Company: Shell
Skills: Instrumentation Technician, Mechanic
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada
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Job Description

If you're highly ambitious, safety-conscious, and thrive in complex and uncertain situations, then this role is for you. It will help you grow and develop in a business that encourages both personal and professional development where you'll be part of dynamic diverse team.

Where you fit in?

Operations and Maintenance jobs at Shell are essential to the ongoing successes of the company. In one of our Operations roles you will be part of a growing team that is tasked with the safe and efficient day-to-day operation of our global projects and assets.

The maintenance roles within the Refinery and Chemicals plants are represented by Unifor Local Union 530A. As such, successful candidates will be members of the Union upon hire. New employees will be provided with more details of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by a Union Representative during regular onboarding sessions.

What's the role?

The position will report to the Maintenance Team Leader - Chemicals/Distribution or Refinery in the Scotford Maintenance Department. The successful candidate will focus on both Instrument and Analyzer maintenance and reliability.


  • Verifying, performing work as requested on approved work orders
  • Troubleshooting, testing, calibrating and repairing electronic and pneumatic process field devices and equipment (ie., Various type analyzers, control valves, control loops primary field devices).
  • As a team player, the successful candidates will work with technical support, operations, and engineering groups in reliability programs, root cause analysis, risk analysis, and failure mode cause and effect analysis as required
  • Providing input into shutdown work scope and overhaul issues
  • Aiding in integrity audits of equipment installations (for new projects)
  • Assisting in the development/updating of preventative maintenance systems, spare part programs, maintenance practices and infrastructure issues
  • The successful candidates may be required to perform lead roles and direct work of contractors and other Shell Craft Team Members as required


Company Description

In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.

We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:


  • a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;
  • a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;
  • a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada - a vital point of connection for our customers to us - which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;
  • strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;
  • an innovative Supply and Trading business;
  • a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.

Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.


Who we're looking for?

  • 5+ years as a ticketed Journeyman Instrument Technician/Mechanic
  • Strong safety consciousness and situational awareness in all that the Craft Team Member does
  • Strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge and experience in valve repair and transfer custody metering
  • Experience with Fieldvue, Smart Devices and Bentley Vibration Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining experience with: CEMS (Sick and Ametek 900-910), GC's (ABB and Siemens), Mass spectrometer, PH/Conductivity, HACH Silica/Chlorine, TOC and O2/Combustibles
  • High level of ownership for the quality and condition of the devices used to maintain safe unit operation
  • Strong process analyzer Maintenance and Knowledge would be an asset
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and be on-call to respond to emergencies when required
  • Willing to work outdoors in inclement weather and rotating shift schedule
  • Able to climb ladders, stairs, work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Using safe lifting techniques, able to lift and carry 20 kg from ground to waist level
  • Ability to work safely wearing a respirator or Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • A condition of employment for this position is successful completion of a pre-placement medical assessment of your fitness for duty, background check, driving record check and Pre-Site Access testing for alcohol and specified drugs.


About us.

The Shell Scotford Complex is a short drive from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and consists of a bitumen upgrader, oil refinery, chemicals plant and a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility. Scotford has both union and nonunion hourly employees. The refinery and chemical plants are unionized, and the upgrader is not unionized. It is one of North America's most efficient, modern and integrated hydrocarbon processing sites, converting oil sands bitumen into finished, marketable products. We recruit those who are interested in a career with Shell and prefer to develop and promote our people from within. Our career management process means that you will be able to perform a range of unique and challenging duties and roles during your career. The Shell Scotford site is committed to the Shell Golden Rules; Comply with the law, standards and procedures. Intervene in unsafe or non-compliant situations. Respect our neighbors. These standards are the reason Shell Scotford is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety, ethics and continues to seek out ways to further improve its work processes.

Shell offers an exceptional benefits program that includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs our also offered as part of the benefits package. Shell Scotford is a continuous learning environment that encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. Scotford employees are encouraged to join Employee Networks which provide forums for sharing information and ideas, enhance employee's individual development, career progression and communication with other Shell employees in Alberta. Scotford employees are encouraged to join Employee Networks which provide forums for sharing information and ideas, enhance employee's individual development, career progression and communication with other Shell employees. The following Networks are available to Scotford employees: InNET (Indigenous employee network), Shell Women's Network and our New Professionals Network. New Scotford employees are encouraged to utilize Shell's Buddy system which will help you settle into your new role by providing support and a friendly face that explains "how we do things around here."


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