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Shell Polyethylene Technologist - Pipe Extrusion in Monaca, Pennsylvania


Job Title:

Polyethylene Technologist - Pipe Extrusion

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

  • Operate, optimize, and care for the applications equipment in the Innovation Center

  • Develop and utilize methods for testing articles extruded pipe samples

  • Possess knowledge of polyolefin materials

  • Established an ability for polymer processing, particularly pipe extrusion

  • Capable of troubleshooting the pipe extrusion process in normal production and when evaluating various materials

  • Demonstrated knowledge of peripheral support equipment for polyethylene processing and operation thereof (blenders, feeders, temperature controllers, etc.)

  • Willingness to operate independently

  • Capability to utilize online tools for trial reporting and communication of results

  • Experience testing polyolefins, interpreting, recording and communicating data

  • Maintaining a safe work environment by complying with all safety policies and procedures

  • Travel up to 10%

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Operations (Prod & Mfg)

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

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.


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  • Must have 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 industry experience also an acceptable alternative

  • Minimum of 3 years in plastics processing experience preferred

  • Tenacity for problem-solving particularly taking on projects which require troubleshooting customer issues

  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Understanding of statistical process control, and importance of part quality principles

  • Proven ability to interface with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including operations staff, commercial staff, and polyethylene customers

  • Excellent communication skills in verbal, technical writing & presenting

  • Proven ability to work in a diverse environment in an inclusive way

City, State (if applicable):

Monaca, PA