Process Engineer



Port Allen, LA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Do you like helping people? Do you like to make people smile? Are you passionate about putting people in a better place? Then you may have what it takes to join our amazing team?

Where you fit in

Technical support roles reside in all the Business within Shell and are typically at the front line of the Company's activities. Shell Catalysts & Technologies (SC&T) is a part of the Shell Projects and Technology (P&T) division. The Port Allen manufacturing facility is the only fully integrated plant within the SC&T plants. You will have an opportunity to become part of the manufacturing team focused on safety, quality and delivery in a world class global business and organization.

As a member of the Port Allen manufacturing team, you will be an individual contributor in the Technical Department which includes Process Engineering, Control Systems Engineering and Quality Assurance. The Technical Department is a service organization to all production and ancillary units within the Port Allen, LA Manufacturing Facility. These include; Utilities, the Port Allen Precipitated Alumina (PAPA) unit, Extrusion Line 1 (EXT1), Extrusion Line 2 (EXT2), Impregnation (IMP) and BlueCAT (currently in construction).

You will become an expert in the manufacturing of extruded alumina-based catalysts and impregnated catalysts.

More specifically, your role will include:

  • Technical support of the Port Allen production and ancillary units

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting the manufacturing and ancillary processes to meet or exceed plant safety, quality and delivery KPI’s

  • Maintaining a safe work environment through a learner mindset and understanding of core safety processes such as Management of Change, Permit to Work, Safe Isolation, and Hazards and Effects Management Process

  • And providing early stage design as well as commissioning and implementation of major capital projects

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar engineering field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related manufacturing experience required

  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills backed by causal learning experience and the ability to interface with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including operations staff, commercial staff, raw material suppliers and service providers

  • Excellent communication skills

The base salary range for this position is $101,000 - $151,000 per year. 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 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.

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, while 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 a transparent recruitment process, 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 in 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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