Shell Chemicals To Hire 80 Operators This Summer

Start anywhere between $40,000 and $67,000

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Community College of Beaver County is partnering with Shell Chemicals in an effort to employ military veterans, students or any one in need of a job.

They are looking for operators, engineers and maintenance workers.

80 operator positions were posted as of last week.

“They are involved in the setup, monitoring and safe-efficient operations of a plant. They are working in the plant and could also be working in a control room, controlling operations,” said John Goberish, Dean at the School of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at CCBC, during an interview with KDKA Radio on Wednesday morning.

“In the past, when the steel mills were booming, you could probably go from college in to a job like that. Today, you really need that technical training.”

An operator could be working with pharmaceutical wastewater, in a petrochemical plant, or a food and beverage facility.

Graduates coming out of an associate’s degree program can start anywhere between $40,000 and $67,000.

“With a little bit of experience, you’re probably looking to make an average of $70,000,” Goberish explains.

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