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Technical Contact Engineer

Location:  Sarnia, ON, CA
Company:  Imperial

Job description

Reporting to Technical Leader, technical contact engineers are responsible for monitoring and improving the performance of process unit operations to produce products in a safe, reliable, and energy efficient manner at the lowest possible cost.


Examples of specific responsibilities:

  • Share responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of Sarnia Chemical Plant producing approximately 850 kTa of finished products.
  • Act as Technical Contact on Business Teams, including daily participation in Business Team sessions.  Ensure Business Team objectives aligned with functional objectives. Perform daily troubleshooting, coordinate and execute test runs, review procedures as required, and actively participate in a culture of process and personal safety.
  • Owner of operating envelopes (limits) for safe, reliable and energy efficient operation consistent with recognized design and engineering standards. Maintain, measure and evaluate performance versus key unit performance indicators.
  • Establish, maintain, measure and evaluate environmental operating envelopes, including the development of the Environmental Aspects Inventory (EAI) and the Environmental Release Control Plans (ERCP's).  Implement and steward closure of gaps to ERCP's.
  • Accountable for identification and implementation of optimizations within established operating envelopes.
  • Provide data input and engineering judgment on inputs to environmental release calculations including government reporting and substance accounting.
  • Provide input to monthly Supply Chain process.
  • Support the development of the Environmental Business Plan and aids/leads closure of items as assigned.
  • Support the hazard operability assessment, safe operating committee, reliability operating committee and other site programs as required.
  • Support annual business plan process and inputs into Business Team mechanical plan priorities.
  • Responsible for generation of the catalyst/chemical annual plan, and stewardship of performance versus plan.
  • Participate in Technology reviews and meetings, and Network meetings as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent, as certified by an accredited/recognized institution. 
  • 0-5 years Refinery, Chemical Plant or closely related engineering experience.
  • High degree of analytical and technical ability, able to communicate complex technical data clearly.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.


Start date: Q1 or Q2 2018


Location: Sarnia, Ontario


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.
  • Early Professional Development Program - provides you with the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of expertise or develop skills in a variety of different areas. You will quickly be given large areas of responsibility and will be encouraged to take on stretch assignments as you progress.  
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date), one scheduled Friday off per month and four floating days annually for use at your discretion with approval.

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 to meet 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.


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

Applicants must be permanently eligible to work in Canada. Proof of eligibility must be in the form of a copy of your Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate or Canadian certificate of permanent residence. Document must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility is required if an offer is made.


Application deadline: January 31, 2018


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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