Shell Instrument Technician, Norco LA Manufacturing Complex in Norco, Louisiana


Job Title:

Instrument Technician, Norco LA Manufacturing Complex

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Job Description:

As a Instrument Technician your responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Troubleshooting and making field repairs to safety shutdown systems

  • Troubleshooting and correcting ladder logic

  • Troubleshooting PLC control interfaces; level, flow and pressure measurement equipment; vibration measurement instrumentation; 240V equipment; and power generation and distribution equipment

  • Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, tuning and aligning controllers

  • Troubleshooting, calibrating and making field repairs to control valves, positioners, and actuators

  • Troubleshooting transducers

  • Understanding of proper application of pressure rated piping/tubing fittings

  • Troubleshooting, calibrating, configuring and repairing electronic transmitters and DCS systems

  • Overhauling, repairing and calibrating displacer level controls

  • Using pressure test equipment

  • Troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing pressure switches and regulators

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair process analyzers (Gas Chromatographs, conductivity, PH, Oxygen)

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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 - Norco Refinery


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an Instrumentation/Electrical Technician (2 years of which instrument maintenance work was performed) or relevant military experience

  • Must have prior experience in an instrumentation/electrical field in an industrial, manufacturing or military work environment

  • An NCCER certification or an Associates degree in Instrumentation is preferred

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future without requiring sponsorship

  • 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

  • ​Must be at least 18 years old

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

  • Must be willing to take and achieve satisfactory results on Shell’s pre-employment testing battery

  • Must be willing to climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without accommodation

  • Must be willing to work in compact and confined spaces with or without accommodation

  • Must be willing to work outside in inclement weather with or without accommodation

  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime

  • Must be willing to accept call-out duty and meet call-out standards

  • Must be 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

  • Must be willing to work in an environment that requires the daily use of computers

  • Must submit to all background, medical and reference checks, including hair & fluid drug testing

  • Must be willing to support the company's drug-free work environment, including random drug testing

  • Must be willing to support and abide by the Company's safety policies

  • Must be willing to support a harassment-free work environment

  • Must be willing to support and comply with the company's diversity and inclusion work practices

  • Must be 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

  • Computer Skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook

  • Ability to understand and follow Maintenance Procedures to conduct Preventative Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance

City, State (if applicable):

Norco, LA