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ALST - Terminal Operator - Seattle, WA


Seattle, WA, US, 98177

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day. Delek US Holdings owns 100 percent of the general partner and 81.6 percent of the limited partner interest in Alon USA Partners, LP (NYSE: ALDW), which owns a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas, with a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day and an integrated wholesale marketing business.

The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates also own approximately 63 percent (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets. 

The asphalt operations consist of owned or operated asphalt terminals serving markets from Tennessee to the west coast through a combination of non-blended asphalt purchased from third parties and produced at the Big Spring, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas refineries. The renewables operations will consist of plants in Texas and Arkansas that produce biodiesel fuel and a renewable diesel facility in California.

The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores which also market motor fuels in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Terminal Operator performs duties associated with product handling of a variety of petroleum based products, chemicals and petrochemicals, by way of tank transfers, railcar and tank truck loadings and off loadings in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Government regulations in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.  This role also assists in the mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance of the terminal.  The Terminal Operator performs physical gauge and side gauge tank readings, housekeeping chores, and routine preventive maintenance on equipment; maintain fuel accounting records, maintain equipment records for facility and transfer piping operations. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with all Company safety and environmental practices procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Monitor process indicators, instruments, gauges, and meters to detect and report any possible problems
  • Safely climb various equipment components of the refinery to collect samples, data and perform other necessary work on a regular basis
  • Write required safety permits as authorized, i.e. cold work, hot work, confined space, critical lifts, tank entry
  • Operation of manual and automatic valves, meters, pumps, loading stations and transfer systems that move product between truck, tanks, railcars and pipelines
  • Collect and/or catch samples from all stages of the production process and any additional/special samples as required
  • Read unit gauges to determine the flow rate of product into and from tanks and the amount of product in tanks
  • Ensure process lines are cleared
  • Manually gauge tank levels and maintain gauge documentation
  • Hand line all tanks on a daily basis, when switched out of/in to and as required
  • Reports safety deficiencies and takes appropriate corrective or mitigating action
  • Perform housekeeping to maintain a clean work environment and clean equipment such as filters, tanks, exchangers and other equipment
  • Prepare tanks and equipment for maintenance activities by clearing and performing required LO/TO
  • Perform initial steps to address leaks such as packing, steam, and product valves
  • Take receipt of product from pipeline, railcars and trailers to storage tanks, trailers and railcars
  • Perform preventative and general maintenance on meters, valves, tanks, pumps, etc.
  • Inspect, clean and repair storage tanks, railcars and trailers as required
  • Perform grounds and building maintenance as required
  • Train employees on terminal operations as required
  • Load and unload product from tanks, trucks railcars and other equipment/vehicles
  • Maintain accurate data and records regarding product internal and external flows, gauge readings, tank levels, and other Terminal activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Characteristics

  • High School Diploma or GED/equivalent
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as required
  • Must be available for on-call as scheduled
  • Ability to follow written plans and procedures
  • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds and climb vertical heights up to 200 feet
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and wear self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Ability to participate in an emergency response and handle 2½” fire hose
  • Able to work a shift schedule, holidays and overtime
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background screening and drug screen


Desired Characteristics

  • Associate or technology degree in process technology or science discipline
  • Training in emergency response
  • Two (2) years of experience in terminal operations, refining process, chemical facility or heavy industrial environment
  • Two (2) years of experience in mechanical or industrial maintenance position
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Knowledge of basic science and industrial mathematics concepts
  • Demonstrated safety training in an industrial environment
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • OSHA 10 or 30 hour certification

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

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