Terminal Operator



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

What’s the Role?

Shell is seeking Terminal Operator to join us at the Washington – Sea Lubes Plant.

The Terminal Operator covers a large area and wide range of equipment. This position requires up front planning to execute tasks timely and safely in areas.


  • Monitors pipeline equipment (meters, computer systems, etc.); gauges and tests product in storage tanks, monitor product flow through pipelines, tank farm, truck rack, dock and rail operations as assigned following prescribed procedures, standards, and regulations; and works as needed with stakeholders (Control Center, Scheduling, and customers)

  • Maintains safety awareness and actively observes for abnormal or dangerous situations which could result in a release or unsafe condition.

  • Perform all work in a safe manner to achieve Goal Zero

  • Follow scheduling orders and conduct pipeline line ups for receipt of product from pipeline, tanks, tankers, truck loading rack.

  • Monitor instrumentation and product movement for variations outside of prescribed procedures.

  • Perform required inspections and record keeping throughout work schedule (tank gauging, tank inspections, pipeline inspections)

  • Perform stock accounting, manual gauging, temperature verification and calibration.

  • Responsible for facility surveillance by adhering to Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan, Local Operations Procedures (LOPs), and Terminal site regulatory checklists (release prevention, security, general housekeeping.

  • Work with stakeholders (Control Center, Scheduling, and customers) to resolve scheduling conflicts and communicate any equipment issues which could impact ability to meet scheduling orders.

  • Responsible for validating/calibrating the testing equipment before use. Responsible for product testing including, pulling samples according to measurement procedures established in measurement manual; perform sample testing appropriate measurement equipment.

  • Participate in Loss/Gain meetings to provide information in trouble shooting Loss/Gain issues; complete inventory sheets for designated system to support trouble shooting.

  • Review and follow Local Operating Procedures/Safe Work Procedures

  • Complete and stay in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations; Operator Qualifications; Measurement Policies & Procedures; HSSE training and standards; and all other applicable regulations (e.g. AQMD, SPCC, Hazmat, RCRA, Weights and Measures

  • Actively support and participate in the AMS and SAP/S4 Maintenance processes, audits, inspections, and other company sponsored initiatives.

  • Actively support facility housekeeping

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Preferably Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology

  • Must have a valid driver’s License

  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC card

  • Must be able to obtain a HAZWOPER/OPA 90 First Responder Certificate

  • Prefer 2 years’ experience working as a Terminal or Pipeline Operator

  • Must have an experience in conducting Job Hazard Analysis

  • Experience working in an environment supporting oil or product movement and applying analysis.

  • Experience with sample testing and measurement

  • Experience demonstrating safe work practices and compliance in a hazardous work environment.

  • Working knowledge of sampling and measurement equipment, conducting tests and inspections of products, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Experience using mathematics and applying formulas in measurement calculations.

  • Experience in obtaining and issuing Work Permits is a plus.

  • Experience in applying Lockout/Tag Out is a plus.

  • Must have proficiency in working on a computer, using standard operating programs, and entering information into systems.

  • Must be proficient in planning, coordinating, and executing work plans and preventative and reactive maintenance programs.

  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written)

  • Daily activities may include moderate lifting, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting, standing, walking on uneven ground, climbing, twisting, pulling, and pushing.

  • Must be able to climb tanks over 50 feet high on a regular basis multiple time per day

  • Willingness to work a rotating shift schedule (including on-call, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime)

  • Willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions in summer and winter, as well as working and driving in highly congested traffic areas on city streets.

The following Equipment Experience is preferred.

  • Pumps (PD and Centrifugal)

  • Chemical Handling Equipment (Product Flash and RVP Machines)

  • Computer Software (TMS, S4/HANNA SAP)

  • Control Valves

  • Dead Weight Tester

  • Digital Pressure Gauge

  • Flash Tester

  • Densitometer

  • Digital Thermometer

  • Glass Master Thermometer

  • Gravitometer

  • Multimeter

  • Thermohydrometer

  • Thermometer

  • Portable Electronic Temperature (PET)

  • Rosemont Transmitters

  • Sampling Equipment (Sample Pots, Circulating Pumps)

  • Tape Gauge w/ bob

  • Sump Tank

***Please note that there is an Online Assessment which is required for this position. In order to be considered, you must complete the assessment and receive a passing score, even if you have taken previous assessments. Please review your Workday tasks, directions and instructions in order to ensure you complete the required test within the provided timeframe***

The base salary range for this role is $70,000 - $106,000. Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.

Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at https://www.shell.us/careers/about-careers-at-shell/rewards-and-benefits.html.

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in among other exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, chemicals, electric power, renewables and energy solutions.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards f performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment processes, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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