Position Title: Facility Operator 
DepartmentOperations - Hull Terminal, PPEM
Position reports to:Terminal Superintendent
Status: At Will Employment
LocationNorth America – US Operations 

April 19th, 2022

Job Assignment:

Reporting to the Terminal Superintendent, the Facility Operator functions on a 12-hour rotating shift basis. The position is primarily responsible, as part of a shift team, for the safe and efficient operations of the terminal in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). The position is also responsible for the safe handling of Hull Terminal products through the pipeline system and execution of safe, efficient, and timely turnaround of railcars and road tanker wagons in accordance with pre-contracted agreements. These activities must be conducted safely, cost-effectively, and reliably and must be delivered in a manner that consistently adds value to PPEM’s overall business process.

Individual’s Safety Responsibility:

It is the responsibility of each employee to protect oneself as well as fellow workers from injury. Work shall be conducted according to established safe practices and procedures. Please refer to the company’s Safety Manual.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Conducts safe and efficient operation of all vessels loading. Monitors the operations of railcar and truck loading and product transfer equipment; detects and assesses irregularities, troubleshooting rudimentary problems and generates work request to address issues that require specialized attention.

2. Accountable for safe handling of Hull Terminal products through pipeline system – working with Operations Team.

3. Monitors, controls, and directs activities and operations of equipment to ensure optimal availability/uptime.

4. Assists maintenance with the safe execution of cleaning, batching and intelligent pigging activities for pipeline aspects as per DOT requirements.

5. Analyzes storage and equipment performances, identifies abnormal operational situations, troubleshoots and prepares systems for implementing planned actions to resolve technical issues through the deployment of allocated resources.

6. Provides support in coordination with departments (Front Office and Maintenance) for planning and managing resources for successful operation of product transfers and loading facilities and shipping windows to resolve operational issues in a timely manner.

7. Identifies issues with all associated equipment, recognizing mechanical or instrumentation and electrical problems, generate trouble calls on EAM perform the required function test to ensure operability.

8. Works with the maintenance groups, vendor representatives and other parties to identify and troubleshoot problems and resolve outstanding issues with equipment associated with transfer operations; ensuring site is running at optimal operations and working together to meet targets/goals.

9. Reviews and issues work permits (hot and cold) for on-site work.

10. Oversees lock out/tag out for terminal equipment.

11. Manages safety sensitive situations in conjunction with Emergency Response Team.

12. Prepares for daily start of shift turnover, meetings, and daily rounds.

13. Performs product quality testing and analysis and preparation of Certificate of Analysis (COA).

14. Gathers and prepares relevant documentation for railcar and truck loading and third-party transfers in accordance with approved procedures.

15. Maintains a clean and safe work environment

16. Develops and reviews procedures in line with Process Safety Management (PSM) guidelines, under direction of Terminal Superintendent. Ensures work is conducted according to established safe practices and procedures.

17. Updates Procedures for Pipeline and Facility Operations.

18. Provides technical guidance for the development of junior operators.

19. Attends Operations meetings (shift and non-shift) with terminal team.

20. Oversees daily operations of rail movement, loading and unloading of Rail Cars & Trucks with NGL products (propane, butane & mixed NGL).

21. Maintains strong relationships with the local 3rd party trucking firms using the terminal.

22. Ensures that safe loading and off-loading practices are being followed each day at the terminal.

23. Assists Operations and Maintenance to ensure all safety and preventative maintenance items are completed.

24. Works with Terminal Superintendent on regular reviews and updates of all Facility and Rail Safe Operating Procedures.

25. Works with Logistics Team to ensure safe and on-time deliveries of products.

26. Interacts with local rail staff including track inspectors, crews, and train management.

Job Specifications

Minimum Acceptable Academic Qualifications

Engineering Technician Diploma or Associate Degree in a science or engineering field or related discipline (Chemical/Process, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical or Instrumentation, or related program)

OR equivalent combination of education, technical training, and experience in a facility operations.


Minimum number of years of Relevant Experience

• Five (5) years’ experience in an oil and gas production facility and/or terminal operations

• Previous experience in rail car and truck loading, maintenance and NGL product handling.

Specific Skills or Knowledge

• Strong commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment and compliance with all Federal and Texas State regulations.

• Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.

• Strong team player with proven communication, computer, problem solving and decision-making skills.

• Highly organized, reliable individual with attention to detail.

• Participates in the facility work functions as a team member with a focus on internal and external customer service.

• Operates the facility in a safe, economical, and efficient manner using quality principals.

• Conducts maintenance and accounting responsibilities in accordance with established company and governmental regulations.

• Knowledge of and experience with operating, testing, troubleshooting technical systems in a manner that is safe to personnel and the environment.

• Advanced knowledge of physical / chemical processes.

• Advanced Knowledge of the operation of rotating equipment e.g., compressors, pumps

• Ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.

• Good planning, organizational and analytical skills.

• Knowledge and understanding of the local and international gas industry.

• Maintain DOT required certification.

• Understanding of the facility infrastructure and developing drawings of more complex systems. IC4, NC4, C3, NGL, Purge Gas, Flare, Fire Water, and Inst. Air Systems.

• Globally Harmonized, Fire Ext, Standard First Aid & CPR, AED, SCBA and Fall Protection.

• Competent in railcar loading and unloading.

• Unloading; Rail Car Operations, Securement, Switching and Rail Car Mover Operations and Inspections.


“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified”