Dow Chemical Process Operator in Alberta, Canada

The Dow Chemical Company has an opportunity for aProcess OperatorinPrentiss, AB.

Dow Chemical 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 successful candidate will be expected to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize plant operation. As a member of an operating team, working 12 hour rotating shifts, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and expected to perform duties in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Intervene with any unsafe activity and actively participate in company safety programs.

  • 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.

  • Control and monitor the process through the DCS.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current, valid Class 5 driver's license.

  • Willing and able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule.

  • Proficient in computer software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • 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 available to join the Site Emergency Response Team (Fire Fighting, Rescue, First Aid, etc.)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company support or sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a related role.


  • A minimum of a Two year technical diploma, or higher degree, in Chemical Engineering Technology, Power Engineering Technology, or related field of study is required.


  • A minimum of successful completion of the Alberta 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency (ABSA) is required.

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 the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

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.


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