Job Type:Dock Operator, Loader, Railroad

Crude Terminal Operator (Entry Level & Experienced)


Department/Job Function: Operations

About Us: SGS Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC) is a growing company with a proud tradition of excellence in providing product handling, operations, and logistics support at major oil refineries, chemical plants, and storage terminals in the United States and Canada. We are leaders in tankering barges, operating docks, switching railcars, operating warehouses, and loading and unloading tank cars and tank trucks with a variety of oil products and chemicals. We offer competitive wages, advancement opportunities, and industry-leading training and safety programs. Our excellent benefits package helps employees and their families maintain health, save money, and prepare for the future. At SGS PSC, we are a family-oriented company that fuels integrity, teamwork, and ambition. Our mission is to simply be the best at what we do and be recognized as the best.

Primary Responsibilities: Safely performs rail switching and offloads crude oil from railcars and tank trucks, monitors and controls pipe line-ups, tank levels and pumps, and/or serves as person in charge of marine dock by ensuring the safe transfer of products to and from barges.

Specific Responsibilities: Terminal Operators are responsible for performing one or more of the following tasks:

Railcar Offloading / Switching:

  • Operate locomotive and/or perform rail switching to separate inbound cars and spot for discharge.

  • Ensures that all cars which have been spotted are properly secured by means of setting the brake.

  • Matches loading schedule to bill of lading.

  • Steams rail cars as necessary.

  • Fills out loading record.

  • Ensures that railcar is positioned and secured at proper transfer rack.

  • Visually inspects the railcar to be involved in the upcoming transfer in order to ensure that it is mechanically sound and there is no defective equipment before unloading.

  • Checks outbound cars in order to ensure that all cars are properly connected.

Board Operations:

  • Documents all procedures used during production process.

  • Monitors production process by setting and programming controls; watching gauge levels; operating computer console.

  • Ensures proper operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; reporting malfunctioning units.

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations; patrolling unit.

  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Dock Operations:

  • Meets with the person-in-charge of the vessel for a pre-transfer conference in order to determine the facility’s expectations as well as what is required and expected from the person-in-charge of the vessel in order to accomplish the transfer in a safe and uninterrupted manner.

  • Familiarizes the facility piping layout in order to ensure that the proper product and pipeline configuration is being utilized in the transfer.

  • Maintains detailed dock logs to ensure all events are recorded in chronological order.

  • Operates crane, hydraulic, electrical, or mechanical equipment in order to place the dock arm/hose in the best possible position to connect the dock arm/hose to the vessel.

  • Communicates with facility personnel via radio and/or telephone in order to advise as to current status of transfer and report any problems that may occur.

Skills/Qualifications: Must have the ability to speak, write, read, hear and have good vision. Must be able to work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold. Must be able to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) without restriction and pass any medical examination associated with the use of said PPE. The physical requirements for a loader include the following: Lift 50 pounds floor to waist, push and pull 50 pounds horizontally, carry 20 pounds while walking, climb stairs, climb ladders, extend arms through normal range of motion while standing and squatting.

Minimum Job Requirements: 18 years or older and legally able to work in the U.S.; stable work history with good references from past employers; pass a drug screen, physical, and background check; and speak fluent English.

Benefits: Key benefits and services offered (depending on eligibility) include affordable options for medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; matching 401(k) plan; employee discounts; industry-leading training and leadership development programs; paid sick leave, vacations, and holidays; safety incentives and bonuses; and much more.

Reporting to: Terminal Supervisor

Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Hourly or Salary: Hourly

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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