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Reference ID 139700BR_EN Updated 19/05/2020 Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States City/State Washington - Puget Sound Ref Work Location Washington - Puget Sound Ref

The Role

The Technician I is the owner and operator of testing done in the site laboratory to monitor and determine key properties of site streams and site product samples. They are expected to function as a testing specialist in the surveillance, care and operation of laboratory equipment, with special emphasis on the HS&E requirements for laboratory operation in the site. The Technician I must understand:

  • How the test equipment operates
  • The need for precise and accurate test data
  • The use of statistical processes to ensure precise and accurate test results
  • The significance of test results provided to customers inside and outside of the site

Typical duties should include, but not be limited to:
  • Adhere to HS&E policies and execute HS&E training plans
  • Trained and qualified on all methods in area / job rotation
  • Properly execute methods (in a timely manner)
  • Accurate and timely data entry, data reporting
  • Use and track standard quality control (SQC) program to prevent release of out-of-control data
  • Track and monitor all instruments to confirm they are within proper SQC
  • Report and help investigate out-of-control SQC incidents
  • Conduct proactive HS&E activities for awareness
  • Provide environmental regulatory and compliance support
  • Perform basic routine instrument maintenance and calibration
  • Know how to shut down and restart equipment in emergency situations
  • Contact appropriate personnel to assist with instrument problems
  • Communicate with operations on off-spec results or atypical samples
  • Use laboratory information management system (LIMS) for data entry and sample handling
  • Generate LIMS tags as needed
  • Prioritize work load for timely release of data
  • Take ownership of personal training needs and requirements to maintain qualifications
  • Participate in retain sample management as assigned
  • Provide SQC support to a minimum of one unit laboratory
  • Perform Sample Management trending results and report results to Lab Supervision
  • Provide guidance, technical resources and training on the job for Lab Technician Trainee(s) and/or Operators to do test calibrations and use statistical processes correctly to monitor test precision and accuracy or identify training needs to Lab Supervisor.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without the requirement of a work visa
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently
  • Must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Willing to work outside in inclement weather with or without accommodation
  • Willing to climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without
  • accommodation
  • Willing to respond to emergencies as part of the Emergency Response Team with or
  • without accommodation
  • Must be able to work while wearing a respirator or SCBA
  • To attend to emergencies, successful candidates must reside within 60 minutes of the site, or be willing to relocate to within 60 minutes of the site without relocation assistance
  • Willing to work a shift work schedule up to 8 consecutive days and 12 consecutive hours
  • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends
  • Willing to be on call and meet callout standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies
  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States
  • Must currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at
  • As a part of the pre-employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to
  • and receive satisfactory results from all pre-employment background, drug, medical, and reference checks, including hair and oral fluids
  • Willing to support the company's drug free work environment, which will include random drug screenings
  • Willing to support and comply with the company's harassment free work environment policy
  • Willing to support and comply with the company’s safety policies and initiatives
  • Willing to support and comply with the company's diversity and inclusion work environment policies
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory setting preferred

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

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