• Operator - Petroleum Coke

    Location(s) USA-TX-Port Arthur
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    General Labor
  • Overview

    The Petroleum Coke Operator is responsible for safely performing the basic tasks required to move petroleum coke at the Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) in the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery.  



    • Follow proper safety rules and operating procedures to support zero tolerance safety objectives
    • Load / Unload and move railcars
    • Load coke into barges by operating barge haul system and associated bulk material handling equipment
    • Operate Rail King, co-ordinate & perform unit rail switching activities
    • Operate conveyor, crusher, silo & loading chute
    • Operate drum-un-heading equipment with assistance from certified unheader
    • Train and Learn to Operate the Coke Cutting Equipment
    • Train and Learn to Operate the DCU Bridge Crane
    • Complete and maintain required daily paperwork
    • Perform general cleanup of entire DCU and Load Out Shed including, but not limited to, keeping the ground clear of spilled coke and washing down equipment
    • Housekeeping duties, including keeping offices, restrooms, break rooms and work rooms clean and tidy
    • Assist Maintenance personnel, as needed 


    • Experience in rail switching and some knowledge of handling systems (Conveyors and Feeders)
    • Be able to read, write and understand English and follow written and/or verbal instructions
    • Environmental & Safety awareness
    • Cooperates and works well with others in either one-on-one or group situations
    • Contributes actively to team objectives, takes on responsibilities and is responsible for actions
    • Must be able to work a rotating (days/nights)12-hour shift to include weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary (Hands On)


    • High School or GED
    • 1 year refinery, plant or industrial experience

    Physical Requirements:                               

    • Occasionally work in areas outside of your normal duties, when instructed by Supervision
    • Physically able to handle large tools, climb on and off the equipment
    • Ascend and descend ladders
    • Should not have a fear of heights


    With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.



    Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


    Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.



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