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Summer Student - Manufacturing


Summer Student - Manufacturing


INVISTA’s Kingston site has temporary summer employment opportunities available in our Fibre Manufacturing, Parts Cleaning and Polymer Pellet Production areas of our facility. Successful candidates will be assigned to one of these area’s based on available opportunities at the time of hire. Work assigned requires problem solving skills and capability to perform the physical aspects of the role (lifting, bending, standing, pushing/pulling etc.)


All assignments require adherence to specific procedures and work practices related to manufacturing. Work is scheduled on 12 hour rotating shift (day and night shifts) to provide relief to the regular employees during summer vacation period.


The rate of pay for this role is $16.25/hour plus applicable shift premiums when working evenings, nights and Sundays.


General Responsibilities Include:

Fibre Manufacturing

  • Inspecting finished product
  • Packing finished product
  • Manufacturing preparation
  • Handling all waste from off standard product
  • Completing daily sampling of product for quality assurance
  • Participation in monthly safety meetings


Parts Cleaning

  • Handling¸ storage and disposal of chemicals
  • Packaging, shipping and receipt of parts to and from off-site vendors – spinnerets, pack parts, dies, etc.
  • Delivering, building, cleaning, and inspection of pack components as per OI and SOPs
  • Operating cleaning equipment, press, hoists and assembly equipment as per SOPs


Polymer Pellet Production

  • Work in a team environment to operate, maintain, and improve Batch Polymer pelletizing and flake transportation equipment, as well as packaging and storage facilities

Product Packaging

  • Inspecting finished product
  • Packing finished product
  • Manufacturing preparation
  • Handling all waste from off standard product
  • Completing daily sampling of product for quality assurance
  • Participation in monthly safety meetings

Material Handling

  • Railcar movement
  • Managing solution preparation
  • Managing inventory (both indoor and outdoor)
  • Equipment and process checks
  • Housekeeping


To be eligible you must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to adhere to all site safety rules and practices
  • Have a grade 12 or equivalent diploma
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of hiring
  • Have a satisfactory work record during any previous employment with the Company
  • Available to work the entire period of time as required – early May to the Labour Day weekend (subject to work availability)
  • Able to work rotating, 12-hour work schedule that includes weekends and holidays, in a 24/7 operation
  • Able to perform heavy lifting, pushing/pulling, walking, climbing, and standing
  • Willing to work in an industrial environment with varying temperatures and conditions
  • Able to work in a tobacco free environment
  • Be available for an interview if contacted for further screening
  • Supply a current resume and covering letter


Preference will be given to:

  • University or College students with previous satisfactory performance with INVISTA
  • Students enrolled in a manufacturing related discipline (e.g. engineering, instrumentation & controls, skilled trades, chemistry, physical sciences, or related fields) with a career direction toward the chemical or manufacturing industry
  • University or College students with relevant experience in a physical team-based work environment
  • Graduated secondary school and have experience in a  physical team-based work environment



From the fibers in your carpet to the plastic in your automobiles, INVISTA’s commitment to continuous improvement has led its employees to develop some of the most durable, versatile polymers and fibers in the world. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®.


INVISTA also offers specialty chemical intermediates and process technologies. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com


How to apply? 

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume along with a covering letter to www.invistacareers.com


If you have the above qualifications, we would like to hear from you. We thank all applicants, in advance, and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check.


We are an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation or assistance at any time during the application or selection processes, please submit a request by following the directions located at the bottom of kochcareers.com webpage.

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