Analyzer Maintenance Technician (Monaca)



Beaver, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

What’s the Role?

The Shell Polymers Monaca (SPM) facility is a world-scale petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that upgrades ethane to make polyethylene. The petrochemical complex consists of a world-scale Ethane Cracker Unit (ECU), multiple polyethylene (PE) units, PE logistics and supporting OSBL (utilities, general facilities, storage, and hydrocarbon logistics).

This position is responsible for helping the organization achieve maintenance excellence/reliability improvements by the execution of maintenance activities. This position plays an important role in the maintenance organization structure.

As an Analyzer Technician your responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following.

• Troubleshooting DCS control Analyzer interfaces; repairing, calibrating, tuning, and aligning Analyzers

• Read and understand piping/instrument and electrical drawings of instrumentation, control, power, and metering circuitry

• Apply Electrical Safety Rules in accordance with site and OSHA standards

• Record work history and submit feedback for continuous improvement of Maintenance plans, policies, and procedures

• Troubleshoot and Perform Preventive and Reactive Maintenance of Analyzer systems and components including (but not limited to): Siemens Maxum II Gas Chromatograph (GC), Continuous Emission Monitors (CEM), Tunable Diode Laser (TDL), Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Volatile Organic Carbon (VOC), Density, Hydrocarbons, pH + ORP, Dissolved Oxygen (DO2), Oxygen (O2), Instrument Air, Pellet, TOC, Sodium, Silica, Turbidity, Chlorine, Moisture, and conductivity

• Perform bending and tubing/piping connections and understand proper application of pressure rated piping/tubing fittings

• Recommends preventative maintenance schedule updates

• Write SAP notifications

• Routine Predictive maintenance surveillance utilizing AMADAS (Analyzer Maintenance and Data Acquisition System) and unit rounds

• Maintain environmental records

• Participate in environmental audits as required

• Participate in analyzer maintenance team meetings

• Foster teamwork and collaborative work environment

• Supply manpower for new and improvement analyzer projects

• Train on new analyzers

• Supply expertise on projects

• Contractor assistance as required

• Participates in equipment inspections and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)

• Partners with Operations teams to resolve analyzer issue

• Supports area Analyzer discipline engineers and inspectors

• Participates in Notice of Completion (NOC) walkdowns

• Participates in Start-Up activities

• Assist and participate in pre-commissioning activities (e.g. witness, inspect, verify, confirm installation checks, equipment performance tests)

• Development, revising and drafting of preventive maintenance procedures

  • Assist Instrument/ Electrical Technicians with duties as assigned

Physical Task Demands:

• Accessing Analyzer equipment at both ground level and at elevated locations by climbing vertical ladders. This could range from small portable stepladders to multiple series of caged ladders

• Use of hand and power tools such as pulling and pushing on wrenches to install and remove nuts, bolts, thermowells, conduit, orifice plates

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Analyzer Technician or equivalent Instrumentation experience

  • Completion of an Industry Accredited Training or Apprenticeship program, an associate degree in Instrumentation/Control, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering / Technology (or equivalent) is preferred

  • Knowledge of electronics

  • Knowledge of chemistry and physics as applies to analyzers

  • Ability to read and interpret piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs)

  • Knowledge of piping, bolting, gasketing, and basic rigging practices

  • Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g., LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work, Arc Flash awareness) is preferred

  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States

  • Must Comply with Company background, medical and reference checks, including hair & fluid (saliva or urine) drug screening

  • Must Comply with Company drug-free work environment and Fitness for Duty requirements, including random drug and alcohol testing

  • Must Comply with Company safety policies and procedures

  • Must Comply to harassment-free work environment and with the company's diversity and inclusion work practices, along with working with embedded contract employees as required

  • Must be willing to take and achieve satisfactory results on Shell’s pre-employment testing battery

  • Must be willing to work in elevated and confined spaces

  • Must be willing to work outside in inclement weather. Must be willing to accept call-out duty and meet call-out standards and willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime supporting maintenance demands

  • Preferred Computer Skills: iOS, MS Suite, SAP

  • Must be willing to be trained and maintain certification to operate motorized lifting equipment such as man-lifts, cranes, trucks, forklifts, etc. to support craft activities

  • Ability to lift and/or carry tools, valves, conduit, small motors etc. Weights are normally less than 25 pounds

  • Must be willing and able to lift (up to) 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to work in a non-climate-controlled area, such as column platforms, pipe racks, Operating Units

  • Ability to independently perform tasks as required

  • Ability to don a respirator for safe work

This role is based in Monaca/Pittsburgh, PA. Relocation assistance and accommodation will be considered.

***Please note that there is an Online Assessment which is required for this position. In order to be considered, you must complete the assessment and receive a passing score, even if you have taken previous assessments. Please review your Workday tasks, directions and instructions in order to ensure you complete the required test within the provided timeframe***

The hourly rate range for this role is $36 - $50.17. Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.

Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at

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 among other exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, chemicals, electric power, renewables and energy solutions.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards f 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.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment processes, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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