Chemical Engineering - New Graduate


Nanticoke, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

What role you will play in our team

Imperial is one of Canada's largest corporations and has been a leading member of the country's petroleum industry for more than a century. We are the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products - sold primarily under the Esso and Mobil brands - across the country. A proven leader in hydrocarbon research, development, production, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and retailing, we offer tremendously challenging and diverse employment opportunities.

Imperial is recruiting new chemical engineering graduates for a variety of positions within the Nanticoke refinery organization including the Process Technical, Applications and Environmental teams. 

What you will do

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders including operations, reliability, and automation engineers to support safe and reliable unit operation
  • Work with cross functional teams to identify, develop and implement operational and facility improvements with focus on safety, reliability, economics and sustainability
  • Effectively communicate status of unit operation, improvement opportunities and operating costs to various stakeholders
  • Participate in risk assessments, root cause investigations, corporate networks and communities of practice
  • Support annual long term plan development as well as annual energy, environmental and cost reporting

About you

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent, as certified by an accredited/recognized institution.
  • Your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong academic skills

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Previous refinery, chemical Plant or closely related engineering experience.
  • High degree of analytical and technical ability, able to communicate complex technical data clearly.
  • Strong attention to detail with handling high quantity and quality of work 
  • Ability to effectively influence others without authority
  • Strong Interpersonal effectiveness
  • A valid driver's license is required for certain positions 
  • Work schedule: Full time position

Start date: January, 2024 (negotiable)

Location: Nanticoke, ON

Your benefits

  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities. Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.


Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline:  October 6, 2023

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Equal employment opportunity

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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