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Shell Electrical Technician, Pittsburgh, PA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Job Title:

Electrical Technician, Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Description:

Electrical Technician

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will be committed to the Safe, Clean, Reliable and Efficient operation of Shell Midstream assets. The successful candidate will safely perform day-to-day maintenance activities to ensure reliable operations which meet all regulatory criteria and transportation of products (crude/chemical/product and additives). This position reports to the Senior Operations Supervisor - Falcon.


Duties will include but are not limited to:

Schedules and executes regulatory inspections, preventative maintenance, and reactive/breakdown maintenance on a wide range of instrumentation and electrical equipment in accordance with the SPLC Electrical Inspection & Maintenance manual. Identifies specific process improvement needs and provides recommendations for system upgrades and streamlining. Assesses other customer needs daily to assure all instrumentation and equipment is safe and reliable for operation and maintained per approved R&I plans and that appropriate resources are available to meet customer needs. Installs, trouble shoots, and repairs instruments, analyzers, measurement and electrical equipment. The role requires the ability to communicate well at all levels in the organization and strong process discipline.

  • Perform all work in a safe manner in adherence with Goal Zero.

  • Follow maintenance execution process (GAME).

  • Follow Process Control Domain (PCD) processes.

  • Utilize SAP Preventative Maintenance (PM) notifications and work orders to manage work processes to ensure all instrumentation and electrical equipment is maintained per scheduled maintenance plans in a timely manner. Manage work orders in SAP to meet maintenance requirements and reactive maintenance requests.

  • Own and organize assigned jobs through determining material and equipment needed, scheduling downtime, and arranging for outside contractors and special items needed.

  • Manage installation, inspection, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of instruments and electrical equipment at sites including pipeline pump stations, tank farms, terminals, and delivery sites, Equipment includes but is not limited to motors, electrical systems, 13.8 KV AC switchgear down to 24 Volt DC instrumentation, communication equipment, motor controls, SCADA equipment, etc.

  • Ensure all installations and repairs are done in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

  • Schedule and execute regulatory inspections and complete all required paperwork.

  • Interpret and understand the equipment, station, and protective and control devices (P&CD) drawings; use knowledge to serve as an expert on the equipment parameters, flow rates, pressure ratings, etc.

  • Oversee third parties to ensure safe operations and adherence to regulations and manufacturer specifications.

  • Respond to abnormal operation conditions.

  • Work closely with technical support staff, engineering, and other stakeholders to maintain system reliability and availability.

  • Complete and stay in compliance with required Federal, State, and Local regulations; Operator Qualification; HSSE training and standards; and other required applicable regulations (e.g. AQMD, SPCC, Hazmat, RCRA, Weights and Measures, etc.).

  • Actively support and participate in the LEAN processes, audits, inspections, and other company sponsored initiatives


This position is considered an "individual contributor" position; however, there are situations where it is necessary to work with other personnel and customers in order to successfully complete tasks and responsibilities. Individual will work with Shell Project Teams on specific initiatives. Additionally, much of the work is self-driven; teamwork is a must within this group.

This position is part of a team supporting the pipelines, stations, and other pipeline facilities within the assigned geographic area. The position will require Fitness to Work physical for remote locations.

Electrical Technician will perform operational duties as well as IE&A duties

Special Challenges:

This position covers a large area and wide range of equipment. This position requires up front planning to execute tasks timely and safely.

Some challenges experienced in this role is limited access to support staff. The local team will entail a group of 6 personnel.

This position performs in a remote location with limited support staff. The successful candidate will thrive in a demanding environment performing a variety of roles and duties, both maintenance and operations. In addition, there could be work in confined spaces and potentially at heights above 6 feet

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Asset Management

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.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Pennsylvania -Pittsburgh


Experience and Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience minimum in the electrical discipline.

  • Experience performing maintenance and/or operations of crude oil, finished products, and chemical on a pipeline asset.

  • Experience performing maintenance of geographically dispersed assets.

  • Must be able to pass training NFPA70E, NEC, and OSHA1910.269.

  • Strong understanding of station PLC logic and instrument protective functions on pipeline systems.

  • Experience in the execution of preventive and reactive maintenance in the Electrical discipline.

  • Experience in troubleshooting electrical systems and controls.

  • Experience in failure analysis and equipment reliability.

  • Experience in cost and budget management.

  • Ability to navigate and query reports in SAP, SOU, and other software.

  • Experience in procurement and work scheduling.

  • Required experience in conducting Job Hazard Analysis.

  • Required experience in obtaining and issuing Work Permits.

  • Required experience in applying Lockout/Tag Out.

  • Knowledge of OSHA Electrical Safe Work Practices.

  • Must have proficiency in working on a computer, using standard operating programs, and entering information into systems.

  • Must be proficient in planning, coordinating, and executing work plans and preventative and reactive maintenance programs.

Soft Skills/Physical Demands

  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills required to work well and influence others internal and external to the company.

  • Must have experience working in an environment which requires multi-tasking

  • Daily activities may include moderate lifting, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting, standing, walking on uneven ground, climbing, twisting, pulling and pushing.

Equipment Examples

Computer Software (SAP, etc.)

Digital Thermometer

Electrical Testing Equipment

Electrical Troubleshooting Equipment



Level Transmitters

SCADA Equipment


Fire and Gas Detection systems


Electric Motors

PLC and smart devices

Process Control Domain equipment


  • 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 have a minimum of a high school diploma

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability with time management

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

  • 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.

  • Willing to work a rotating shift work schedule

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Willing to achieve satisfactory results on pre-employment testing

City, State (if applicable):

Pittsburgh, PA