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Terminal Operator I
Tesoro Companies Inc. | Fairbanks, Alaska
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 57681


Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Fairbanks Terminal by providing oversight and direction on operating requirements and established procedures. Operates equipment for the movement of products through facility piping between storage tanks, truck loading & off-loading rack, and product receipts. Is able to make minor routine repairs to meters and valves. The Operator 1 is qualified to fill in as lead facility operator and temporary supervisor. This position will be expected to develop other operators.


  • Working with other Tesoro Terminal personnel and alone when required.
  • Having Lead operator responsibility for the safe operation of the Terminal by providing oversight and direction on Terminal Operations.
  • Starts pumps, observes pressure gauges, and opens valves for receipt and discharge of product.
  • Oversees and ensures safe and accurate product transfers both in and out of the terminal in a timely fashion while adhering to established procedures and safety rules, while minimizing contamination between products.
  • Maintain building and grounds in a clean orderly manner. This could among other duties, include janitorial work within the building, plus outside work consisting of painting, weed control, snow removal, etc.
  • Maintain timely and accurate communication interface between Tesoro terminals and neighboring terminals.
  • Obtains inventory data by using proper gauging and recording procedures and computes information on the proper forms.
  • This individual is capable of responding to Terminal emergencies as outlined in the Contingency Plan.
  • Demonstrates ability to obtain product samples and perform gravity conversions.
  • Maintains proper log and provides accurate pass-on to relief operator.
  • Operates terminal equipment and truck loading rack within their design limitations.
  • Monitors Terminal Operator II & III activities and assists in his/her direction and training.
  • Prepares worksites for safe work by recognizing and eliminating hazards.
  • Performs required checks and preventative maintenance of valves, pumps, packings, piping etc. and painting of terminal components and structures as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Responsibility for Equipment/Materials:

Failure to perform job duties could result in damage to facility equipment and loss of inventory, resulting in significant danger to personnel and the environment.

  • Responsibility for Others’ Safety:

Has a high level of responsibility. Lack of attention or knowledge by employee can result in the exposure of other employees to hazardous situations.

  • Degree of supervision Received:

Must demonstrate proper work methods, safe attitude, and use of materials and equipment without supervision.

  • Responsibility for Internal Contacts:

Interface with other departments as required or requested.

  • Responsibility for External Contacts:

Frequent contact with 3rd, party truck drivers and neighboring terminals.

  • Mental Effort:

Must be alert at all times. This position requires concentration and ability to deal with a large complexity of piping and valves. Several activities going on at one time are not uncommon.

  • Physical Effort:

Moderate level of physical effort must be demonstrated on a continuous basis.

  • Job Conditions:

Hazards: Moderate – can be high at times of incidents resulting from abnormal activity or climatic conditions.


  • Must have minimum five (5) years’ experience as an industry operator and demonstrates the ability to perform required job tasks/duties.


  • Must be in good physical condition, have correctable 20/20 vision and normal hearing. Requires lifting of up to 50 lbs., walking, climbing ladders/stairs and pushing/pulling. Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Alaska Driver’s License and the ability to drive company-controlled vehicles.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Anchorage || Alaska || United States (US) || SF:LI-JR-1 || |Logistics || 99709 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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