Central Control Room Operator


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as a Central Control Room (CCR) Operator at Vopak and contribute to social themes such as energy security and energy transition. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as a Central Control Room (CCR) Operator at Vopak.

What will you do as a CCR Operator?

This position is responsible for coordinating the entire operations within the terminal and the pipeline transfer from an outside source by monitoring and supervising from the Central Control Room (CCR). He / she will coordinate and monitor the tasks of the field and dock operators in consultation with the field and/or Operation Supervisor(s). He / she will assess the tasks and perform risk assessments, communicating with the field operators and verifying tasks are completed safely and efficiently. Maintains data entry in MyService and other software program “Real Time” constantly coordinating and communicating with the Supervisor, Planner and other outside agencies.

The CCR Operator is capable of working as a Shift Supervisor in the field and is capable of working independently in the CCR.

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance

  • Supplemental Life/AD&D Insurance

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off

What do we expect from you as a CCR Operator?

  • Diploma in Engineering (Chemical, mechanical, electrical), Bachelor Degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science) preferred or 5-10 years’ experience within the Terminal Industry

  • A Central Control Room Operator will undergo initial training on Emerson Process management; Delta-V.  Successful completion of this training is required to assume the CCR position.  Periodic update training will be required and provided.  Training is validated by practical application of the knowledge acquired.

  • Extensive knowledge of the organization, terminal, processes, work methods and properties of stored (classified) products.

  • Sound knowledge of required quality, safety and environmental regulations as well as knowledge of the products in relation to safety and environment.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow U.S. Coast Guard manuals and other regulatory documents as applicable

  • Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and long division; ability to work with fractions and perform various mathematical conversions commonly used in petrochemical industry

  • Knowledge of operation computerized systems and software (Excel, Word)

  • Oral and written knowledge of the English language.

  • Good social and communication skills.

  • Self-reliance and initiative, ability to set priorities

  • Accuracy

What does your day look like?

Your core responsibilities are:

  • Assists in the development, training, implementation and monitoring of safety, health, environmental, quality and security (SHEQ) policies, procedures and programs; ensures compliance with local, state and Federal regulations, codes and standards; develops, implements, and complies with Company global SHEQ standards, practices, and  applicable codes; maintains continued quality of Company process systems; supports development, implementation, and measurement of SHEQ procedures, practices, projects, and record keeping

  • Opens and closes valves by hand or by use of computer for valves with remote operation

  • Ensures correct tank lineup for various receipt and delivery operations; performs tank gauging and temperature verification; completes associated paperwork

  • Reviews operation orders for errors; verifies proper backup, tank selection and suitability of equipment or material

  • Loads and unloads trucks and ships and barges as assigned; loosens or tightens bolts manually using large wrenches; walks on docks, hooks up and releases hoses; positions mechanical load arm or connects product hoses; reviews and completes documentation; monitors gauges; adjusts flow rates; follows written or oral instructions

  • Ascends and descends ladders and stairs to manually gauge tanks

  • Responds rapidly and appropriately to emergencies following safety guidelines and procedures; uses equipment, chemicals and procedures appropriate to the situation to mitigate damages

  • Cleans truck stations by scraping and sweeping; cleans and realigns pipelines; performs miscellaneous cleaning activities as assigned

  • Performs simple maintenance including small to medium valve change out, hose change out, small project painting, fitting change out, refill pump oilers, etc.

  • The CCR Operator is responsible for the safe, environmentally sound, and economic operation of terminal areas by operating the DCS (DeltaV) and other control systems, and by directing outside personnel to control the areas. They optimize terminal operations by implementing actions set by the Operations Management.

  • Responsible for developing “Historical Trend Analysis”

  • Troubleshoot and investigate alarms.

  • Directs follow up actions to correct alarms                       

  • Assist in the planning of activities and preparations as per the operational requirements.

  • Real time entry in the MyService and other software programs.

  • Responsible for CCR administrative activities (monitor, troubleshoot and manage alarms, maintaining the various parameters of equipment such as; ATGs, pump rates, flows, pressures, ship shore readings, monitoring key systems i.e. N2 & O2 levels, natural gas, temperatures).

  • Ensure customer reports are sent within agreed timeframe

  • Responsible for capturing loading and unloading stop gauges.

  • Works as relief Operations Supervisors as required for coverage.

  • Work in any outside operations area as required for coverage and to maintain area proficiency.

  • Trains step-up operators on the console.

  • Works with others to implement change, i.e. terminal improvements, safety suggestions, new procedures, and new operational policies and guidelines.

  • Ensures procedures are followed where practical. Records any deviations.

  • Continually looks for better ways to do things, better procedures, and more efficient methods

  • Discusses own personal development with Operations Supervisor, reviewing performance versus objectives to highlight areas that require attention. Makes plans to improve.

  • Looks for ways to reduce energy consumption.

  • Makes a proper shift relief, including: reviewing logbook, daily notes, operating data, operating plans or deviations from operating plans, and discussion of any problems or unusual circumstances experienced or anticipated.

  • Communicates cross-functionally with all departments as necessary to meet the demands of the position.

  • Security related duties (signing in personal and random vehicle checks)

  • Pipeline Operator (PHMSA Qualification)

  • Permit writing (Cold Work / Hot Work and Confine Space)

  • Coordinating with inspectors/surveyors (Sampling / Gauging / Vessel Loads)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

Work Environment

This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ F and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 20° F in the winter months.  There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 90’ in height.  The employee may be required to enter confined spaces.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.

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