Senior Operations Specialist - Polypropylene (HPC)

Inter Pipeline - Sherwood Park, AB (10 months ago)

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We are a major energy infrastructure business that has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. This growth has provided our employees with stability, positive challenges, new career paths and opportunities to work in a dynamic team environment. As one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers we are proud to say no matter where your role at Inter Pipeline may lie, you are provided ample opportunities for valued contribution and innovation, with a strong emphasis on employee growth.

Initially based out of our Sherwood Park office this role will transition to the Heartland Petrochemical Complex in the Strathcona County area in early 2020. The Senior Operations Specialist will report to the Operations Manager, PP. This position will play a key role during the pre-operational phase to prepare the facility for operations. This will include tasks such as participation in engineering design reviews, development of commissioning and operational procedures, onboarding and training of new hires, system walk downs and turnover from construction. During the operational phase, the Senior Operations Specialist - PP utilizes operational knowledge, expertise and skills to improve plant performance and operating discipline.

Qualifications:
Certificate in power engineering (minimum 3rd class) and preferably post-secondary education

Experience:
15+ years of industry-related plastics operations experience in a large-scale manufacturing facility

Skills :
UNIPOL licensed technology preferred
Must demonstrate leadership and team-building qualities
This position requires the ability to work rotating, 12-hour day shifts during the commissioning and start-up phases of the project

Key Activities and Responsibilities:
Provide support to project teams to design, plan, construct and commission projects allowing for smooth transition and hand-off to from project to operations and maintenance
Provide input to project(s) to ensure the safe, compliant and reliable design of all project assets
Provide input to commissioning planning, facility systems and turnover sequences
Assist in the development of standard operating procedures and emergency procedures for facility operation
Utilize expertise and subject matter knowledge towards solving complex operational problems. Recognized as an operations expert in UNIPOL technology
Monitor and optimize process conditions through data analysis (PI Historian, DCS, etc.) and application of experience to ensure plant production and quality is maximized in a safe and efficient manner
Assist in the coordination of reliability and maintenance activities including preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance
Provide input to Shift Supervisor and Operators to ensure process safety, reliability, efficiency, cost control, product quality and environmental compliance is achieved on a daily basis
Troubleshoots issues within the PP process assets, as well as understanding impact of upstream and downstream operations relating to troubleshooting
Provide support to ensure PP product quality targets are met, work closely with laboratory and analytical staff, and interpret product quality results
Assist in start-up and shutdown activities as required i.e. preparation and execution of procedures for equipment isolation, maintenance preparation, etc.
Ensure timely review and updates to operating procedures, including management of change for procedures
Participate and support initiatives to improve safety culture at all levels of operations
Provide operations coordination and input for expense and capital projects
Active member of the Emergency Response Team on site
Effectively communicate and collaborate with, mentor, motivate, and develop the operations shift team members
Lead and/or provide training to operators and plant personnel (control room training, equipment training, procedural training, critical task training, etc.)
Provide input to Operations Manager for annual O&M and Capital projects budget development.

As this position is identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate will be conditional upon completion of pre-employment medical, drug & alcohol and employment verification with satisfactory results.