Responsible for of the day-to-day operations of the LNG tank barge including the storage, transfer, and vaporization of LNG. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: general maintenance and monitoring the condition of the barge and responsible for the loading of LNG off the truck rack to LNG propelled vessels.
Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of liquefied natural gas products between barges, ships, and facilities including completion and accountability of barge logs, bills of lading and gauge reports.
Conducts LNG tank barge loading and discharges.
Conducts routine maintenance and inspection of LNG Tank Barge Equipment
Monitor product level in tanks in relationship to pressure control and temperature monitoring, operate diesel engines, electric and compressor motors, operate cargo pumps, operate cryogenic tank/pipeline valves, and operate manual and hydraulic booms.
Communicate professionally with all vessel crews and oil facility personnel.
Adjust and secure barge lines.
Complete loading and discharge gauge reports.
Inspect vessel for Coast Guard, state and company regulatory compliance.
Adheres to all company policies.
Assist with development of operations manuals.
Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
Compliance and Safety
Ensures successful compliance with state and federal barge operation regulations.
Directs onboard supervision of all high-risk cargo transfer operations.
Monitors all environmental regulatory issues and keeps LNG Barge Operations manager apprised.
Responds to emergency calls at night, weekends, and holidays.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Hydraulics theory and systems along with a complete understanding of the Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to tank barges and the transportation of petroleum and chemical products.
Diesel engine and pump operations, hull, and machinery
Ship/barge loading programs (PC software)
Liquid weight conversion tables for calculation of load and hull stresses.
Command of English language necessary for oral and written communication.
Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge of LNG liquefaction, shipping, vaporization or power plant operations, typically gained through considerable related work experience.
Must have physical ability to maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and board vessels by use of an accommodation ladder, Jacob’s ladder, standard ladder or tugboat.
Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
Ability to complete accurate paperwork.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
Must be able to understand and utilize the metric system for cargo transfer operations and volume calculations.
Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
Knowledge of company safety practices
Basic Computer Skills (Outlook, MS Excel, Word,
Ability to operate the LNG Barge’s Cargo Transfer Metering System and all other automated instrumentation devices associated with the barge’s operating systems.
This position generally requires five years experience in the tank-barge/tanker-field or combination of a bachelor of science in marine engineering or marine transportation and at least one year of experience in the tank-barge/tanker-field. Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain a current grade "A" Tankerman's license/endorsement including Tankerman PIC. Work is performed in environments ranging from outside to inside, noisy to quiet, hot to cold, and wet to dry as well as in normal office environments. May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends. Travel may also be required. On-call status is required 24/7 along. Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.