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Tankerman (Shoreside / MMC Required)
Title:Tankerman (Shoreside / MMC Required)
Job Categories:Tankerman
Regular or Temporary:Regular (employed indefinitely)
Shoreside Tankerman
Nashville, TN

Job Summary:  Petroleum Service Corporation is seeking licensed Tankermen to serve in a vital role as part of our nation’s petroleum and chemical shipping industry. The tankerman serves as the person-in-charge of critical operations, with the responsibility of protecting the environment by ensuring the safe transfer of petrochemicals to barges. This position requires a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC).

Work Schedule:  On Call Schedule

Pay: Competitive pay with growth opportunities (mileage reimbursement available, along with other incentives)

Job Requirements:
  • Must hold a current U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) with Tankerman PIC Barge (DL) Endorsement
  • Have current TWIC card
  • Have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and telephone
  • Able to work an on-call schedule which includes days/nights/weekends/holidays
  • One year of experience as a Tankerman preferred
Why join the PSC team?
  • The Industry Leader in Tankerman Service: PSC created the shore tankerman industry in 1952, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As the first and largest tankerman service in the U.S., we know the tankerman business better than anyone and have a long, proud history of success. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for quality service and providing rewarding career opportunities for tankermen.
  • Award-Winning Safety & Environmental Performance: Our first PSC tankermen were the pioneers who laid the foundation for our company’s success, and the tankermen working for us today continue to lead the way in the finest maritime traditions of safety, quality and reliability. PSC is the only tankerman service to have received the William M. Benkert Award (in 2002 and 2014), the U.S. Coast Guard’s premier award for marine environmental protection. Our tankermen successfully completed all transfers with zero spills to the water as a result of tankerman error in 2011, 2013, and 2017. They also completed 2017 with zero injuries.
  • Growth & Opportunity: Our company’s steady growth and the diversity of our operations provide stability to weather industry ups and downs as well as opportunities for our tankermen to advance in both our marine and plant operations. While other tankerman companies have reduced pay or cut benefits during industry slowdowns, PSC has maintained our high total compensation packages for our tankermen during these times without fail.
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Employee Benefits:
  • A variety of medical insurance options with the company paying a portion of the premiums, as well as affordable plans for dental, vision, accident, and critical illness coverage for employees and their families.
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Matching 401(k) plan to help employees save money for retirement
  • Holidays, sick leave, and vacation benefits vary by work group and job classification
  • As a member of the SGS global family, our employees are eligible for group purchasing discounts for new auto purchases, homeowners’ and auto insurance coverage, and cell phone service.
  • Safety incentives and bonuses
  • Industry-leading training and development programs
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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 (Dock Operator / Dock Worker) 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
Additional Job Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Speak fluent English
  • PSC is a veteran-friendly company. Previous military experience and proven ability to follow procedures is a plus.
Physical Requirements:
  • Lift 60 - 80 pounds floor to waist
  • Carry and walk up to 300 feet
  • Walk one to four miles per job
  • Climb stairs and ladders
  • Step as much as two feet horizontal and vertical
  • Extend arms through normal range of motion while standing and squatting
  • Grip/hold/pull 80 pounds
  • Must be able to wear all required Person Protective Equipment (PPE) without restriction and pass any medical examination associated with the use of PPE
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat or cold
  • Must be able to speak, write, hear, read, and have good vision
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.
Petroleum Service Corporation, an SGS company, 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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