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Petroleum Inspector at SGS S.A.

Petroleum Inspector

SGS S.A. Logan Township, NJ Full-Time

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


Petroleum Inspector, Intermediate performs testing of bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon or chemical cargo supervision services, such as but not limited to, gauging, sampling and reconciliation of transfer from shore tank, barge or ship to shore tank, barge or ship. Acts in accordance with Client, SGS Operational Excellence practices and Industry standards.

Job Functions

  • Physically samples, measures, and takes the temperature of vessel’s tanks and shore tanks utilizing a variety of methods dictated by company and American Petroleum Institute (API) procedures.
  • Follows Safely standards and performs job efficiently. Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies.
  • Calculates and reports quantities of the bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon transferred and performs full reconciliation.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, using the SGS propriety Ship Inspection Report (SIR) and / or Site Acceptance Test (SAT) systems.
  • Works in cooperation with client’s representatives, US Customs, vessel personnel, government agents and shore facility personnel.
  • Maintains regular communication with the business unit office staff with reference to job status, problems, concerns, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge and adheres to the latest industry, client and SGS internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Operates to the highest standards of ethics, in accordance with the SGS Code of Integrity including adhering to all company safety practices.
  • Assists in other branch duties as assigned related to back office support and housekeeping.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School or equivalent (Required)
  • 6 months to 2 years of transferrable industry experience (Required)
  • Completion of internal Inspector Development Program Level (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Driver’s License (Required)
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) (Preferred)
  • Must maintain valid Driver’s License and TWIC card once obtained through course of employment (Required)
  • International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) Certification (Preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Continues to gain knowledge and expertise in the profession (Required)
  • Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems (Required)
  • Has no discretion to vary from established procedures by performing structured work assignments (Required)
  • Language Skills: English – Basic level (Required)
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic level of proficiency with a good understanding of fractions and decimals (Required)
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level (Required)
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization (Required)
  • Flexibility: Must be flexible with ability to accept changes in instructions on short notice (Required)
  • Individual must be dependable and reliable whose daily presence adds to the success of the Department (Required)
  • Must have a positive attitude and show eagerness to accomplish goals and achieve desired results while working independently or in a team setting (Required)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision (Required)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, while performing numerous projects with different deadlines (Required)
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions (Required)

Computer Skills

  • MS Office - Basic to Intermediate user proficiency (Required)

Physical Demands of the Job

  • Stand: Frequently
  • Move or traverse: Frequently
  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Use hands: Constantly
  • Reach with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climb or balance: Frequently
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: Frequently
  • Talk/hear: Constantly
  • Taste/Smell: Occasionally
  • Lift/carry/push or pull: Frequently 50 lbs

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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, skills, and/or abilities 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.

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

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