Terminal Operator



İstanbul, Turkey
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
British Columbia, Canada

Job Family Group:

Downstream Supply Chain

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

Business unit:

Downstream and Renewables

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

  • What is This Position?

    The Terminal Operator –Shellburn is part of a team of 13 people at the site with the objective of delivering safe and reliable operations to serve Shell’s fuel customers in the local market, being a supply point for other Shell terminals, and product export. Adherence to both Shell and Regulatory Compliance, respecting Shell’s Code of Conduct, and maintaining our “License to Operate” is essential. The role is crucial in maintaining day-to-day operations and a key interface with Contractors and Carriers, overseeing product handling (rail, marine, pipeline, truck), maintenance and project activities.

    Where Do You Fit In?

    The Shellburn Terminal receives refined products (gasoline, distillate and biofuels) via rail car and marine and ships products via pipeline, marine and truck.

    The Shellburn Terminal has 3 staff employees, 10 hourly terminal operators

    What is the Role?

    Terminal Operators are responsible for all operational duties related to the receipt, storage, and distribution of its products.

    Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Maintaining compliance with company procedures and government regulations related to HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental) and various agency permits

    • Handling, receiving, transferring, shipping, and storing petroleum products via pipeline, rail car, marine and truck

    • Physical offloading of railcars

    • Providing general maintenance, surveillance checks and housekeeping in support of terminal assets to ensure a safe, secure, and environmentally sound operation

    • Supervision and coordination of contractors as well as issuing of Permits to Work

    • Initiate emergency response actions for people and processes

    • Ability to solve loading rack malfunctions and other terminal systems

    • Conducting quality assurance sampling and testing of products

    • Operation of the waste water treatment plant

    • Accountable for compliance with company and regulatory procedures in the execution of the job such as:

      • Compliance with the HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental) and Control Framework

      • Compliance with the Global Terminal Operations Manual

      • Compliance with the Distribution Measurement Manual

    The terminal is operated 24/7, shift work and overtime is required.

    The Shellburn Terminal Operator is a member of the UNIFOR Union, Local 114.

  • What We Need from You?

    • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma

    • Computer skills, Excel, word, email, texting

    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

    • Willing to work outside in inclement weather with or without accommodation

    • Physically capable of unloading railcars, including unbolting manways, manipulation and connection of hose under the rail car.

    • Willing to climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without accommodation

    • Willing to work a rotating shift work schedule

    • Comfortable working alone outside of normal business hours and/or with minimal supervision

    • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends

    • Willing to be on call and meet call-out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies

    • Willing to support and comply with the company’s safety policies and initiatives

    Beneficial Certificates

    • Petroleum technician

    • Instrumentation Tech

    • Millwright



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