Dow Chemical Energy System Operators in Alberta, Canada

Dow Chemical Canada has exciting opportunities for Energy Operators in Fort Saskatchewan, AB . Dow is a diversified chemical company that delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in over 160 countries. Dow 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 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Dow Canada operates four world-scale production units that manufacture hydrocarbons, ethylene, polyethylene, and electricity. Serving our global customers, Dow Canada's operations in Fort Saskatchewan form one of the largest petrochemical facilities in Canada.

Dow currently has openings for Operations Technicians to work at our Fort Saskatchewan Energy facility, operating three gas fired cogeneration units.

Job Summary:

The Process Operator is a vital resource for plant operations by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of quality products. They have direct and shared accountability for assets, and achievement of the plant, business and corporate goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be expected to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize plant operation.

  • As a member of an empowered operating team working 12 hour rotating shifts, the successful candidate will be self motivated and expected to perform duties in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.

  • 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 gas turbines for electrical generation and steam utility services.

  • Control and monitor the process through the Digital Control System.

  • Safely isolate (Lock out/Tag out), vent and drain, and prepare equipment for maintenance activities.

  • Electrical Switching operation

  • 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:

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license.

  • Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule.

  • Able to effectively interact with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.

  • Able to work in an empowered team environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate well, verbally and in writing, and have strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • A minimum requirement for this Canada based position is the ability to work legally in the Canada. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position.

Physical Requirements:

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without

reasonable accommodations:

  • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.

  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting

  • Stand 50% of the time.

  • Walk for extended periods of time

  • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.

  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.

  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.

  • Work in an area with hazardous materials

  • Our safety equipment has weight restrictions. In order to qualify, you must be able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progress towards or completion of 2nd Class Certificate.

  • Previous experience in a related role.

  • Previous experience at a Dow facility.

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


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and must have an Alberta 3rd Class ABSA Power Engineers Certificate of Competency 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 DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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.


Energy System Operators


Canada-Alberta-Fort Saskatchewan

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