Instrumentation/Analyzer Technician

Martinez, CA posted on September 16

The Martinez Refinery refines and markets gasoline and other petroleum products under the Shell brand name throughout the west and Northern Midwest, providing product to Shell branded retail outlets. 

Refinery Instrumentation and Analyzer Technicians troubleshoot, repair, install, maintain, calibrate, test, removes, and cleans plant instrumentation equipment, such as transmitters, meters, gas regulators, thermostats, valves, Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and other mechanical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic systems. 

Specific duties include: 

  • Troubleshoot, repair, install, calibrate, test, remove, and clean plant instrumentation equipment
  • Operate tools and machinery to affect assigned repair work
  • Communicate to operations employees, supervisors, and others regarding the identification of problems and completion of jobs in their area both verbally and in writing
  • Perform preventive maintenance work as assigned
  • Receive training to be qualified to perform successfully in job
  • Train other personnel in any instrument/analyzer/electrical functions with which they are unfamiliar
  • Read and comprehend vendor literature including, but not limited to, installation, operation and maintenance manual and parts lists
  • Employ knowledge of applicable electrical standards and codes in carrying out work assignments
  • Use of computer in daily routine including data entry into computerized management maintenance system
  • Install, test, troubleshoot and repair safety shutdown systemsInstall, test, troubleshoot and repair ladder logic
  • Install, test, troubleshoot and repair PLC control interfaces
  • Install, test, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, tune and aligning controllers
  • Install, test, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and make field repairs to control valves, positioners, actuators, level measurement equipment, transducers, pressure switches, regulators, vibration measurement instrumentation, electronic and pneumatic transmitters and displacer level controls
  • Install, test, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and configure DCS systems
  • Diagnose and apply results using pressure test equipment
  • Diagnose and apply results using volt meters, amp meters, communicators and other instrumentation test equipment


  • 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 speak, read and write English proficiently
  • Must have the minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • 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
  • Able to work while wearing a respirator or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends
  • Willing to be on call and meet call out 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 a part of the pre-employment selection process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from all pre-employment background, drug, medical, and reference checks, including hair and oral fluids drug testing.
  • Willing to support the company's drug-free work environment, which will include random drug screenings
  • 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
  • Willing to attend and achieve satisfactory results on pre-employment testing
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years current Instrumentation/Analyzer Technician experience in an industrial environment OR have completed an Associate of Applied Science in an Instrumentation discipline or a certificate of completion in an accredited four (4) semester instrumentation technician course