Process Control Technologist



Wesseling, Germany · Ludwigshafen, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
, Germany

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Discipline Engineering

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Posting Start Date:

August 28, 2023

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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

An ideal role for PACO Engineer with Process Control experience, who wants to maintain and improve existing Control Schemes in a diverse team with positive attitude.

If you are an engineer who's gained some Process Control related experience, we can offer you the chance to deepen your skills and apply state of the art Process Control schemes in a refinery transition to energy and chemicals park.

Bring us a combination of Process Engineering expertise and Process Control knowledge and you'll be seen as our Process Control specialist, helping us to run production more safe, economic, and reliable.

You will play a key role in several End2End Optimization initiatives that our Site Leadership Team will roll out over the coming years.

Where you fit in

You will join Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland - largest manufacturing site in DACH region. Our manufacturing assets span 2 locations, Godorf and Wesseling, with 7 Production Units linked by a 5km long pipeline corridor. It is a site on a journey from traditional refinery and petrochemical complex to competitive energy and chemicals park.

Our team tackles complex operational and petrochemical problems with innovative solutions. We are a group of open-minded engineers who are willing to go beyond just respond to issues. We thrive on working smart not hard, and always look for opportunities to automate as much of our operations as possible.

We work as one team and are committed to drive towards the Asset of the Future. We are accountable to earn the money with our existing operations and spent it into new approaches.

Our team is open to everybody and supportive. We value diversity and positive attitude. We work closely with Economics & Scheduling, Operations, Technologists, Digitalization and other disciplines.

Expect lots of support and encouragement while you are here. You work in an environment which is in a transition of technology and ways of working. You'll have limitless opportunities to explore and bring your ideas to operational solutions.

What's the role?

On a day-to-day basis, your role will be maintaining and enhance existing Process Control Applications. On a wider level you can look forward to a role that develops new applications and apply new technologies.

We'll entrust you with responsibility operational, technological & project support as well as for achieving a world class Process Control performance.

~5000 Base Layer Loops and ~50 APC applications in the Rheinland site. You will find yourself in a very visible role that's at the focal point of our operations.

As Process Control Technology Department, we'll be looking to you to share your expertise and experience on all areas of Process Engineering and Process Automation. Working both independently, yet as part of an enthusiastic team, you'll thrive on collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders.

What we need from you

When it comes to Operational issues, it's your excellent problem-solving skills that will make the difference. You will develop innovative solutions and communicate to stakeholders with enthusiasm.

We are keen to hear from people who have a bachelor's or master’s degree, preferable in Electrical Engineering and/or Process Engineering, along with relevant Process Control experience. Beyond that, we'd hope to see as many of the following as possible on your CV:

  • Proven hands-on experience in Process Control or related disciplines

  • Knowledge of oil/chemical manufacturing processes

  • Experience with (custom) control strategy implementation in Honeywell TDC3000

  • Experience with (custom) control strategy implementation in Honeywell Experion

  • Experience with (custom) control strategy implementation in Siemens PCS-7

  • Experience with APC implementation (PACE, DMC, Profit Suite)

  • Proven track of records of nurturing strong stakeholder relationships at every level

  • At least language level B2 in German

We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application. If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply.

Company Description

At Shell Germany, our drive is to employ world-class individuals. We employ 4,200 people whose careers have benefited from our industry-leading career development programme and unrivalled inhouse access to local and global experts. We are active in many areas such as Gas, Gas Marketing, Manufacturing & Distribution of oil products, Petrochemicals as well as Research & Development. Shell in Germany is one of the biggest retailers of energy products and one of the largest refinery operators. Our extensive R&D facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels, Lubes, and Marine, Power and Engine Vehicle Technology. Shell began operations in Germany in 1902.

An innovative place to work

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Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

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