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Petroleum Inspector - Texas City, TX

051385 Requisition #


Responsible for conducting quantity determination inspections of ships, barges and pipeline transfers of petroleum, petrochemical and chemical products 


• Perform duties inshore and offshore meeting all safety and training requirements.

• Travel to other USG locations -  up to 25% of time.

• Physically sample, measure, and take the temperature of vessel’s tanks and shore tanks utilizing a variety of methods dictated by company and ASTM procedures.
• Calculate and certify quantities transferred and perform all reconciliation of same.
• Accurately complete all required reports and forms.
• Work constructively with client’s representatives, U.S. Customs, vessel personnel, and shore facility personnel to provide clients with Quality and Quantity assurance 
• Maintain regular communication with office staff with reference to job status, problems, concerns, etc.

• Stay current with and adhere to the latest industry and client procedures and standards as provided by Field Supervisors and/or Office staff

• Provide guidance and assist in the training of Inspector Trainees.

• Operate to the highest standards of ethics, in accordance with the SGS Statement of Integrity. 
• All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.
• Assist in other branch duties as assigned (Dispatching, filing, sampling disposal, etc.). 
• Handles difficult assignments, multiple cargo ships, priority assignments, and chemical movement. Recognize and resolve field related problems

• At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct


• High School degree or general education degree (GED).

• Minimum of 3 years experience coupled with IFIA

• Must have HUET certification or equivalent and/or obtain within 30 days of employment
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization.
• Basic math comprehension with an aptitude for fractions.
• Must be able to perform job duties as it pertains to:
• Working outdoors during adverse weather conditions (rain, heat, cold, etc.,)
• Must be able to work in confined spaces.
• Must be able to climb storage tank ladders and stairs, typically 25 to 65 feet high.
• Must be able to climb vessel gangways, stairs, ladders, etc.
• Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds of samples, gear or equipment.
• Must be able to differentiate between colors accurately by sight.
• Must have flexible schedule and be available 6/24 hour basis. Able to work extended or abnormal hours (evenings, weekend / holiday) when needed to meet business commitments.

• Must have reliable insured transportation, with sufficient room to carry equipment (SUV)
• Depending on situation, may have to utilize SCBA and / respirator. (Will be trained and fit tested). 
• Must maintain active driver’s license, TWIC, and adhere to OSHA requirements for respirator fitting.
• Must successfully pass pre-physical/drug/alcohol testing (including annual).


• Ability to work effectively under pressure, while performing numerous projects concurrently with different deadlines.
• High tolerance for job pressure and extended hours.
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal and written).
• Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when necessary.
• Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions.
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations.
• Must be able to work within a team environment (assist, train, etc. co-workers) but works independently with minimal or no supervision.




• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will be called back shortly. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability 

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