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Heavy Equipment Operator - Hourly Development Program

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Norco, LA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Louisiana, United States of America

Job Family Group:

Maintenance, Reliability and Turnarounds

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

Business unit:

Downstream and Renewables

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Job Overview

Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Norco is looking to hire Heavy Equipment Operators for the Craft Hourly Development Program. For this position, we are looking for HEO candidates with less than 5 years experience and for military candidates with relevant experience.

Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Norco is located on the Mississippi River in Norco, Louisiana. The refinery processes raw crude into a range of petroleum products such as diesel, jet fuel and various petrochemicals. Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Norco has approximately 1000 employees and is a Unionized environment. This position reports to the Maintenance Team Leader in the Maintenance Department who is accountable to provide Heavy Equipment Operator support at our Norco facility. This position will work a weekday schedule with selected overtime.

What roles, tasks and activities will the Heavy Equipment Operator/Rigger perform?

  • Fulfill Equipment Operation and Maintenance activities in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner, by ensuring that all necessary procedures, practices, standards, rules, are documented and followed.

  • Operates medium equipment including, forklifts and manlifts to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move equipment or material (such as pallets or skids).

  • Safely operates a variety of cranes, including but not limited to Cherry Picker, Boom Truck, and Carry Deck.

  • Uses outriggers, load charts, for crane and lift stability and safety.

  • Selects, inspects and prepares slings, spreaders, shackles, and hooks for lifts.

  • Prepares rigging setup for stable lift. Places supports in position to receive load and remove rigging. Ensures outriggers and screw jacks (where installed) are in position.

  • Instructs and leads other employees in setting up rigging.

  • Instructs and inspects other employees in modifying the crane ; this includes extending or installing jibs or dead sections, changing blocks, changing cable, changing multi and single part lines.

  • Expert on Standard Hand signals, also uses voice and radio communication.

  • May lead a crew and expedite the work of the crew, explains tasks to new workers.

  • Ensure that equipment is operated and maintained with maximum efficiency and productivity by initiating corrective action and ensuring operating, maintenance and engineering standards are adhered to.

What do we need from the successful candidate?

  • 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 be able to communicate effectively

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must be able to operate medium equipment such as forklifts and manlifts

  • 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

  • To attend to emergencies, successful candidates must reside within 90 minutes of the site, or be willing to relocate to within 90 minutes of the site without relocation assistance

  • Willing to work a 9-hour schedule and extended shifts

  • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends

  • Willing to be on call and meet callout standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies

  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States

  • 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

  • As a part of the preemployment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from all preemployment background, drug, medical, and reference checks, including hair drug testing. Are you willing to submit to all preemployment checks?

  • Willing to support the company's drugfree work environment, which will include random drug screenings

  • Willing to take a Shell physical every 2 years in compliance with DOT standards

  • 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

What Certifications are Required?

  • Current NCCCO or NCCER qualifications to operate small hydraulic fixed cab, large hydraulic swing cab, with 5 years or less experience operating mobile cranes in the heavy industrial construction industry.

  • NCCCO or NCCER signal person qualified, with 5 years or less experience signaling mobile cranes in the heavy industrial construction industry.

  • Valid state Issued Class A CDL driver’s License - Preferred

What are the Physical Requirements Needed?

  • Willing to climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without accommodation.

  • Ability to work in a non-climate-controlled area, such as column platforms, pipe racks, operating units, etc.

  • Ability to independently perform tasks as required.

  • Ability to safely handle weights up to 50 pounds frequently



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