Company: Shell
Skills: Engineering Technician
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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.

Job Description

The Hydrocracking Technical Service Engineer is responsible for delivering technical services in support of Criterion and Zeolyst International hydrocracking business in the Americas and Canada.

  • Preparation of technical part of proposals to win future business, both for retaining existing as well as winning new customers. This is done in cooperation with the customer-facing organization team for the Americas
  • Preparation and on-site advice for start-up and catalyst activation
  • Supporting the customer with the use of the Criterion/ZI catalysts through unit monitoring, pro-active technical service, troubleshooting (when required) and optimization. These tasks require extensive use of comprehensive modeling and monitoring tools and are critical to maintaining the incumbency
  • Based on knowledge of the marketplace, provide input to R&D program goals for new catalyst product development
  • Provide support to the Criterion Catalyst Canadian Office when necessary

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a fulltime basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • 5+ years' experience in refining technology support and hydrocracking experience
  • Good knowledge of refining and in any of the following hydro processing types:
    • Diesel Hydro processing
    • Kerosene Hydro processing
    • Jet Hydro processing
    • Catfeed Hydro processing
  • Knowledge of heterogeneous catalysis particularly in the areas of hydrotreating and hydrocracking is a plus
  • The individual must be proficient in use of spreadsheets and computer models
  • The individual must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card


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