Company: Shell
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Port Arthur, TX, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

31955BR MOTIVA - Control Systems Inspector - Port Arthur, TX United States Port Arthur, TX Motiva Enterprises is on a journey to become the safest and most profitable downstream company in the U.S. More than 3,700 dedicated professionals comprise the 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva has refineries located in Convent and Norco, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas with combined capacity of over 1 million barrels per day, making it the third largest manufacturing company in the Americas. A strategic distribution network of product terminals across the eastern and southern parts of the U.S. delivers quality gasoline and petroleum products to nearly 8,300 Shell-branded retail outlets. Be part of a dynamic and nimble organization where your talents are rewarded and your efforts make a difference in the company’s performance.

As announced on March 16, Motiva’s owners have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to separate the assets and businesses of the joint venture. Saudi Aramco publicly stated at that time Motiva will be set up as an autonomous integrated downstream affiliate. As such, Motiva remains committed to managing its current business and preparing the organization to function as a stand-alone entity. Motiva is seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference in the company and the industry.
  The primary role of the Instrument Inspector is to provide experience and technical expertise to maintain and improve control systems in the refinery.  The Inspector is expected to take a lead role in identifying and troubleshooting instrumentation that requires improvement or is not meeting functional performance requirements, and in developing technically sound solutions.  At times, as part of “on the job training” or during emergency situations, the Instrument Inspector may be called upon to troubleshoot/maintain systems and instrumentation alongside crafts, in a coaching role.


  • Assist technicians in troubleshooting problems on equipment and provides recommendations on repairs required
  • Provides support to Area Maintenance Team Leads in area of reactive maintenance.  Reviews, improves, and develops maintenance procedures
  • Maintain good documentation
  • Work with CSE on instrument related items
  • Coordinates efforts to procure specialized parts
  • Participate on RCFA and Rework Investigations and tracks assigned action items until completion
  • Address reliability issues assigned by Production Teams
  • Assist Projects and T/A groups with Instrumentation job scope development and QA requirements
  • Ensure Instrument equipment is installed in accordance with industry and corporate standards
  • Report progress of assignments as required
  • Complete assigned MOC recommendations and action items on time
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Minimum ten (10) years in Instrument Maintenance.
  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent preferred
  • Proven basic instrumentation experience.
  • Knowledgeable in PLCs, DCS, SCADA.
  • Knowledge on Honeywell Foundation Fieldbus preferred. 
  • Proven organization and documentation experience.
  • Experience with AIM-EDMS or equivalent document management tools.
  • SPI (Smart Plant Instrumentation).
  • Proven knowledge of SAP.

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