Career Opportunities >> MARINE DOCK OPERATOR - 63M
Job Type:Dock Operator
Regular or Temporary:Regular (employed indefinitely)
Marine Dock Operator

Job Summary: SGS Petroleum Service Corporation, the leader in the petrochemical material handling industry, is growing and looking for individuals to join our team. We are currently hiring individuals pursuing regular full-time (not temporary) positions with opportunities for cross-training, career growth, and advancement. No experience required (we pay for on-the-job training). Marine Dock Operators work in an industrial chemical plant/refinery environment and serve as person-in-charge of the dock while ensuring safe and efficient loading and unloading of vessels with a variety of oil products and chemicals. If you’re looking for a stable, long-term career in a booming industry, then consider joining the SGS PSC family!


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.


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.


Work Schedule: 12 Hour Rotating Shifts. Including: Days, nights, weekends and holidays. Occasionally On-Call.

Primary Responsibilities: Serves as person in charge of the dock, ensuring the safe transfer of products to and from vessels.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Travels to job site as instructed by dispatcher within the allowable time frame. (If on-call)

  • 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.

  • Interfaces with United States Coast Guard, Department of Agriculture, and/or INS, (all in the case of transfers involving ships), as may be required in order to clear the vessel for the transfer.

  • 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.

  • Familiarizes with 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.

  • Operates manual and/or motor operated valves in order to control flow of product being transferred.

  • Gauges barge as directed by facility and procures sample of product from vessel as required by the facility.

  • 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.

  • Maintains open communication with person-in-charge of the vessel in order to ensure that the transfer is accomplished in a safe and efficient manner, as planned in the pre-transfer conference.

  • Calls the dispatcher in order to report all worker times, delays, discrepancies, and any other information of importance in the transfer.

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 dock operator 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.


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.

Reporting to: PSC Supervisor – Dock Operations

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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