NOVA Chemicals Instrument Technician Apprentice in Joffre, Alberta

Instrument Technician Apprentice

Instrument Technician Apprentice

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We currently have Instrumentation Apprentice opportunities at our petrochemical manufacturing facility located in Joffre, AB, starting in May 2017.

The NOVA Chemicals Apprenticeship program is conducted in support of local and provincial programs to ensure adequate numbers of skilled trades people. This program focuses on mentoring and training, so that an apprentice can perform increasingly complex tasks and work independently.


As an Instrumentation Apprentice in the Maintenance Services Department you will have the opportunity to rotate between business units as you learn your instrumentation trade. Specific responsibilities in this position include:

  • Involvement in the installation and troubleshooting of plant mechanical equipment.

  • Performing preventative maintenance repairs to support safety, quality and production objectives.

  • Repairing, fabricating and assembling electronic and mechanical equipment.

  • Understanding, accessing and applying all safety, health, and environment requirements.


You will have received your Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma by the hiring date of May 2017 or have completed your second year apprenticeship exam.

You are a self-motivated individual with a demonstrated commitment to safety. Your strong communication and interpersonal skills are complemented with the ability to organize and prioritize your own workload. You will have some familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office software.

About Us:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site is located in Central Alberta, near Red Deer(Alberta’s third largest city). The Joffre Site is recognized as the largest combined ethylene/polyethylene manufacturing site in North America, and one of the largest in the world. Focus at the site is placed on operations excellence, plant availability and effective capital execution. Attention is also placed on the integration of technology while implementing and optimizing.

The Joffre site provides a wealth of recreational and social opportunities in the surrounding areas, as well as various educational options for children through advanced learning.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your complete and confidential resume, cover letter and copy of your transcripts as one document, by January 1, 2017.

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Salary is commensurate with education and experience


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