Experienced Operators and Technicians

Working in one of our refineries, petrochemical plants, production fields or one of our other operations, a career in Operations and Maintenance at Shell is one right at the front line of the company’s activities to help meet our country’s energy needs safely and responsibly.

Students & Apprentices

At Shell, we work closely with key Technical Schools to recruit talent for temporary student opportunities.

Operations and Maintenance jobs at Shell are essential to the ongoing successes of the company. In one of our Operations and Maintenance roles, you will be part of a growing team that is tasked with the safe and efficient day-to-day operation of our global projects and assets.

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Application Process

A guide to facilitate the application process for operations/technician and maintenance skilled trades positions at Shell.

Search and Apply

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Job search

The first step towards joining Shell as an Operations or Skilled Craft professional is to look through our current job vacancies. Please use our Job Search engine to begin.


Once you find a vacancy that interests you, you can apply using the online application form. Within 48 hours, you should receive confirmation that we’ve received your completed application.

Please note that Shell (nor any of the organizations that recruit on our behalf) never ask for any money or payments from applicants, at any point in the recruitment process. All individuals who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from Shell, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.


For some vacancies, we conduct a pre-employment online assessment to assess job-specific behaviours required for the position. Candidates who are selected for assessment will be notified via e-mail and sent an invitation. Please note that if you have successfully completed our assessment in the past 5 years, you are not required to re-take it; we will have your successful assessment scores on file. If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be permitted to take the assessment within 4 months of your last assessment date.

Although no specific preparation is required, you may wish to review our practice assessment. Please review the Assessment Study Guide.

Please note that all materials required for the exam (including pencils and scrap paper) will be provided for you at the testing location.

Final Assessment

Those candidates most closely meeting the hiring requirements will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you are selected, you will be sent an e-mail requesting you to register yourself for the interview time that works best for you. Those who are not selected will also be sent an e-mail notification. The interview is behavioural-based and may also include a technical component.

Interviewing preparation and tips:

Do your homework (research Shell and gain familiarity with Shell’s operations, sites and values; also read and understand the requirements of the job and how your experience, skills and strengths relate to the role you are applying for)

Be prepared for a behavioral interview. Shell uses the STARR assessment method described below. Think of situations and be prepared to discuss examples touching on the following points:

  • Situation – What was the context? Describe the situation.
  • Task – What was needed? What were the objectives?
  • Action – What did you do? What difficulties did you encounter?
  • Relationships – Who else was involved? How did you motivate them?
  • Results – What was the outcome? What did you learn?

We'll endeavor to notify you of the outcome of the Final assessment as soon as possible. Sometimes this process can take a while as we talk to our different stakeholders.

Please note that all the timelines described above are average times for each step in the process. However, during periods of high applications, each step can take longer.

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