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Terminal Operator at Kinder Morgan, Inc. in La Porte, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description


  • Load and unload tank trucks, ships and barges

  • Record product temperature and levels in storage tanks

  • Perform work as assigned and directed by Foreman

  • Perform all work in strict accordance with Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • Perform all work in strict accordance with operating policies, procedures and checklists

  • Climb tank stairs, operate valves and pumps, gauge tanks

  • Maintain training in Safety and Hazmat requirements at the facility

  • Perform or assist in the performance of preventive and regular maintenance duties

  • Assist Operations with product transfer alignments including piping, pumps and associated valves

  • Become a member of the Emergency Response Team

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency - Some College Preferred

  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers

  • Must pass and complete Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations

  • Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets

  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed


  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test

  • Must train in Safety and Hazmat requirements at the facility

  • Proficient in comprehension of written work orders

  • Basic math skills required

  • Able to handle working with chemicals, acids and petroleum products and be around vapors with respiratory protection

  • Able to work with wrenches and pipe wrenches and other tools

  • Requires turning and tightening nuts and bolts lifting up to 50 pounds at times.

  • Must be able to work on docks

  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally with all levels of management

  • Must be willing to work in outdoors environment

  • Must be willing to work overtime with little or no notice during the week, weekends, holidays, etc as dictated by operations

  • In order to perform the essential duties, regular work attendance is required

  • Must be willing and able to work as a part of team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedules, focus attention to details, and follow work rules

  • Ability to carry a company issued cell phone/radio and be on-call during and after regular business and non-working hours including after dark hours, for work as may be required, assigned and scheduled as dictated by operations


  • Regularly exposed to outside in adverse weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, etc.

  • Climb ladders and work at high elevations, using the proper safety equipment

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, climb, etc. for extended periods of time

  • Regularly lift and/or move a up to 50 pounds

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.