Process Technician


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

Responsible for operating petrochemical plant process units in a safe, efficient & environmentally responsible manner, according to government regulations and established company policies, procedures and operating guidelines. Inspects, monitors and adjusts equipment and process variables each shift, to optimize unit production and profitability.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Includes routine checks, sampling, testing and monitoring
  • Shares responsibility for identifying and reporting deviations and taking or recommending corrective actions
  • Controls emissions to the environment at their source through prescribed checks and monitoring
  • Maintains process equipment through application of preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting (e.g. minor repairs, lubrication, performance monitoring and reporting)
  • Maintains knowledge and experience required to maintain OI certification in specific posts as assigned, including completion of mandatory training modules and re-certification at the prescribed frequency
  • Performs the process operation duties on a rotating schedule basis and maintains OI certification Prepares and issues safe work permits and ensures associated field testing is properly conducted
  • Ensures proper completion and sign-off. Assists technical staff with technical monitoring programs and unit optimization. May participate as a member of the direct response fire crew; must be able to respond to emergency situations such as fire, explosion, toxic release, evacuation of personnel and medical emergency
  • Executes general maintenance, technical and self-managing / team activities as per relevant flex agreements




  • Lambton College Chemical Production Engineering Technology (CPET) diploma, or equivalent combination of formal education and directly relevant industry experience in the judgement of management


  • 4th Class Operating Engineer certificate OR successful completion of Operating Engineer academic modules 4a & 4b
  • Valid Class G driver¹s license and satisfactory driving record in the judgement of management
  • Able to meet the essential physical demands of the position with reasonable accommodation, as per job demands analysis JDA), for example 12 hour day and night shift work, climbing stairs, some lifting, etc
  • Sound reasoning ability, high level of self-initiative, ability to work in team environment
  • Comfortable working in an industrial environment where work at heights and in confined spaces will be occasionally required


Start date:  May 2021


Location:  Sania, 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. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package
  • Competitive vacation 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.


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: January 31, 2021 


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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