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Terminal Technician

Terminal Technician

  • Location United States - Iowa - Dubuque
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 133384BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

Role synopsis

This role is responsible for the handling of petroleum products in a safe and environmentally appropriate manner.

Key accountabilities

  • Successfully and effectively follow all health, safety, security, environmental (HSSE) and operational practices and procedures
  • Possess knowledge of terminal equipment, regulatory requirements, terminal maintenance and computer operation
  • Understand and follow internal and external policies and procedures and recognize out of compliance conditions and implement corrective action
  • Monitor and maintain equipment in a manner that will allow for safe, efficient operations 24/7
  • Be able to work alone at times which will require a high level of motivation and initiative
  • Effectively communicate with managers, peers and contractors as necessary
  • Coordinate and manage multiple tasks
In addition, the Terminal technician will perform the following tasks as part of their job responsibilities, not meant to be all inclusive:
  • Perform automatic and manual readings (meter, gauges, etc.)
  • Perform maintenance and housekeeping on various pieces of terminal equipment and/or terminal grounds involving physical labor activities such as lifting, hammering, wrenching, pulling, or climbing
  • Conduct sampling, calibration and other quality assurance activities
  • Gauge terminal tanks before receipt of product by the truck, railcar or marine tanker vessel
  • Log information, complete training and communicate with others
  • Complete authorization to work permits and other safety related paperwork and procedures such as lock-out/tag-out
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Maintain product integrity
  • Learn and follow government regulations
  • Provide safety orientations, as appropriate
  • Maintain terminal automation systems an all related equipment
  • Keep appropriate documentation up to date, organized, and readily available
  • Interface effectively with Project Managers
  • Assist with, prepare, and implement a preventative maintenance program

Essential Education

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Ability and willingness to work up to 14 hours a shift
  • Ability to work outside for long periods of time and in any weather condition
  • Willing to work weekends on a rotating schedule
  • Willing to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a rotating schedule
  • Must be physically qualified, including but not limited to, the ability to lift, carry, push, pull or drag hoses and equipment of up to 50 pounds in weight and climb heights up to 50’
  • Must have a mechanical proficiency (currently have or capability to develop skills & abilities)
  • Must have good communication skills and technical language with ability to check for understanding to eliminate miscommunications
  • Possess basic to intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must Pass a Job Skills Test (JST)

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • Two years pipeline or oil/petroleum proven experience
  • Post-high school education in technical crafts or work experience in job duties described above, preferred
  • Knowledge of diagrams (electrical/mechanical) reading
  • Knowledge of pressure control devices, valves, etc.

Why join us

At bp, we believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life, including a generous paid parental leave policy and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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