Terminal Manager

Job Description


JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for the safe operation of a petroleum terminal, in connection with receiving, storing, and loading of ethanol and petroleum products via truck and pipeline


Circle K is the world’s largest fuel retailer, and operates approximately 15,000 sites worldwide. Our Global Fuels Practice manages the end to end operation of fuel globally, including supply, terminal and distribution. An operation covering approx. 15 billion gallons of fuel annually. The Newport Terminal is a key terminal in Global Fuels Terminals, part of the North American Division. We are now seeking a skilled candidate to manage this facility. The candidate will also be considered for wider tasks in the future, managing the terminal practice in US, with 3 locations (Minneapolis, Birmingham and Phoenix). The position will initially report to the head of North America Division.



Responsible for the implementation and over site of:

  • The administration of a positive terminal HSE program.
  • The administration of a thorough OSHA training program for all terminal personnel.
  • The implementation, administration and continued documentation of an effective Terminal Maintenance Program for all associated equipment.
  • The continued training and coaching of terminal operations team.
  • Operation projects within the terminal.
  • Safety and operational readiness training within the terminal.
  • API 653 tank inspections to include the tank repairs and modifications and the documentation of the same.
  • Third party contracts including contract negotiations where applicable and any commercial follow up as needed.  
  • Communications and interactions with regulatory agencies to include, local, state and federal.  



  • Ensure the facility continues to portray a positive influence on the community, the environment and the company.
  • Manage maintenance and accounting tasks in accordance with established company and governmental regulations.
  • Manage daily walk around inspections to identify any potential risks and ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained at all times.
  • Participate in the operation, maintenance, safety and environmental matters of the terminal.
  • Answer and respond to after-hours calls 24/7.
  • Supervise the changing of filters and alignment all valves (manifolds and tanks) inside the terminal property to assure proper handling, storage and integrity of petroleum products.
  • Manage and supervise the terminal staff to generate reports using the terminal’s Diamond load rack system to facilitate operational needs, update carrier, driver and trailer information, and work with the bill of lading creation and modification.
  • Manage the pipeline locates, both scheduled and emergency; conduct inspections on pipeline right-of-way.
  • Manage the sampling of products from petroleum tanks and the analyzing of product for clarity, flash/gravity, ethanol concentration.
  • Supervise terminal the terminal staff in keeping the loading rack equipment (mechanical and electrical) clean and in good working order at all time.
  • Safely operate terminal maintenance equipment to include a truck with snow plow, skid steer with associated attachments, fork lift and miscellaneous gas-powered pumps.
  • Interact with drivers and contractors to ensure they follow all company and safety regulations. 
  • Manage the training of new drivers to ensure familiarity with the Newport Terminal automation system, loading equipment, unloading equipment and emergency features of the terminal.
  • Monitor outside contractors for safety procedure compliance.
  • Ensure all environmental and safety equipment is working properly. 
  • Participate in emergency responses, both training and actual.  Participate in meeting with officials from various organizations (MPCA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies), and maintain strong relationships.




  • Safe work habits in an industrial environment are required.
  • An open form of communication.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Financial understanding combined with a strong commercial mindset.
  • Ability to manage in a team type of environment.   
  • Adaptable to changing conditions and available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and resolve issues.
  • Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with electrical training, knowledge or experience a plus.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Extensive travel will eventually be required.  



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Safety training and hazardous materials training required.
  • Spill response training for hazardous materials imperative.
  • Four-plus years of experience in petroleum terminal operations, including API 653 requirements.
  • 5 years-plus in a management position in a hazardous material work environment.