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Administrative Assistant, Inspection

  • Excellent opportunity for an administrative assistant to join a leading organization.
  • Work within a collaborative and driven team environment.
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to earn a competitive salary plus a wide range of benefits.


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.

With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex’s global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant, Inspection to join our team in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

As our new Administrative Assistant, Inspection your primary responsibility will be to provide administrative support to the inspection team in relation to the completion of inspection planning, documentation management, and reporting activities while also supporting other administrative activities in response to business needs as they arise. This position is temporary to support the increased administrative workload for the 2020 Turnaround.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the inspection team through the preparation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations as well as editing reports. 
  • Assisting in the control and the maintenance of inspection policies and procedures as well as further facilitating document control including hard copy printing, hard copy filing, and electronic filing. 
  • Coordinating with the Quality Advisor in the Responsible Care team regarding updates to the inspection team information on MIKE (intranet).
  • Ensuring adherence to the responsibilities outlined in the Controlled Document Control procedure. 
  • Tracking pressure equipment updates and managing drawing folders as well as P&IDs for the inspection team. 
  • Updating inspection forms and tracking spreadsheets.
  • Acting as the Inspections Sharepoint Administrator.
  • Tracking regulatory inspections of pressure safety valves (PSVs) and communicating with the planning team regarding the scheduling of work orders for those inspections and any needs for deferrals. 
  • Following up with the planning team and providing feedback related to completed work orders. 
  • Using the KMI system to track non-conformance reports identified in the ABSA audits and documenting the successful completion of audit items. 
  • Gathering and collating statistical information including failure modes on PSVs and other equipment related to the ABSA audits.
  • Acting as the custodian of inspection team workflow by tracking word orders, completing data entry, and maintaining the master register. 
  • Monitoring and tracking certificate expiry dates for inspectors.
  • Tracking the training needs of inspection team members, generating a training curriculum for team members, coordinating training dates, and updating the training completion within the Active Learner training database. 
  • Acting as the super-user for the inspection database, including the completion of inspection-related data entry and generation of custom reports. 
  • Supporting the development of procedures related to the inspection database. 
  • Training contractors on the use of the inspection database. 
  • Developing and demonstrating competency in quality control in order to support inspectors in work order and report viewing. 
  • Reviewing and logging Materials Test Reports to ensure compliance with the ASME code. 
  • Reviewing and auditing complete work order packages. 
  • Scheduling meetings, inviting participants, and preparing agendas before preparing and distributing meeting minutes. 
  • Actively participating in Toolbox meetings and safety meetings including the preparation of presentations when required. 
  • Maintaining office supplies and ordering office supplies as required.
  • Combining and completing expense reports for inspection team members including Diners Club credit card expenses. 
  • Preparing timesheets and tracing leave requests for inspection team members. 
  • Providing relief support for plant reception as a member of a multi-member administrative support roster.
  • Conducting all business in a manner that supports the Responsible Care ethic.
  • Coordinating safety orientations for contractors. 
  • Participating in housekeeping and safety audits as required. 
  • Completing behavioural safety observations in conjunction with the site EOS program. 
  • Contributing to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrating the core values of trust, respect, integrity, and professionalism. 
  • Undertaking all aspects of the role through living the Methanex values. 
  • Proactively contributing to the development and implementation of administrative practices and processes that improve services. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a post-secondary diploma in administrative office management or a related technical discipline along with at least three years of experience in an administrative role. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may also be considered. Formal training and/or advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is considered an asset. Previous experience maintaining documents and databases in an industrial environment is also an asset as is previous experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as Maximo and/or an Asset Integrity Software such as Visions. 

As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll join us with excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form. Your strong interpersonal, collaboration, and organizational skills will combine with your customer-focused mentality to ensure that you continuously meet the needs of internal and external customers. You will also need to have exceptional critical thinking, decision making, and troubleshooting skills, as well as a results-driven approach to your work which is demonstrated by the ability to consistently exceed identified goals and achieve results. You'll also be highly self-motivated with the proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and direction. 

This role is well suited to someone who has a sound judgement along with the ability to generate effective options and recommendations based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, and experience. Of course, you will also join Methanex with a flexible mindset and the ability to manage ambiguity while prioritizing many competing tasks simultaneously.

Above all, you'll be an enthusiastic individual that has a passion for the work that they do, strong self-awareness, a personal commitment to ongoing self-development, and a demonstrated learning agility. 


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect to receive an industry competitive salary and benefits.

Join this thriving and team focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now! 

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