• Liquid Shipping Operator I

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/8/2018 4:47 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Liquid Shipping Operator I, Aurora NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    This is an hourly position with no direct reports and will report to the Liquid Shipping Supervisor

    Key Tasks:

    • Conducts safe tank car movement by communicating with PAP and Switch Car Crews to ensure rail car movements are coordinated and each department is informed of all rail car movements during a 12-hour shift.
    • Dumps Tank Cars by breaking seal, removing pin, and pulling handle.
    • Secures Man-way cover by using impact wrench or pipe wrench to tighten bolts.
    • Spots tank cars for streaming by using radio to direct locomotive operator to align tank cars with dump stations and dolly's.
    • Works in Teams by one member of the team hooking up Bell connectors and then the other team member follows by attaching Steam Hoses.
    • Weights empty Sulfur Cars after dumping by spotting tank car on scale to obtain light weight, car number, commodity, scale weight, stencil weight, comments on special needs, name of person weighing car, and pull pink copy.
    • Bleeds system pressure from tank car by cutting steam off to the car, and opening bleed valves, then waits for car to depressurize.
    • Opens man ways to prepare tank car for unloading by lifting lid on top of rail car and placing a bolt underneath the lid for ensure there is no vacuum, listens for acknowledgement from teammate to move to the next car.
    • Secures bottom caps to meet FRA specifications by using an 18-24' pipe wrench.
    • Vents Tank Cars by removing man-way bolts releases vacuum, then bolts to release vacuum, and then closes lid once operator confirms tank car is vented properly.
    • Keeps work-site clean buy following housekeeping schedule and reports completion of duties to "A" Operator to log and confirm on daily report.
    • Monitors ambient temperature and weather conditions to ensure sage work by visually checking wind direction, condensation on tracks, and heat advisory.
    • Conducts inspections of steam and condensate lines by visually checking lines attached to tank cars to ensure lines are secure and no leaks visible and valves are aligned properly during steaming process.
    • Troubleshoots work-related problems by visually conducting inspections on Steam Hoses, Bell Connections, Pumps, lights, Pit Level, and planning Rail car movements, such as track switching, reports concerns to "A" Operator.
    • Conducts EBA's inspection by filling out form and hole punching bottle tag indicating that all components are in proper operating condition.
    • Conducts inspections of safety showers and eyewash stations by performing function test and completing form, and then marks station tag to indicate proper working condition.
    • Conducts inspection of emergency lights by pushing test button, and then completing inspection report and hole punching the station tag to indicate that lights are working properly.
    • Monitors and inspects breathing air system by visually inspecting tanks at the beginning of each shift and during the day, verifying pressure is at 100 psi at the dolly, closes off bottles below operating pressure and replaces with fully charged bottle.
    • Monitors and inspects breathing air system by visually inspecting tanks at the beginning of each shift and during the day, verifying pressure is at 100 psi at the dolly, closes off bottles below operating pressure and replaces with fully charged bottle.
    • Conduct H2S bump test by attaching the H2S monitor test cylinder and releasing gas to activate monitor alarm, checks log to ensure that all personnel and visitors have conducted test for their personal monitors, signs off on log and files report.
    • Monitors Sulfur Pitt and trenches by inspecting levels to ensure levels do not drop below coils that could cause the impurities of the Pyrophoric Iron Sulfide compounds to ignite.
    • Completes Daily Utility Vehicle Inspection sheet by checking each item on form and signing off, files report.
    • Completes Federal Rail Administration (FRA) daily report by entering Locomotive number, Crew date, inspected by, and signs off on report, then conducts inspection on necessary items on list, submits report to "A" Operator and then to general foreman.
    • Conducts Lock Box inspection by counting and inspecting locks and completing inspection report.
    • Conducts pre-operation safety check list for truck by inspecting horn, windows, parking brakes, wipers, tum signals, tires, brakes, seat belts, lights, instrument gauges, fire extinguisher, body condition, and signs off and dates, files report.
    • Conducts Scott Pak inspection by entering information such as SKA PAK number, Air cylinder pressure, Air cylinder number, last Hydro test date, and checking off each item on the checklist, signs off and dates, files report.
    • Operates Sulfur dump warning system by activating yellow flashing light on the pipe rack, indicating that Sulfur dumping is in process.


    • Must be reliable and dependable
    • Must possess quick reaction time and creative thinking skills
    • Must have singular focus for getting the job completed during upset conditions
    • This position requires constant attention to details during loading and unloading process
    • Must pass written and field skills test as required for promotions

    Essential Qualifications:


    • High School Diploma or equivalency
    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
      • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) must be uploaded with your resume during your application to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
    • Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now.  This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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