Instrumentation & Electrical Trainees – Monaca, PA

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Pennsylvania, United States of America
Job Family Group:

Production and Manufacturing Downstream
Worker Type:

Posting Start Date:

September 15, 2021
Business unit:

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals
Job Description:


Shell Polymers is Breaking the Mold.

To accomplish this, our team will Make the Experience Matter for every customer that walks through our doors. To us, this means not just doing our job, but doing our jobs with integrity and performing above-and-beyond expectations. Instead of doing what converters expect from a polyethylene supplier, we’re rewriting the polymer playbook with diverse PE expertise and cutting-edge technology that will give your business the unrivaled customer experience.

Our upcoming state-of-the-art polyethylene plant in Monaca, PA is being developed to create a more reliable PE supply chain, house innovative testing tools, and proactively support the local community.

Trainees will be onboarded and trained in safety fundamentals to assist and shadow maintenance technicians during commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) of the Pennsylvania Chemical Plant.  Activities could include preventative, routine, and reactive maintenance and supporting all areas of the plant with documentation and assurance.  As time allows, trainees will be supported with hands-on and on-the-job training.

This is a traineeship opportunity with Shell through a third-party contractor that will last approximately 9 – 12 months.


Trainees will be trained in and follow all Shell Safety Fundamentals, policies, Life Saving rules, and permit to work while performing their daily responsibilities. Following these rules are a condition of employment. Trainees will play an active role in assisting and shadowing maintenance technicians performing preventative, routine, and reactive maintenance.Trainees will be expected to complete basic tasks under the guidance and supervision of qualified technicians. The tasks will be varied based on the business needs at the time and the background/experience of the trainee. Basic tasks include but are not limited to; Instrumentation calibration, standby electrical safety person, troubleshooting electrical equipment, control valve repair/replacement, motor changes, fire & gas calibration and repair, safety instrumented system testing and troubleshooting, heat trace troubleshooting & repair, battery maintenance, generator maintenance, etc.Trainees will also receive training in work processes used to acquire information and prepare for upcoming equipment work.  You will also assist in developing and updating documentation needed for CSU support including work instructions, job aides, and permitting.During Commissioning and Start-up, Maintenance trainees will focus on training and familiarization with the work processes to achieve required knowledge for the start-up of the new facility. Support “Goal Zero” Safety and Environmental culture through:Demonstration of excellent personal safetyCompliance with all safety policies, procedures, and practicesIntervention in the event a potential issue or unsafe behavior is observedAchieve, demonstrate, and maintain required level of competence to safely support maintenance activities and assignmentsUtilize standardized work processes such as Ensure Safe Production (ESP), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Maintenance Excellence (ME)Utilize computer programs to develop and update work instructions, job aides, and proceduresDemonstrate excellent troubleshooting skillsAssist in the Permit to Work and Job Safety/Hazards Analysis processes on assigned tasksAssist in end of shift report outs by providing effective written and oral communications to the MTL that cover routine and non-routine issues, problems faced, and job statusMaintain good communication with other team members, other facility teams (utilities, Logistics, etc.) and support disciplinesPerform required preventative maintenance and assist in troubleshooting potential issuesProperly utilize personal computers for meeting daily performance expectations and accessing equipment information and proceduresActively assume personal accountability for continuous personal and professional developmentActively participate in the development and performance of your assigned teamEnsure work area and the work location is clean and free of hazardsContinuous improvement philosophy and mindsetExhibit behaviors aligned with the Pennsylvania Chemical Plant culture:Take pride in completing activities with excellence and deliver on promisesSeek out new ideas and perspectives to bring ideas and solutionsTrust and seek to understand one another and our partnersBe committed to solicit and embrace useful feedback to help learning and growthProactively listen to and collaborate with others

Primary areas of focus:

Safety and reliable Maintenance support of assigned area of PlantAssist Competent Maintenance Mechanics in equipment repairs to gain knowledge, experience, and training in the following:Perform assembly of piping bolted flange joint connections, heat exchanger and pressure vessel flanged connections, threaded pipe joints, and other field equipment types, such as, pneumatic ducting, storage bins, etc.Read and understand piping isometric drawings and blueprintsUnderstanding of proper application of pressure rated pipingKnowledge of laser alignment tools and precision tools and their application and use to align and set equipmentKnowledge of drill presses, torquing equipment and measuring toolsPerform maintenance activities on furnaces, burners, tanks, reactors, compressors, pumps, and heat exchangers, to include repair, spading, blinding, and unplugging of lines and equipment as neededPerform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, rebuild, and alignment of rotating plant equipment such as pumps, and fansBelt and chain drive replacement and tensioning; Sheave and gear alignmentRepair, rebuild, and replacement of valves and valve internals, including Rotary valvesAbility to perform Preventive and Reactive Maintenance of plant specific equipment using work instructions, job aides, prints, and P&ID’sRecord work history and submit feedback for continuous improvement of Maintenance plans, policies, and proceduresTroubleshoot, calibrate, maintain and repair Hydraulic/Pneumatic EquipmentTroubleshoot, repair, rebuild, and alignment of rotating and reciprocating equipmentUnderstanding of proper application of hydro-testingInitiate, review, issue, and support work permits and the Permit to Work ProcessInitiate, review, issue, and support the development of Policies, Procedures, Work Instructions, Job Aids, and FormsExecute and continuously improve Policies, Procedures, Work Instructions, Job Aids, and Forms


Must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without the requirement of a work visaMust be at least 18 years of ageMust have a High School diploma or equivalentMust be able to read, write, and speak English fluently and understand operating proceduresMust possess and maintain a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United StatesMust have earned a 2-year degree in a relevant field and have up to 3 years of experience working in an industrial settingMust be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week for up to a year during the duration of the traineeshipWilling to work outside in inclement weather with or without accommodationWilling to work in compact and confined spaces with or without accommodationWilling to climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without accommodationMust be willing to work in an environment that requires the daily use of computers (i.e. iOS, MS Suite, SAP)Must be willing to be trained and maintain certification to operate motorized lifting equipment such as man-lifts, cranes, trucks, forklifts, etc. to support craft activities.Must be willing to respond 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 assistanceWilling to work holidays, nights, and weekends and a fair amount of overtime supporting commissioning/start-up, run and maintain schedules, holdovers, outages, turnarounds, etc.Willing to be on call and meet call-¬out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergenciesAs a part of the pre-¬employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from all pre¬employment background, medical, and reference checks, including hair & fluid drug testingAs a part of the pre-employment selection process candidates are required to take and meet the standard score formulated for success through an online assessmentWilling to support the company’s drug¬ free work environment, which will include random drug/alcohol screeningsWilling to take and achieve satisfactory results on Shell’s pre-employment testing batteryWith proper training, willing and able to lift 40 lbs with or without accommodation, and able to use safe lifting techniques with the use of heavy equipmentWilling to support and comply with the company’s harassment-free work environment policyWilling to support and comply with the company’s safety policies and initiativesWilling to support and comply with the company’s diversity and inclusion work practicesWilling to work while wearing a respirator or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)Willing to work a CSU shift rotation work schedule as required to support commissioning and start-up activities

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