Shell Machinist Technician, Convent LA in Convent, Louisiana


Job Title:

Machinist Technician, Convent LA

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

As a Machinist Technician , you will support the multi-skilled maintenance team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform assembly of bolted flange connections on piping and field equipment

  • Perform basic crane lifts as operator/signalman/rigger

  • Install, align, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul tasks on process pumps and ensure proper documentation of the repair

  • Install, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul compressors

  • Install, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul of air-intake blowers

  • Install, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul of variable pitch fan assemblies

  • Install, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul of fin fans

  • Install, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul turbines

  • Troubleshoot and replace mechanical seals on pumps

  • Troubleshoot and replace compression and fuel valves in reciprocating compressors

  • Diagnose and apply results using alignment tools for power-driven connections

  • Check and adjust speed control governors on turbines and compressors

  • Replace and install gearboxes

  • Remove and clean compressor rotors

  • Diagnose and apply results using micrometer

  • Perform machine tool work using lathes, mills, keyseaters, saws, etc

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Company Description:

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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Work Location:

Louisiana - Convent Ref


  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Machinist Technician or relevant military experience or an educational background in a maintenance related field

  • Must have prior experience in a maintenance field in an industrial, manufacturing or military work environment

  • Must be able to successfully demonstrate proficiency in calibrating miscellaneous equipment during the interview process

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without the requirement of a work visa

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States

  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent

  • 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

  • With or without reasonable accommodations, be willing to work at heights; climb ladders and stairs; walk on high elevation grating; work in inclement weather; work around loud industrial equipment; work in compact and confined spaces; and work outdoors

  • Willingness to work at night, on weekends and on holidays

  • Able to work while wearing a respirator or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

  • Willing to be on call and meet call-out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies

  • Willing and able to lift 40 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently and understand operating procedures

  • Willingness to support and comply with Shell’s safety policies and safe working practices

  • Willingness to work in an environment that requires the daily use of computers

  • Willingness to support and comply with Shell’s team work environment

  • Willingness to support and comply with the company's harassment-free work environment policy

  • Willingness to support the company's drug-free work environment, include random drug screenings. As a part of the pre-employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from a pre-employment medical screening, background check, and drug tests including hair and oral fluids

  • Willing to support and comply with the company's diversity and inclusion work practices

  • Willing to respond to emergencies as part of the Emergency Response Team with or without accommodation

  • 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

  • Willingness to travel proximate to site without reimbursement and achieve satisfactory results on Shell’s pre-employment testing batteries

City, State (if applicable):

Convent, LA