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Product Handling Summer Student

  • Apply your academic learnings and skills in a challenging role!
  • Build your technical depth and foster your professional growth in 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 full-time Product Handling Summer Student to join the team in Medicine Hat, AB. This position is available for a four-month term (May-August) during the summer of 2023 and is available to students who will be returning to school once the work term is complete. 

Working under the guidance of the Supervisor, this summer student works as part of a team to ensure the safe, efficient, and effective loading of methanol.

Some responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Follow procedures to load railcars and trucks
  • Complete all relevant paperwork and data entry as required
  • Perform minor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Participate in special projects as assigned
  • Adhere to all Methanex health, safety, and environmental policies

In order to qualify for this role, you will need to be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in any field of study, while being physically fit and willing to work a compressed work schedule in varying weather conditions. 

The following competencies are considered strong assets: 

  • Must possess solid skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License
  • Strong computer skills
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment screening that includes a background check and medical assessment, including drug and alcohol screening, due to the safety-sensitive nature of the position

As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll join us with the following competencies:

  • Self-motivated with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Observable learning agility demonstrated by a consistent ability to readily retain new information and demonstrate acquired skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong listening skills and receptiveness to feedback
  • Willing to support all Methanex Responsible Care environment, health, and safety initiatives

Above all, you are adaptable and motivated, with a demonstrated ability to consistently exceed identified goals by utilizing superior analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, along with a 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 and 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, cover letter, and transcript as a single document.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 4 p.m. on February 6, 2023.

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