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Reference ID R152543 Updated 06/26/2024
Maintenance, Reliability and Turnarounds
Port Allen

What’s the Role?

This position provides instrument and electrical technical support to construction, plant facilities and field operations. The position will repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on control systems and other equipment. Additionally, this position will inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain process control systems such as PLCs or DCS and other similar equipment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The essential job duties for this position are listed below:

  • Install, diagnose, and maintain instrument and electrical equipment components with all job duties and responsibilities executed in a reliable and efficient manner while in compliance with the Partnership’s procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Install, diagnose, and maintain pneumatic and intelligent instruments, electrical distribution systems, motor control gear, and associated equipment software

  • Install, diagnose, and maintain PLC's or DCS systems & process or safety controls

  • Read and interpret manuals, policy, engineering standards, regulations, drawings, and schematics, including electrical, pneumatic, and P&ID’s

  • Participate in call out/on call requirements

  • Actively participate in partnership safety programs and initiatives

  • Perform specialized technical skills (i.e. develops complex design projects, cost estimates, evaluates electrical systems, build and maintain ESD systems, maintain gas turbine or skid unit control systems)

  • Provide work direction, oversight, and inspect other work provided by third party contractors

  • Provide mentoring and oversight to less qualified employees

  • Provide accurate written and electronic reporting

  • Comply with partnership safety policies and procedures

  • Perform energy isolation lockout/tagout procedures (LOTO)

What we need from you

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

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 5 Years experience in Industrial Maintenance setting

  • NFPA 70E Certification

  • Electrical and Instrument NCCR certification or Electrical/ Instrument degree

  • Able to communicate effectively

  • Electrical and Instrument NCCER certification or Electrical/ Instrument degree

  • Valid driver’s license with demonstrated safe driving record

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook ,Word, and SAP

What types of working conditions and requirements can I expect?

This is an I&E Tech position working a 4-10 schedule. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequent exposure to heat, cold, and other adverse weather conditions

  • Repetitively standing, walking, bending, stretching, reaching over shoulder height, and climbing ladders up to 25 feet. Occasionally lifting up to 40 lbs. with or without assistance

  • Working conditions may include confined spaces

  • Subject to call-outs to respond to operational issues and emergencies after working hours, at night, and on weekends and holidays

  • Work in and around industrial and construction settings, which may include hazardous products, processes, materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and may require appropriate personal protective equipment

  • Reliable attendance at work

  • Attend daily meeting to receive and discuss priority and routine work orders. Orders include utilizing diagnostic apparatus to perform testing for the purpose of repairing, replacing or calibrating plant equipment

  • Select, install, and operate measurement devices such as portable gas detectors, pH analyzer, chiller, valves, and transmitters for level, pressure, temperature, and flow

  • Communicate with unit operations to ensure work site has been prepared and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers. Follows lockout, tag-out procedures, checks for documentation of entry permit and checks to make sure lines are closed and locked

  • Inspect worksite to determine presence/root cause of obstruction or change in operational capabilities. May involve dismantling of equipment using hand and power tools to locate the failed equipment (motors, pumps, or valves)

  • Communicate findings to supervisor and production supervisor as needed secondary to the nature of the problem, and the urgency of the repair to determine when planned maintenance will least interfere with unit operations. Generally communicate problem is fixed or repair is completed

  • Assess the failed equipment, order replacement parts, and assemble the equipment with the new parts

  • Test/inspect/calibrate vent pressure, chiller, various analyzers, leak testing, etc. This includes safety harness, respirator, high voltage gloves, and goggles monthly inspections

  • Perform research to identify availability of new technology to improve equipment efficiency and reliability. Communicates with vendors to view product, literature, and studies

  • Follows diagnosis of electrical layout, ensuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings and flooring

  • Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble and install electrical conduit using tools such as hacksaw, pipe threader and conduit bender

  • Pull wiring through conduit. Splice wires by twisting or soldering wires together and applying tape or terminal caps

  • Connect wiring to equipment such as lighting, motors, and instrumentation using hand tools

  • Install control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays and circuit-breaker panels. Connect power cables to equipment such as electric motor and install grounding leads.

  • Test continuity of the circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components using testing instruments such as ohmmeter, and/or megger

  • Complete all regulatory and company mandated training to comply with health, safety, and environmental requirements and policies

***Please note that there is an Online Assessment which is required for this position. In order to be considered, you must complete the assessment and receive a passing score, even if you have taken previous assessments. Please review your Workday tasks, directions and instructions in order to ensure you complete the required test within the provided timeframe***

The starting hourly rate for this role is $48.02. Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.

Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives.  For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays.  Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at

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 among other exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, chemicals, electric power, renewables and energy solutions.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards f 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 processes, 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.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.