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About SGS Petroleum Service Corporation

For more than 60 years, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC) has been committed to safely and efficiently meeting the product handling needs of the leading companies in the refining, chemical, and marine industries. Our 2,400+ employees serve at more than 80 refineries, terminals, and chemical plants across the U.S. and Canada. We are leaders in – more... tankering barges, operating docks, switching railcars, and loading/unloading tank cars and tank trucks with a variety of oil products and chemicals.

PSC was founded in 1952 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The company was the first to provide Coast Guard–licensed personnel to load and unload tank barges on the Mississippi River and other inland waterways. These men were known as tankermen, and PSC was the country’s first tankerman service. PSC remains the oldest and largest tankerman service in the U.S.

In 2004, PSC was acquired by the SGS Group, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. PSC has retained its management team and prior owners and operates as a division of SGS North America, Inc.

The Mission Statement below was written by our employees in 1995.

We are a team of skilled people working together to provide a variety of services to the petroleum, chemical and marine transportation industries. We are leaders in tankering barges, operating docks, switching railcars, and loading and unloading tank cars and tank trucks with a variety of oil products and chemicals.


We also aspire to be recognized as the best. We will apply hard work, intelligence, and integrity toward a goal of continuously improving our work quality, safety, environmental performance, and customer satisfaction.

We believe that if we do these things, our company will continue to enjoy healthy growth. This will in turn create opportunities for employees to advance and achieve the recognition and personal fulfillment they seek.

Finally, we will strive to be a company whose employees are proud of the reputation they have earned, strong in their commitment to our mission, and optimistic about the future. – less

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation Employer Reviews
Team Lead (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJuly 9, 2015
Lead TANKTRUCK Trainer (Former Employee), Texas City, TXJune 10, 2015
Tank Truck Inspector (Current Employee), SCO DowJune 4, 2015
Warehouse tech (Current Employee), Baton RougeJune 1, 2015
Switchman/Locomotive Engineer/Brakeman (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAMay 15, 2015
SGS Petroleum Service Corporation Photos
Just another day at the "office" for a few of our SGS PSC tankermen.
One-on-one field training with a Tankerman Career Academy student and instructor.
A dock operator at work at plant operation in south Louisiana
A railcar switchman at plant operation
A technician at packaging warehouse operation