American Refining Group, Inc.

Company Info
American Refining Group Inc. (ARG) delivers specialty refining solutions for diverse market applications. Our product line includes base oils, solvents, waxes, resins, fuels, and blended lubes. We are an ESOP company with an ownership culture throughout. As the trusted partner of choice, we focus on continuously improving our processes to ensure our offerings meet and exceed expectations. We take great pride in prioritizing safety, integrity and environmental stewardship while delivering high-quality petroleum products, services, and relations. ARG’s philanthropic, entrepreneurial spirit encourages employees to inspire, innovate and contribute to our collective wellbeing, in our own communities and beyond.

Position Description
This position is responsible for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of railcars and tanker trucks containing crude oil. Individuals in this role prepare the crude oil in stock tanks to ensure minimum sediment and water and works to transfer supply from tanks to railcars via loading pumps for shipment to Bradford refinery. This further requires thorough inspection of railcar equipment prior to and post-loading to ensure incident-free transport in accordance with company and federal railroad regulations.

Scope & Responsibilities
·         Verifies railcar is positioned and properly secured at the loading rack and ensures compatibility with last product contained.

·         Visually inspect railcar before product transfer to ensure that it is mechanically sound and free of defects.

·         Determine weights before and after transfer to ensure that outages do not exceed vessel certification(s).

·         Connects hoses to railcar bottom valves, opens vent lids and valves and operates pumps to make crude oil transfers.

·         Reads tank gauges and monitors tank levels while observing entire loading operation to avoid contamination or spillage.

·         Drains water from stock tanks to water tanks and records opening and closing gauges.

·         Monitors freshwater levels within the dike and coordinates sample collection for testing.

·         Documents and communicates flow volume and duration for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance.

·         Inspects railcars prior to release from siding in accordance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) guidelines and keeps records for same.

·         Repairs or replaces lid bolts and notifies logistics of any defects or repairs as appropriate.

·         Responsible for air wrenches, hoses, pumps, and fittings and maintains inventory in secured area.

·         Assist with transportation of truck units to and from repair shops.

·         Conducts general maintenance activities which includes, but is not limited to keeping unloading islands clean, painting tanks or buildings &/or patching holes in roadways.

·         Perform other job-related duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management.
Education & Qualifications
·         High School Graduate/GED with up to two (2) years general work experience preferred.

·         Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license; Class A CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsement desirable.

COVID-19 vaccine is required for any new hire to this position; candidates must provide proof of full vaccination (reasonable accommodations will be considered).

Competencies & Performance Areas
Able to read, write and take measurements to properly calculate volumes.

Safe and proper use of tools, forklifts, JLG man lifts and any equipment necessary to perform job functions.

Understand and follow the Lockout/Tagout regulations and Open Line/Entry permit requirements.

Adhere to safety policies and follow good housekeeping practices keeping work areas clean and orderly.

Capable of climbing and working in elevated locations in all weather conditions.

Must understand and follow all FRA, DOT, HazMat, OSHA and company rules, regulations, and safety policies.

Successful completion of all company mandated &/or job-related training programs deemed appropriate.

Physical & Cognitive Demands
COGNITIVE DEMANDS: includes the ability to meet deadlines, focus attention, work independently or within team, perform repetitive tasks, assess spatial relations, communicate effectively, read, and comprehend, interpret information, organize, think critically, troubleshoot and exercise independent judgement.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: seeing, speaking, hearing, smelling, kneeling, stooping, sitting, walk/climb/crawl, stand/reach, listen, writing, physical coordination to execute precision work, driving, climbing, twisting/bending, depth perception, assembling parts, keyboarding, push/pull/lift/carry or otherwise transport 50 pounds.

Work in various indoor and outdoor environments in extreme heat or cold with exposure to hazardous materials.

Possess sufficient physical strength and endurance to lift heavy objects and perform work from elevated platforms.

Able to wear Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)

May be required to work overtime, holidays, weekends scheduled time off &/or shift work as required to support plant operations.

Additional Notes
This position, as well as every other position at American Refining Group, is required to conduct their work at a high level of safety and quality performance. We require our employees to adhere to safety policies and procedures and expect they will help and encourage colleagues to do so as well. Our goal is to strive for a Zero-Incident environment that is a benefit to our employees and community. Our commitment to safety is identified as one of our core values: “Safety is our Compass”. Employees are expected to understand and operate under current Process Safety Management guidelines in accordance with their role. Adherence to our Refinery Conduct of Operations in refinery and safety-sensitive functions is critical to our ongoing commitment to reliable operations.

American Refining Group, Inc. executes and maintains a Quality Management System to meet specified customer requirements for product performance, safety and service. Employees are expected to understand and operate under ISO 9001 guidelines in executing the functions of their position. Our Quality Policy states, “American Refining Group, Inc. is dedicated to meeting customer expectations by managing risk through continuous improvement and operational excellence.”

ARG culture promotes ongoing training and mentoring that is intended to be a developmental partnership for all (employees are subject to ongoing performance evaluations and feedback).

This is not a job bid – external recruiting is being conducted concurrently with internal posting. Applicant will be selected based on qualifications and a job interview; final selection will rest solely with the Company.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

EEO Employer –ARG is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in our recruiting and employment practices. If assistance is needed to participate in the application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, please contact Human Resources at 814-368-1392.

To apply for this job email your details to krounsville@amref.com