Senior Terminal Operator

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


Directly Assist Terminal Management with the following:

  • 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.
  • Conduct maintenance and accounting tasks in accordance with established company and governmental regulations.
  • Perform 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.
  • Change filters and align all valves (manifolds and tanks) inside the terminal property to assure proper handling, storage and integrity of petroleum products.
  • 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.
  • Conduct pipeline locates, both scheduled and emergency; conduct inspections on pipeline right-of-way.
  • Pull samples from petroleum tanks and analyze product for clarity, flash/gravity, ethanol concentration.
  • Keep loading rack equipment (mechanical and electrical) clean and in good working order at all time.
  • Keep the driver and terminal areas clean and organized.
  • 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 ensure they follow all company and safety regulations. 
  • Train 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.   
  • Ability and willingness to climb petroleum storage tanks up to 50 ft. tall and the ability to lift 100 pounds are required.
  • 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.
  • Travel as 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.