following strengths:

  • High-quality and low-cost production facilities
  • Well-invested plants
  • Large plants that benefit from economies of scale
  • Favourable locations
  • Experienced management
  • Leading market positions
  • Operating diversity - products, customers, geographic regions, applications and end-use markets

Leading market positions allow INEOS to be the supplier of choice for many of the largest customers in our markets. This has translated into strong and long-term relationships with these customers.

The company continues to grow its profitability and cash flows through:

  • Leveraging existing resources to expand sales
  • Achievement of cost savings
  • Extracting the full benefits of a vertically integrated business
  • The management philosophy at INEOS is to operate a simple and decentralised organisational structure, coupled with programmes intended to incentivise our employees.

We currently have the following opportunity:

Process Operator

As a Process Operator, you will participate as a member of a Self-Managed Team (SMT), and will be accountable for team and individual goals associated with all aspects of the safe and optimal operation and control of plant equipment. The Process Operator will be required to troubleshoot control and equipment problems and make sound decisions based on operating guidelines and principles, while working in accordance with INEOS Safe Work Practices. You will be expected to apply demonstrated technology and make use innovative leading edge technology. You are expected to maintain all products to the specified quality parameters at all times.

In addition, as a member of SMT, the Process Operator will be responsible for execution of the daily business instructions that are provided by the Operations Engineers’. The Process Operator participate in team activities related to planning, establishing team goals, setting priorities, budgeting, establishing key performance indicators and measurement indicators. The SMWT works with other plant teams, management and contract staff, in creating and maintaining safety standards, establishing and maintaining a customer focus and quality, sharing learning’s, and creating conditions to maximize individual and team commitment.

The principal accountabilities for the Process Operator are:

  • Ensure daily business instruction issued by the Operations Engineers as completed.
  • Ensure all products meet the specified quality parameters.
  • Ensure that all effluent streams meet the specified quality parameters.
  • Monitor unit operations and troubleshoot process problems.
  • Make sound decisions based on operating guidelines and principles
  • Take leadership role on shifts for unit specific direction
  • Lead and execute unit objectives for the shift to meet the overall production and budget goals
  • Lead safety inspections in area of responsibility, and execute safe work practices
  • Identification and rectification of unsafe work practice
  • Knowledge of Safe Work Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and Special Permits
  • Complete unit HSE and Process Safety Checks
  • Work with Maintenance and Engineering for the execution of various maintenance tasks
  • Work well with others under any situation.
  • Must participate in the training of new operators
  • Must qualify in sufficient process areas to match our pay progression system.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Operates the following types of processes and equipment: reactor and cooling tower, flash and caustic wash, rotating and reciprocating compressors and refrigeration system, peaking and chain growth wash, distillation, tank farm, waste water, sewer system, and furnace dowtherm system BFW.
  • Collects samples at various stages in the process and correlates sample analysis with observations of equipment performance and instrument readings.
  • Maintains logs on readings, production rates, and equipment conditions.
  • Performs startups, shutdowns, and adjusts controls both manually and electronically to regulate flows, temperatures, levels, PM, and pressures of process streams at the desired condition.
  • Participates in troubleshooting activities to resolve current problems and to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Prepares equipment and process for maintenance.
  • Assists in the development and modification of operating procedures.
  • Supports and contributes to the implementation of the HSE management system.
  • Performs some DCS functions.
  • Participates in the emergency response system including fire fighting duties.
  • Performs some maintenance and preventive maintenance duties.
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices.
  • Fulfills team member requirements associated with a SMWT.
  • Performs other duties as required.

SMT Requirements:

  • Manage safety and work related performance issues. Team must work with TE rep to remedy situation. If necessary work with line manager and HR to implement progressive discipline. i.e. verbal warnings, written warnings, suspension w/o pay
  • Implement Drug and Alcohol testing when required
  • Set Relay objectives for the team each quarter
  • Assign team members to special projects example – Tar Coordinators, Reactor Wash SPA
  • Assign team functions to team members
  • Assign special roles to team members – ERT, UOL, SME, Steam Engineer, etc
  • Manage team training plans to meet the criteria defined by the Ops training department and assign areas to team members as required. If team members are not progressing in areas to meet training plan then team must work with TE rep to remedy situation including involvement of management using progressive discipline
  • Attend all network meetings or send delegate or send detailed email to network champion stating team’s position
  • Debrief team on network meetings and document date
  • Respond to all action items and email requests

Required Skills, Certification and Key Competencies of Candidates

An individual at this level requires a high school diploma, a 3rd class power engineering certificate, effective interpersonal communication skills, some computer literacy, and a strong safety orientation. Is fully conversant with developed and leading edge technology, is able to perform the most complex operating functions independently, has a detailed understanding of safety, equipment, and emergency response procedures, has developed cross-functional job skills, and exhibits highly effective interpersonal communication skills. The idea candidate will have 5 or more years of industry expereince acoompanied by some board operator expereince

This position is eligible for a highly competitive 4+year retention program.

Our competitive benefit program includes:

  • Company paid pension plan
  • Company matched savings plan
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid STD and LTD insurance
  • Company paid AD&D insurance
  • Physcial fitness subsidy

Must be able to work in Canada on an indefinite basis. Thank you for your interest in our organization. We will only be contacting candidates selected for interviews.