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.
About the Job
The tankerman's role is critical to our nation's petroleum and chemical shipping industry. The Tankerman serves as the person-in-charge of critical operations, with responsibility for protecting the environment by ensuring the safe transfer of petrochemical to barges. Tankermen must be certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Serves as the Person-In-Charge of the barge, ensuring the safe transfer of products to and from vessels.
- Travels to jobsite as instructed by dispatcher within the allowable time frame.
- Carries all equipment from vehicle to facility assuring that all equipment necessary to complete the transfer will be close at hand.
- Meets with the facility Person-In-Charge (Dockman) in order to discuss and coordinate chemical transfer expectations.
- Wears all protective clothing and equipment, including respirator and fresh air equipment that may be required to transfer the product in a manner that insures maximum personal safety.
- Inspects the barge prior to transfer in order to ensure that the vessel is mechanically sound, seaworthy and the transfer can be accomplished in a safe and uninterrupted manner.
- Checks the Piping Diagram and inspects the Certificate of Inspection (COI) and Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) in order to ensure that both are current.
- Completes and signs the Declaration of Inspection (DOI).
- Connects cargo arm or hose and aligns the barge’s valves to send and receive cargo.
- Calls the dispatcher in order to inform him/her of any irregularities of the vessel, and/or facility prior to beginning the transfer. Should any irregularities occur during transfer the transfer must be stopped and the dispatcher called immediately.
- For discharge operations, check the engine and pump to ensure they are mechanically sound prior to beginning the transfer.
- Continually monitors and adjusts cargo flow throughout the transfer operation.
- Continually monitors and adjusts barge’s mooring lines throughout the transfer operation.
- Fills or empties the barge with product, as requested by customer or dispatcher.
- Disconnects the cargo arm or hose and completes required paperwork once the transfer is complete.
- Secures the barge’s valves and openings and prepares the barge for sail.
- Calls dispatch with job information prior to departing to job site.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Must hold a current U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) with Tankerman PIC Barge (DL) Endorsement
- One year of experience as a Tankerman
- Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and telephone
- Able to work an on-call schedule which includes days/nights/weekends/holidays.
- 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 tankerman include the following:lift 60-80 pounds to waist and carry up to 300 feet, walk 1-4 miles per job, climb stairs, climb ladders, step as much as 2 feet horizontal and vertical, extend arms through normal range of motion while standing and squatting, grip/hold/pull 80 pounds.
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.
Competitive wages (salary guarantees for shore tankermen) plus mileage and travel pay. Additional 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.
If On-Call Tankerman – SGS Supervisor – Tankerman Operations; if Plant Tankerman – SGS Site Supervisor
Exempt or Non-Exempt:
Hourly or Salary:
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.