Job Description

Co-op Student, Chemical Engineering (Carseland, Alberta, Canada)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world's largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position reports to the Senior Supervisor, Process Engineering and Process Safety.

Please note: This temporary employment opportunity is part of our Aboriginal Internship Program. It is intended to introduce a voluntarily self-identified student or new grad of Aboriginal ancestry to this position at Nutrien. This position is intended to be an 8 month term starting September 2021.

What you will do:
  • Support the management of change process by assisting with process design and documentation
  • Provide process engineering support to complete recommendations from process hazard analysis
  • Assist senior specialists in detailed technical evaluations such as catalyst, heat exchanger, and compressor performance
  • Provide process engineering support to capital project development and design
  • Complete level appropriate engineering studies, calculations, or modeling and simulation of chemical processes
  • Provide technical support to automated process monitoring applications
  • Collect data and develop an electronic process information database
  • Work under the direction of a licensed professional engineer who will take responsibility for the work products
  • Complete basic technical reports, analysis, and transactions by applying subject matter knowledge related to a Chemical or Process engineering typical of a professional engineer
  • Some field time in an operating unit, and at times will required some climbing stairs, ladders and walking through plant operating areas
  • Travel, if required will likely be by car to various sites in Alberta
What you will bring:
  • Engineering co-op student pursuing a degree in chemical engineering, preference is for work terms 4 and 5
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, sit for long periods of time, and perform many job duties remotely using phone and email
  • Ability to provide creative and well thought out solutions to chemical or process engineering challenges, as assigned
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks
  • Knowledge in P&ID use and interpretation, piping flow and hydraulic calculations, pressure relief valve codes and standards, control valve design and simple instrumentation and control loop basics is an asset
  • Experience working with API Pressure Relief standards is an asset
  • Knowledge of pipe sizing and experience with piping design is an asset
Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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As the largest producer of potash by capacity and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate, we provide the three key nutrients growers need to produce healthier, more abundant crops. Our retail operations serve growers in seven countries across three continents, with a history that goes back almost 50 years. With 1,500 locations across North America, Australia and South America, and more than 3,300 crop advisors, we are the world's largest direct-to-grower provider of products, services and solutions. Our commitment to innovation and technology, allow us to provide growers with the best products, advice and solutions to maximize yields and improve their bottom line. We operate with a long-term view and are committed to working with our stakeholders as we address our economic, environmental and social priorities. The scale and diversity of our integrated portfolio provides a stable earnings base, multiple avenues for growth and the opportunity to return capital to shareholders, including a stable and growing dividend.