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Lab Technician - Michigan City

Company name
Shell .

Michigan City, IN, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Sciences, Chemistry

Posted on
Sep 13, 2022

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Indiana, United States of America

Job Family Group:

Production and Manufacturing Downstream

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

August 31, 2022

Business unit:

Projects and Technology

Experience Level:

Early Careers

Job Description:

What's the role?

The Lab Technician will provide the plant with timely and accurate quality control/quality assurance test results for products produced at the Michigan City plant. Act as an individual contributor to safe and environmentally sound plant operations.

HSSE roles and responsibilities - Comply with all HSSE regulations, policies, standards, and practices including, but not limited to: identifying and wearing all necessary PPE; properly labeling all containers; reporting all incidents - including all injuries/illnesses, spills/releases, property damage, and security incidents; participating in and complying with safe work permitting; maintaining all assigned areas in a clean and orderly

Principal Duties and Responsibilities - (Majority of duties performed, but not meant to be all-inclusive or to prevent other duties from being assigned.)

Maintain a clean and hygienic work environment in the laboratory.

Represent QA Laboratory in daily production meetings.

Executes ISO Quality Management System (QMS) procedures/standards critical to product realization and conformity requirements

Arrange for safe and procedurally-correct recycle of mercury and disposal of mercury-containing waste.

Knowledgeable on accuracy, precision, limitations, applicability, standards, and calibrations. Interprets, records and reports data accurately - acts if needed.

Coordinate the procurement of reagents and other supplies and services needed to run the laboratory.

Collect and analyze composite, grab and other requested samples from the plant.

Following standard procedures, perform required analytical tests on samples and notified PTL of any out of specification results.

Perform quality control testing on composite samples of railcars and overseas shipping containers, following standard analytical procedures.

Enter analytical results into quality reporting database (PQR) in an accurate and timely manner.

Perform required testing on reference samples to ensure quality of results generated, responding to any out-of-control signals on reference sampled SPC control charts.

Analyze samples sent from other sites (e.g., receiving sites, MTS, Projects & Technologies).

Use of SAP to release and track QA results of shipments and to input work notifications for laboratory infrastructure maintenance.

Participates in equipment troubleshooting, organizes equipment calibration in accordance with the ISO Quality Management System (QMS) and schedules/performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.

Drafts, reviews and improves testing Laboratory procedures in line with policies and standards.

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you?

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

At least 3 years of related work experience

Minimum associates degree or preferably a Bachelor Degree in chemistry related field of study or equivalent

Ability to read and comprehend written material

Ability to write procedures, policies and correspondence

Ability to make presentations

Broad knowledge of safe chemical laboratory bench work practices.

Ability to work in excess of the normal 40-hour workweek, including non-standard hours and rotating shifts.

Ability to prepare and present training sessions.

Ability to communicate on the telephone with all levels of SC&T and associated companies, vendors and customers.

Ability to travel as required for training and company business.

Computer skills using Excel, Word, SAP, and PI Vision.

Demonstrated abilities to troubleshoot instrumentation and method related issues.

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, 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 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 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.



Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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