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Reference ID R87744 Updated 22/09/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Early Careers
Country United States Work Location (City) Monaca

The Role

Technical support roles reside in all the Business within Shell and are typically at the front line of the Company's activities. Shell Polymers is entering the market with a new Polyethylene production facility in Monaca, Pennsylvania. You will have an opportunity to become part of the team focused on building a world class global business and organization.

Where you fit in?

As a member of the Polyethylene Technology team, you will be a part of a 30 member department that includes the process support to the Polyethylene units at the Shell Polymers facility in Monaca, Pennsylvania, You will be part of the Applications Hall Operations team who play a key role in resin qualification and support to our customers. The team is composed of Resin conversion equipment experts across a range of applications such as blown film, injection molding, blow molding, pipe extrusion, and rotomolding.

What’s the role?

In this role, you will become an expert in the operation of Resin Converting equipment across multiple business applications.  More specifically, your role goes beyond operating production sized lines and will include process optimization, process troubleshooting and care for the resin conversion equipment in the Shell Polymers Application Hall.

Maintaining a safe work environment through a learner mindset and understanding of core safety processes such as Management of Change, Permit to Work, Safe Isolation, and Hazards and Effects Management Process


  • You will be part of the Application Hall team who operate and care for Blown Film, Injection Molding, Blow Molding and Pipe Extrusion lines; and play a key role in resin qualification and support to our customers

  • Polymer processing and troubleshooting

  • Become an expert in the Shell Polymers product portfolio including the characterization of materials.

  • Develop an understanding of the utilities systems required to support the resin conversion equipment.

  • Maintain a safe work environment through a learner mindset and understanding of core safety processes such as Management of Change, Permit to Work, Safe Isolation, and Hazards and Effects Management Process

  • Capability of troubleshooting plastic processes in normal production and when evaluating various materials

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

This highly collaborative environment requires excellent communication skills and the ability to break down barriers. Minimum three (3) years of plastics processing experience required due to the near-term Business Critical milestones. Proven troubleshooting and problem solving skills backed by causal learning experience ability to interface with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including operations, commercial, and external.

You must also have -

  • A legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor's Degree/Associate degree in plastics engineering, polymer science, chemical engineering or similar; extensive plastics processing experience also an acceptable alternative.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate Plastic Processing equipment, including Injection Molding, Blow Molding and Pipe Extrusion.

  • High degree of ownership and personal drive

  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills backed by causal learning experience

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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