In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially began construction of its newest ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County, PA. The $6 billion project is expected to be finished in 2021 and promises to bring hundreds of jobs to the area both before and after its completion—and one of those jobs could be yoursif you’ve got the right skills.
Once the plant is up and running, there will be at least 600 permanent positions that need to be filled, including, but not limited to, skilled trade positions such as pipefitters, welders, mechanics, millwrights, and machinists.
But let’s not put the cart before the horse. Before those jobs can be filled, the plant has actually got to be built. And right now, Shell is looking for professional welders to help build it.
Hundreds of Welders Needed Now and In the Future
At least 450 trained men and women are needed to fit Shell’s plant with the hundreds of miles of piping it needs installed over the next few years. And once the pipes are in place, they’ll need to be maintained, as will the plant’s other metal units and fixtures, which means that Shell will have an ongoing demand for welders in the area—and that area welders will have ongoing work—for many years to come.
So, if you’ve ever considered a career in welding in or around Beaver County, now is the perfect time to go for it! There are literally hundreds of jobs to be filled at Shell’s Potter Township construction site today, with potential for long-term work tomorrow. And the only thing you need to get one of them is the will… and, of course, the training.
Get the Training You Need at PMI
At PMI, we pride ourselves on providing students with quality education and training that equips them to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Our excellent job placement has helped numerous graduates find work with companies and other customers in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and beyond, and can help you get one of the 450+ jobs Shell is now offering in Beaver County.
The Electric Arc Welding Program at PMI will teach you everything you need to know to be a welder, from how to read blueprints to how to operate industry-leading specialty equipment, and can have you out working in the field in as little as a few months.
With a certificate in Electric Arc Welding from PMI, potential employers like Shell will know that you have the expert knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience they’re after—and you’ll have the credentials to get an in-demand job in the immediate and long-term future.
So, what are you waiting for? Your new career is just a phone call away. Call PMI today to learn more about our Electric Arc Welding Program or schedule a tour of our facility.
PMI also offers other programs and courses that can help prepare you for some of the other jobs Shell will soon offer. Just ask our friendly staff for more information.