9 days old

Terminal Operator

Kinder Morgan
Houston, TX 77002
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Position Description


  • Load refined products from storage tanks to railcars
  • Unload crude oil from railcars to pipeline
  • Perform railcar switching activities
  • Perform locomotive operator duties
  • Perform tank line up for railcars and tank transfer activities
  • Perform all work in strict accordance with Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Perform all work in strict accordance with operating policies, procedures and checklists
  • Climb tank stairs, operate valves and pumps, and gauge tanks
  • Perform or assist in the performance of preventive and regular maintenance duties
  • Assist Operations with product transfer alignments including piping, pumps and associated valves
  • ERT membership may be required
  • Perform facility maintenance/housekeeping duties as assigned

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Attributes listed below are highly desirable:
  • Two or four year degree with any discipline from accredited college or university OR
  • Honorable discharge US military , any branch OR
  • Three years terminal operations/maintenance experience OR
  • Five years of Industrial experience
Industrial experience is defined as:
      • An individual must have experience in working in an Industrial setting such as a manufacturing plant, steel mill, refinery, petrochemical plants or energy related industries OR
      • Performed construction work on pipe lines, tanks or manifolds OR
      • Have Millwright or industrial mechanical, welding or electrical experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers
  • Must pass and complete Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations
  • Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Must be proficient in rail operating and switching procedures
  • Must have experience transferring Crude Oil from railcar to tank through heat traced pipeline.
  • Must have experience with heating railcars using steam.
  • Must be able to safely operate a self-propelled mobile platform to gain access to the top of railcars to connect vapor vent hoses and open valves.
  • Must be proficient in tank car offloading procedures for both refined products & Crude Operations.
  • Must have experience loading or offloading railcars
  • Must have experience switching railcars
  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test
  • Maintain training in Safety and Hazmat requirements at the facility
  • Must be able to work on docks
  • Proficient in comprehension of written work orders
  • Basic math skills required
  • Able to work with wrenches and pipe wrenches and other tools
  • Requires turning and tightening nuts and bolts
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Must be willing to work overtime with little or no notice during the week, weekends, holidays, etc as dictated by operations
  • In order to perform the essential duties, regular work attendance is required
  • Must be willing and able to work as a part of team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedules, focus attention to details, and follow work rules
  • Ability to be on-call during and after regular business and non-working hours including after dark hours, for work as may be required, assigned and scheduled as dictated by operations

  • Regularly exposed to outside in adverse weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, etc.
  • Climb ladders and work at high elevations, using the proper safety equipment
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, climb, bend, squat, reach etc. for extended periods of time
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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