Company: Orion Group
Skills: Executive
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
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

Disclaimer: The San Joaquin Valley assets are currently being marketed for sale. The sale is subject to commercial agreement and regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in 2019. At the conclusion of the sale, the assets will no longer be owned or operated by Shell Midstream. Employment with Shell Midstream beyond the completion of the sale of the asset is not guaranteed.

Shell Pipeline Company LP has an immediate opportunity for an Electrical Technician to be based out of the Bakersfield, California. The role of Electrical Technician is to provide daily troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of electrical field equipment, to perform regulatory inspections, and to participate in reviews of project design, construction, and modification to existing facilities. This individual will complete documentation for all regulatory inspections and support the Management of Change Process

The Electrical Technician in the Bakersfield area will work closely with the Mechanical Technicians, Meter Technicians, and Pipeline Technicians to help organize job tasks associated with the work inside of the group. The tasks include but are not limited to regulatory inspections, reactive work load, and preventative workloads to keep the electrical equipment and the asset operational. This will be accomplished through utilization of SAP, R&I, as well as the Shell I&M manuals. This position will require good communication skills to all levels of the organization

As an Electrical Technician:
  • Have a Technical background with industrial electrical knowledge and 5 years experience with Crude Oil pipeline and systems is a must
  • Have a strong safety acumen/attitude, demonstrated safe work record
  • Be able to work in a team environment and lead in troubleshooting efforts
  • Be a self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good oral, written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills are desired
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC card
  • Knowledge in understanding electrical & mechanical drawings and P&CD's
  • Knowledge of Shell applications i.e. SOU, SAP, Livelink
  • Innovative thinker and highly accountable

Maintenance and repair of electrical equipment include, but is not limited to:
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC's), Flow computers
  • Communication systems, control systems, electric motors
  • Motor operated valves, high voltage switchgear, process instrumentation, and general electrical maintenance, etc.

SAP Maintenance execution responsibilities as well as documentation that goes along with it include:
  • Following the I&M manual and inputting into the annual updates of the I&M manual.
  • Leadership of contractors on an as need basis
  • Utilization of the PTW (permit to work) process in all aspects of the job


Responsible for:
  • Executing small Capital and Special Maintenance projects within budget
  • managing contract staff when used to assist with projects
  • communicating scope & cost estimates for recurring work to keep costs within established budgets
  • maintain inventory in the area of responsibility
Special Challenges:
  • Must be able to multi-task and be able to continuously re-prioritize work tasks due to the demand of keeping the systems operational.
  • This position covers a large area and a wide range of equipment
  • This position has a regularly scheduled work schedule, but weekend and evening callouts can be expected. This includes Holidays

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.


  • 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
  • Previous experience with the use of SAP is preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry HSSE guidelines and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability with time management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate internally and with third party customers
  • Demonstrated ability to use Windows 360 and common PC/office equipment (type, read, write and email)
  • 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 without relocation assistance
  • 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


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