Shell Machinist, Norco LA Manufacturing Complex in Norco, Louisiana


Job Title:

Machinist, Norco LA Manufacturing Complex

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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 - Norco Refinery


  • Prefer at least 1 - 2 years experience as a Machinist Technician - OR - military experience - OR - an educational background in machinery.

  • Must have prior experience in repairing pumps, compressors, fin fans, etc., in an industrial, manufacturing or military work environment

  • 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 old

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Willing to work outside in inclement weather with or without accommodation

  • Willing to work in compact and confined spaces with or without accommodation

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

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

  • To attend to emergencies, successful candidates must reside within 90 minutes of the site, or be willing to relocate to within 90 minutes of the site without relocation assistance

  • Normal work schedules are 8 hour days, Monday - Friday. However for Turnarounds and Call-outs, candidates must be willing to work at least 12 consecutive hours each day, up to 8 consecutive days

  • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends

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

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

  • 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

  • As a part of the pre-employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from all pre-employment background, drug, medical, and reference checks, including hair drug testing.

  • Willing to support the company's drug-free work environment, which will include random drug screenings

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

  • Willing to support and comply with the company’s safety policies and initiatives

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

  • Willingness to travel to testing in the Norco area at your own expense and achieve satisfactory results in the pre-employment testing battery

City, State (if applicable):

Norco, LA