SGS Petroleum Service Corporation - Norco, LA

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Job Title: 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.
Ability to lift up to 100lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Ability to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift grasp, talk, hear and have good vision. Ability to work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold. High school diploma or equivalency.

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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SGS Petroleum Service Corporation (also known as PSC) is a fast-growing company with a proud tradition of excellence in providing product...