Petroleum Inspector, Saint John

Last update 2023-10-01
Expires 2023-11-01
ID #1843218588
Petroleum Inspector, Saint John
Canada, New Brunswick, Saint John,
Modified September 14, 2023


Job Description


The Petroleum Inspector performs basic activities for bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon or chemical cargo supervision services: gauging, sampling and reconciliation of transfer from shore tank, barge or ship to shore tank, barge or ship. Acts in accordance with Client, SGS Operational Excellence practices and Industry standards.

Job Functions

  • Physically samples, measures, and takes the temperature of vessel's tanks and shore tanks utilizing a variety of methods dictated by company and American Petroleum Institute (API) procedures.
  • Follows Safely standards and performs job efficiently. Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies.
  • Calculates and reports quantities of the bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon transferred and performs full reconciliation.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, using the SGS propriety Ship Inspection Report (SIR) and / or Site Acceptance Test (SAT) systems.
  • Works in cooperation with client's representatives, US Customs, vessel personnel, government agents and shore facility personnel.
  • Maintains regular communication with the business unit office staff with reference to job status, problems, concerns, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge and adheres to the latest industry, client and SGS internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Operates to the highest standards of ethics, in accordance with the SGS Code of Integrity including adhering to all company safety practices.
  • Assists in other branch duties as assigned related to back office support and housekeeping.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School or equivalent (Required)
  • No experience required (Required)
  • Listed above education with up to 6 months of transferrable industry experience. (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License (Required)
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) (Preferred)
  • Must maintain valid Driver's License and TWIC card once obtained through course of employment (Required)
  • International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) Certification (Preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Gains knowledge and expertise in the profession (Required)
  • Uses existing procedures to solve routine problems (Required)
  • Language Skills: English – Basic level (Required)
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic level of proficiency with a good understanding of fractions and decimals (Required)
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level (Required)
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization (Required)
  • Flexibility: Must be flexible with ability to accept changes in instructions on short notice (Required)
  • Individual must be dependable and reliable whose daily presence adds to the success of the Department (Required)
  • Must have a positive attitude and show eagerness to accomplish goals and achieve desired results while working independently or in a team setting (Required)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision (Required)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, while performing numerous projects with different deadlines (Required)
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions (Required)

Computer Skills

  • MS Office - Basic to Intermediate user proficiency (Required)

Physical Demands of the Job

  • Stand: Frequently
  • Move or traverse: Frequently
  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Use hands: Constantly
  • Reach with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climb or balance: Frequently
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: Frequently
  • Talk/hear: Constantly
  • Taste/Smell: Occasionally
  • Lift/carry/push or pull: Frequently 50 lbs


Additional Information

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process. Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Petroleum inspector

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