Operator

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Essential Functions

An employee in this position may progress through the levels listed as training and abilities
increase; Operators at listed levels are expected to perform the following duties with increasing
levels of proficiency:
Operators Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, IIIa, IIIb
 Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates
in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SH&E principles
and values; champions safety as necessary
 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 railroad tank cars, trucks and ships and barges as assigned; loosens or
tightens bolts manually using large wrenches; crawls under tank cars, 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 pipe lines; 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.
 Participates in and completes all assigned training programs
 Understands and ensures all work performed meets Federal and State OSHA requirements
as well as Company safety, health, and environmental standards
 Trains regularly on all Federal, state and local environmental regulations, requirements and
guidelines including, but not limited to, RCRA requirements; follows and adheres to all
guidelines, regulations, and requirements
 Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope
of this position
Operators IIa, IIb, IIIa, IIIb
 Loads and unloads trucks, railcars, ships and barges at the same time safely and quickly
 Works with more experienced operators on new or unfamiliar systems to improve skills
 Reviews operations procedures for new and existing systems; participates in start-ups;
makes recommendations for the system that enhance performance and safety
 Trouble-shoots pumps, meters, heating systems, nitrogen operations; ensures optimal
equipment performance; reports deficiencies to supervisor
 Cleans and sets portable pumps
 Operates forklift as requested
Operators IIIa, IIIb
 Assumes the delegated responsibilities of Lead Operator in his or her absence

JOB DESCRIPTION
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It is Vopak's policy to employ and administer employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national
origin, disability, citizenship status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of Vietnam Era and in accordance with federal and state
civil rights laws.

 Operates forklift, tractor trailer, boom truck and vacuum truck as requested
 Conducts hands-on training for operators as assigned; advises supervisor of trainee
progress; completes training documentation

Experience
Requirement
List specific experience required to
perform this job

Operators Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, IIIa, IIIb
 Experience in terminal operations preferred but not required
 Must possess valid state Driver's License
 Good communications skills; fluent in English including reading, writing and speaking; ability
to read and write at a minimum of high school level; ability to clearly communicate to all
levels in organization
 Ability to read, interpret and follow written job instructions and directions
 Ability to read, interpret and follow U.S. Coast Guard manuals and other regulatory
documents as applicable
 Ability to read and understand safety procedures, including OSHA standards and regulations
 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
 Basic computer knowledge and user ability including database systems and other programs
and applications used at location
 Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow through on assignments
 Understanding of general business concepts
 Must be able to work varying and/or rotating shifts
 Understanding of Federal, state and local environmental regulations including RCRA
Operators IIa, IIb, IIIa, IIIb
 Minimum of 1 year experience in terminal operations
 Experience driving various forklifts
 Ability to read strapping tables
Operators IIIa, IIIb
 Minimum of 2 years experience in terminal operations
 Good computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
 Experience working with Federal, state and local environmental regulations including RCRA

Qualifications and Requirements

Qualifications and requirements

High School Diploma or GED required
 Valid state driver's license

Application process

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Step 3 (optional)
Online assessment
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Step 4
2nd interview
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