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Laboratory Technician

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Software Engineering
Michigan City, IN, USA
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023
Indiana, United States of America

Job Family Group:

Production and Manufacturing Downstream

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

June 7, 2023

Business unit:

Projects and Technology

Experience Level:

Early Careers

Job Description:

What is the purpose?

To 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.

Laboratory Technician

What is the role?

As a Laboratory Technician, you will be responsible of the following duties below.

  • 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.


What we need from you

  • You must have legal authorization to work in the USA on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer.

  • Candidate must have at least minimum of 3 (three) years of working experience in any work-related industries.

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, related field of study or equivalent.

  • Ability to read and comprehend written material, write procedures, policies, and correspondence.

  • Broad knowledge of safe chemical laboratory bench work practices.

  • Ability to make presentations.

  • Ability to work more than the normal 40-hour workweek, including non-standard hours and rotating shifts.

  • Must be able 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.

  • Knowledgeable in computer skills using Excel, Word, SAP, and PI Vision.

  • Demonstrated abilities to troubleshoot instrumentation and method related issues.

  • Equipment Used to Perform Job including but not limited to: Computers, Hand Tools (Wrench, Spatulas, Measuring Spoons), Hydraulic Press, Hand Cart (Shopping Basket), Dolly Cart, Scales, mini–Spray Dryer, X-Ray Fluorescence Instruments, Mercury Porosimeter, General Laboratory Equipment

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


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.



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