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Smart. Focused. Nimble.

You can’t teach motivation; it comes from within. It’s a driving force, a passion for performance, a desire to succeed in all you do. At Motiva, we’re in search of motivated people. The ones who won’t give up when challenges arise. The innovators and the problem solvers. The ones who know there’s a better way – they just have to find it.

Motiva is a regionally focused, globally respected player in the industry with two strong, internationally renowned owner companies: Saudi Aramco and Shell Oil Company. As a 50/50 joint venture, our owners are committed to our success and we are one of the industry’s best kept secrets. If we were publicly traded, our assets and revenues would place us as a Fortune 150 company.

Motiva has approximately 4,000 dedicated employees in the U.S., working together to help meet the nation’s growing demand for energy. We are passionate about our purpose – to be the safest and most profitable downstream company in the United States. And we recognize that our most powerful asset is our people.

To search for opportunities available within Motiva, click the links below. You will be routed to the Shell resourcing center, which manages the application process for Motiva’s available jobs.


Motiva needs professionals with more than 3 years’ experience to help meet the nation’s demand for energy.

Students & Graduates

Current college students and graduates with less than 3 years’ experience can gain hands on experience and make real contributions to the company right out of school.

Operations & Maintenance

Contribute to the daily operations of Motiva’s world class refineries and distribution terminals through a variety of process technology, operator/technician and maintenance crafts positions in the Eastern, Southern and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S.

Military Veterans

Translate your military service into a successful civilian career through opportunities with Motiva.

Fraudulent Job Offers

It has come to our attention that unauthorized individuals or groups claiming to be Motiva or asserting that they represent Motiva have been making fictitious employment offers using the Motiva name.

Often these fraudulent offers of employment are sent via email. These e-mails can look legitimate and may include details of the alleged employment opportunity such as job description, salary, work schedule and benefits. They sometimes request payment to obtain visas or work credentials.

Please be wary of fraudulent activity when assessing a communication regarding potential employment or an invitation to submit an application, supposedly from Motiva.

Please do not send money or provide any personal details to anyone suggesting they can provide employment with Motiva. Motiva never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances. We will never request payment for VISAs or other employment-related services or requirements. If you have applied for a position through a legitimate channel, we will have the needed information.

What you should do if recruitment fraud is suspected

We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for, or be affiliated with, Motiva. If you believe you have received a fraudulent employment offer, please contact your local law enforcement authorities.