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Millwright Technician

  • Use your technical experience in a challenging role!
  • Work within a collaborative team environment!
  • Receive competitive compensation and benefits with a global leader!

Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. 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 Millwright Technician to join the team in Medicine Hat, AB on a full-time basis. 

The Millwright Technician provides superior craftsmanship in the safe, efficient, and effective maintenance and repair of rotating equipment systems in the Medicine Hat plant.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Install, maintain, and repair rotating equipment including turbines, compressors, fans, pumps, and gearboxes
  • Perform predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance using procedures such as oil analysis, vibration analysis, precision laser alignment, and various other maintenance techniques
  • Perform time-based equipment procedures such as inspections, oil changes, filter changes, overhauls, and greasing
  • React to equipment failures or reliability issues while keeping safety and quality as a top priority
  • Document equipment history and complete detailed reporting of equipment inspections and repairs
  • Build strong relationships with key Rotating Equipment vendors
  • Create and manage work orders, requisitions, etc. in a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Act as relief rotating equipment supervisor, when required
  • Ensure employee and contractor compliance with Methanex policies, procedures, and applicable standards
  • Improve individual and organizational performance through coaching for success
  • Work Safety Control System Performing authority: assist to ensure all safety precautions are taken, job hazards are known, job hazards are mitigated, and site policies/procedures are followed
  • Conduct safety audits, participate in site safety meetings, and contribute to site safety initiatives
  • Propose ideas to improve plant performance and reliability
  • Participate in the response to plant emergency situations, including after-hours events, as required

To qualify, a trade certification as a Journeyperson Millwright is required, along with a valid Alberta driver's license. A Red Seal Millwright Trade Certification is an asset unless you are an out-of-province applicant, in which case it is a requirement. 

Additionally, the following assets would be preferred, but not required:

  • Certification in First Aid, Confined Space, Fall Protection, or other relevant safety and trade-specific training
  • Strong knowledge of steam turbines and other types of rotating equipment such as compressors, fans, pumps, and gearboxes
  • Knowledge of alignment tools such as lasers and dials
  • Solid precision measuring skills
  • Understanding of basic vibration analysis 

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a customer-focused mentality, which will ensure you successfully meet the expectations of internal and external customers while also gaining their trust and respect. You possess the ability to make decisions based on a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment while being results-oriented and managing several competing priorities and projects simultaneously. You are able to develop and maintain strong peer relationships, utilizing your collaboration skills, diplomacy, and tact.

Above all, you must possess exceptional problem-solving, critical/conceptual thinking, and troubleshooting skills, while also demonstrating an ongoing commitment to professional development. 


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 an industry-competitive salary along with benefits.

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

To apply, please complete the online application form. Once you have answered the questions, please click NEXT and you will be instructed to attach your resume on the following page. Please submit your resume and cover letter as a single document.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 4 p.m. on November 4, 2023.

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