NOVA Chemicals Boiler Operator/Utility Technician in Painesville, Ohio


The Painesville Plant is seeking a Boiler House Operator/Utility Technician responsible for the boiler house equipment and operation, boiler house lab and process quality testing to meet operating objectives. This includes boiler operation, treated and deionized water production, cooling tower operation, and the associated process equipment.


  • Operate area and maintain steam, air, and water for plant operations in a safe, responsible & environmentally sanctioned manner.

  • Closely monitor all their equipment to detect early warning signs of performance deviations.

  • Ensuring NOVA Chemical's safe work practices and policies are maintained at all times. Identify & troubleshoot operational problems.

  • Prepare equipment for maintenance & perform minor maintenance.

  • Perform quality testing, in a laboratory setting, to meet operating objectives.

  • Maintain high housekeeping standards for assigned areas.

  • Communicate via written shift logs, maintenance logs, process checklists and information systems (SAP, E-mail, etc.).

  • Maintain thorough verbal/written communication at shift exchange.


  • Must have a current State of Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operator License

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Familiar with standard operating procedures such as: LOTO, P&ID’s, Safe Work Permitting, ISO knowledge and experience preferred

  • Effective communication skills: verbal and written

  • Demonstrated team player

  • Able to wear all required safety equipment i.e. safety glasses, hard hat safety shoes, chemical gloves, acid suit, lift up to 70 pounds, and work in extreme temperatures

  • Able to work 12-hour rotating shifts and required overtime

  • MS Office preferred; SAP experience a plus

About Us:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Located about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland, OH, the Painesville Site manufactures expandable styrenics products used in the construction and packaging industries. The site employs approximately 40 people and the site has been owned by NOVA Chemicals since 1996.


NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.

Job ID 2017-2896

Closing Date 9/1/2017

Position Location(s) US-OH-Painesville

Job Category Operations Technician

Career Level Entry Level