Terminal Operator Job Description

Terminal Operator Job Description

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Terminal operator provides oversight for day-to-day operations which include receiving, storing, and transporting crude oil, refined product, and LPGs via pipeline, docks, rail, and truck rack within the facility at Eagle Point Marine Terminal in Westville, NJ.

Terminal Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Inspect piping/valves for proper line up
Performs duties such as painting of piping and buildings with hand equipment
Comfortable with the physical aspects of the job including opening and closing railcars valves, climb railcars (heights), crawl under railcars, walk long distances on uneven terrain, maneuver heavy hoses in awkward/cramped spaces
Maintenance of facility, tanks, pipes, and valves
Perform preventative and general maintenance on meters, valves, tanks, pumps
Maintain equipment records for terminal and transfer piping operations
Open and close valves
Must be able to attend and pass all test associated with job related coursework
Gauge and sample storage tanks to determine inventory and custody received and/or delivered amount
Align tanks, ships, barges and pipelines for the transfer of product both in and out of the storage tanks, to and from modes on transportation (i.e., Barge, ship, Pipeline )

Terminal Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Terminal Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, WHMIS, TDG, PMH, DOT, CETP

Education for Terminal Operator

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Employers hiring for the terminal operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Process Technology, Associates, Education, General Education, Technology, Technical, Military, Math, Science, Business

Skills for Terminal Operator

Desired skills for terminal operator include:

Equipment and operations
Mechanical and rotating equipment
Refined products
Emergency response procedures and DOT motor carrier regulations
Crude oil quality specifications
P&ID drawings
Process controls and oil movements
Regulatory requirements

Desired experience for terminal operator includes:

Must have experience in an industrial work setting
Must have experience offloading railcars
Must have experience switching railcars
Must be able to work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas
Must be able to effectively communicate orally
Must be mechanically inclined able to work with hand and power tools

Terminal Operator Examples


Terminal Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a terminal operator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for terminal operator
  • Daily operational duties include (but are not limited to) manual loading and unloading of tank-cars, tank-trucks, ocean-going tankers, tank-to-tank transfers, and blending operations
  • Operator will monitor products for quality as required by customer
  • Calculates/monitors storage capacity on tankage
  • Inspects equipment for excessive seal leakage, noise, proper oil levels
  • Operation of boiler to heat tanks
  • Possible operation of water testing equipment in lab
  • Write required safety permits as authorized, cold work, hot work, confined space, critical lifts, tank entry
  • Operation of the facility
  • Maintain operating equipment, buildings and grounds in accordance with operating procedures
  • Understand and apply principles of refrigeration systems, as appropriate
Qualifications for terminal operator
  • Trade school, formal training/significant work experience, or associates degree highly desirable
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules, , take on additional job responsibilities as needed
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screening
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an industrial environment
  • Familiarity with pipe wrenches, box wrenches and other similar tools
  • Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication/division and percentages, are required

Terminal Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a terminal operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for terminal operator
  • Perform work associated with liquid product handling of a variety of chemicals and petrochemicals, by way of tank transfers, tank truck loading and unloading, and ship fueling
  • Perform physical gauge and side gauge readings, daily facility inspections, housekeeping chores on grounds and buildings, and snow removal activities
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment, calibration and inspections
  • Maintain fuel accounting records such as daily inventories and distributions
  • Assist mechanic and technician in performing mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance
  • Train Transport Drivers for facility access and ensure surveillance of contractor activities
  • Execute safe work permitting system and ensure surveillance of contractor activities
  • Transfer products between tanks
  • Perform activities in the tank yard and Tank Truck Loading Rack (TTLR) areas
  • Maintain terminal records as directed
Qualifications for terminal operator
  • Successful completion of background check and drug screen upon offer
  • Must be able to wear standard PPE (hard hat, goggles, rain gear, steel toe boots, gloves) and qualify to wear a Full Face Respirator
  • Must be able to stand, sit or walk for long periods of time, up to 12 hours in duration
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs and raise your body weight as high as 4 feet
  • Must not have a fear of water or heights (over 40 feet)
  • Able to traverse uneven and slippery walking surfaces

Terminal Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of terminal operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for terminal operator
  • Monitors the performance of plant safety, mechanical, and environmental equipment
  • Regular communication with regulatory agencies
  • Loading and unloading Over-The-Road tanker transports, route trucks and railcars
  • Transferring product throughout facility
  • Connect and remove cargo hoses
  • Prepare Declaration of Inspection and Declaration of Security
  • Hold/conduct pre-transfer conference
  • Gauge vessel and calculate inventory
  • Act as person in charge
  • Understand and review Coast Guard Manual, DPCC/SPCC Plan, Facility Response Plan, Facility SOP, TORS
Qualifications for terminal operator
  • Must be proficient in tank car offloading procedures for both Ethanol & Crude Operations
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions, as a majority of the time will be working outside
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, rotational shifts and be available for emergency assignments
  • Must be willing to work hours during the week and/or weekends and holidays in a 24 our per day operation
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency – Some College Preferred
  • Must have and maintain a Valid Drivers License and ability to be insured according to Company guidelines

Terminal Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of terminal operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for terminal operator
  • Take product samples/run tests
  • Interface with inspectors
  • Assist in tie up of vessel
  • Pump down hoses and ship load arms
  • Bolt up flanges
  • Log tank gauges and pressures
  • Maintain communication via radio
  • Monitor vessel mooring line
  • Maintain visitors log, check ID’s, follow procedures for appropriate MARSEC Levels
  • Operate ship load arms and cranes
Qualifications for terminal operator
  • Familiarity with and / or ability to learn to use basic hand tools and perform or learn to perform preventive and basic maintenance on terminal equipment
  • Petroleum transportation, storage and distribution, electrical and or mechanical experience is a plus.)
  • Must have 2 years pipeline or oil / petroleum industry experience
  • Must have or be able to demonstrate mechanical aptitude skills and ability
  • Must have solid math skills, including addition, subtraction, percentages and fractions
  • Must have the ability to climb tanks to gauge as necessary

Terminal Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of terminal operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for terminal operator
  • Maintains grounds to include mowing, landscaping, snow and ice removal
  • Become a member of the Emergency Response Team •Other projects as assigned
  • Unload ethanol from railcars to storage tanks
  • Perform railcar switching activities
  • Perform locomotive operator duties
  • Perform tank line up for railcar to tank transfer activities
  • Perform work as assigned and directed by Crew Leader and Management
  • ERT membership may be required
  • Perform facility maintenance/housekeeping duties as assigned
  • Document and accurately measure movement of petroleum product through the terminal
Qualifications for terminal operator
  • Must have experience with heating railcars using steam
  • Must understand and remain DOT qualified (OQ)
  • Must have good communication skills and technical language with ability to check for understanding to eliminate miscommunications
  • Must demonstrate initiative and be an effective member of the work team
  • Must possess and be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull or drag hoses and equipment of up to 75 pounds in weight and climb to heights up to 50 feet

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