We are looking for students who are safety-conscious team players and want to be part of a high-performance team that works to keep a refinery, terminal, chemicals plant or onshore gas operations running at peak efficiency.  You will gain key skills and training on-the-job with the support of mentors and a collaborative work team.

Application Process

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

Search and Apply

Job search

The first step towards joining Shell as an Experienced Operations & Maintenance Professionals is to look through our current job vacancies. Please use our Job Search engine to begin.

Apply

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.

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.

We are looking for students who are safety-conscious team players and want to be part of a high-performance team that works to keep a refinery, terminal, chemicals plant or onshore gas operations running at peak efficiency. You will gain key skills and training on-the-job with the support of mentors and a collaborative work team.

Student Operators

Focusing on Power Engineering Programs, Shell is committed to building our future talent of Operators by offering steam time to students from key Technical Schools.  These summer positions typically run from May – August, but some locations have additional fall or winter terms.

Sarnia Manufacturing Complex (Corunna, ON) – Fall & Summer 8 month terms – Posted in January and September

Scotford Upgrader and Refinery (Fort Saskatchewan, AB) – Summer 4-6 month terms – Posted in October/November

Onshore/Field Operations – Summer 4-6 month terms - Posted in October/November

Whichever site you go to, you can expect to be paired with a Mentor/Trainer, learn the best safety procedures in the industry, have hands-on valuable experience and earn the steam time you need.

Will you be our next Student Operator? Go to www.shell.ca/jobs to view our current vacancies.

Apprenticeships

Shell offers many different Apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re brought in as a full time employee or on a Student term, we are committed to help you on your journey to success. From working on complex plants and facilities, to field maintenance in the beautiful rolling hills of our Foothills assets in our onshore operations business - if there’s an opportunity you want, Shell may be the place for you.

Trades that Shell hires:

  • Millwrights
  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Pipefitters

To be considered for a position that will take you further, apply at www.shell.ca/jobs

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