This position location may be based out of Carson or Los Angeles Harbor Terminal. The primary purpose of a Gauger is to perform the duties necessary to receive, measure, store and ship petroleum products. These duties include, but are not limited to, the operation and/or monitoring of Terminal equipment such as pumps, tanks, pipelines, valves, meter provers, pipeline samplers, vapor incinerators, and water treatment systems.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Perform pipeline line-ups by opening and/or closing valves. Valves may be motor operated or manual.
Starts, stops, and monitors pumping equipment used to transport petroleum products through company of third party pipelines. Ensures pumps are operated within their proper range of operation and performs minor maintenance checks to prevent damage while in operation.
Monitor operation of waste water treatment systems, vapor incinerators, truck loading and unloading racks, and tank water draw systems.
Monitor terminal for safety and environmental compliance.
Monitor intra terminal transfers of petroleum products.
Responds to operating emergencies as necessary.
Perform tasks necessary to load/unload tank trucks and rail tank cars in accordance with DOT regulations and policies.
Perform tasks necessary to conduct vessel and barge transfer operations, including vessel tie-up and release, moving product hoses, bolting hoses to flanges, draining hoses, and unbolting at completion of transfer.
Measure the volume of petroleum product in tankage by climbing to the top of the tank and measuring the height of product in the tank using a gauge tape, obtaining a sample of the product, obtaining the temperature of the product, measuring the API gravity of the sample, and performing the necessary mathematical calculations.
Obtain samples of pipeline movements either manually or by using automatic sampling devices.
Perform simple laboratory testing of petroleum products.
Perform minor maintenance of terminal equipment. Items include adjusting valve packing, oiling machinery, greasing valves, cleaning and painting.
Perform clerical tasks necessary to document terminal operations and provide other departments with inventory and billing information.
Perform housekeeping functions at terminal—sweeping, pulling weeds, cleaning racks, and cleaning boom and other clean-up activities as required.
Deploying/retrieving of hard boom, absorbent boom and spill pads from powerboat and skiff.
Operation of various terminal vehicles including trucks and forklifts.
High School Diploma or GED.
A general understanding of pipeline operations, pumping systems, petroleum products and liquid measurements is a plus.
Gaugers will progress to the next higher level upon one year in the previous level, per the bargaining agreement. Progression to the next level may be delayed for up to six months, if an employee has a written corrective action concerning job performance that is less than one year old.
Gauger level 1 – New hire
Gauger level 2 – A minimum of one year of service as a Gauger 1
Gauger level 3 – A minimum of one year of service as a Gauger 2
Gauger level 4 – A minimum of one year of service as a Gauger 3
Experience / Specific Knowledge:
Certification, licenses, registrations:
A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are required.
Satisfactorily obtaining or already possessing, and maintaining a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is a condition of employment. TWIC card is obtained by submitting an application, background check, and having fingerprints taken.
If the employee is subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company, now or in the future, compliance is required under this job description.
Competencies, skills, and abilities:
Ability to read, comprehend and respond to simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.
Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.
Self-starting individual who follows directions, adheres to a work schedule, and can focus on details.
Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.
Must be accountable and take direction from Managers; keep required work schedules, which include regular and predictable job attendance; focus attention on details; follow work rules.
Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.
Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.
Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy.
Exposure to smells and fumes associated with refined petroleum products.
Work is performed outside in varying and sometimes extreme weather situations.
Perform physical labor in a variety of extreme climactic conditions, including walking, bending, stooping, climbing tanks, digging, lifting and general manual labor.
12 hour rotating shifts (including holidays, weekends).
Position subject to 24-hour call-out, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
The majority of work time will be spent outdoors and the incumbent must be physically fit and capable of working in a variety of weather conditions, including desert hot and cold temperatures, humidity, dryness, etc.
Job requires extensive walking on a daily basis.
Incumbent will be required, on a routine basis, to bend and stoop, as well as light to medium lifting of pumps and equipment. Heavy lifting will be required at times.
Incumbents must be able to gauge and climb tanks with 50 to 80 steps on a routine basis.
Overtime required and extended work hours in cases of emergencies.
Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:
Above the minimum requirement; not required but advantageous in this position:
Hydraulics experience desired
Prior experience requiring mechanical aptitude and skill is a plus
Basic knowledge of cathodic protection
Knowledge of piping, valves and pressures
Knowledge of pipeline operations
Experience with storage tank operations, including inspections, alarms and sampling
Experience with light maintenance (mechanical, electric, electronic)
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V
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