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Job Type:Dock Operator

  Dock Operator

Business Unit:  SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
Department:  Operations
Type of position:  Non-exempt
Primary Responsibilities:  Serves as person in charge of the dock, ensuring the safe transfer of products to and from vessels.
Reporting to:  If on-call dock operator – SGS Supervisor – Dock Operations; if plant dock operator – SGS Site Supervisor
Specific Responsibilities:

  • Travels to job site as instructed by dispatcher within the allowable time frame.
  • Carries all equipment from vehicle to facility assuring that all equipment necessary to complete the job will be close at hand.
  • Completes and signs the Declaration of Inspection (DOI).
  • 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.
  • Prepares Notice of Readiness, in cases where the transfer involves a ship.
  • 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.
  • Operates manual and/or motor operated valves in order to control flow of product being transferred.
  • Gauges barge as directed by facility.
  • 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.
  • Follows specific loading/discharge procedures given by the facility.
  • 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.
  • After the transfer is complete and the hose/arm is disconnected from the vessel, operates crane, hydraulic, electric, or mechanical device in order to remove dock arm/hose thus returning it to proper storage area.
  • Prepares and places on vessel a manifest as well as MSDS as required by facility.
  • Calls the dispatcher in order to report all worker times, delays, discrepancies, and any other information of importance in the transfer.

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.
About Us: SGS Petroleum Service Corporation 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. 
Job Benefits: affordable options for group, medical, dental, life, and disability insurance with company paying a portion of the premiums; 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. 
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. 

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.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC) is an EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer and
committed to a drug-free and harassment-free work environment.
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