Kirby Corporation

  • Yard Utility -Corpus Christi

    Job ID
    Corpus Christi
  • Overview

    Barge Cleaning and Stripping Operations

    • Identify cargo contained in barge set for cleaning
    • Determine where cargo is to be transferred based on cargo type
    • Prepare the dock or facility side for loading/discharging liquid petroleum cargoes as per facility loading instructions. This includes performing line-up of pipelines, opening/closing valves, and connection/disconnection of transfer hoses and loading arms.
    • Connect and disconnect cargo hoses to facilitate the safe transfer of liquids
    • Continuously monitor transfer utilizing float gauges, maintaining documentation of cargo transfer history
    • Operate vapor combustors for conventional and pressure barges
    • Set up ventilation equipment to dry barges and clear piping
    • Inspect barges ensuring they cleaned to customer specifications
    • Accurately complete all associated paperwork


    Vessel Fueling Operations

    • Deliver fuel, lubes, and supplies to marine vessels
    • Receive deliveries of fuel, lube oil, and supplies via truck
    • Load trucks with used oil
    • Maintain accurate paperwork associated with fuel deliveries and sales
    • Maintain an accurate inventory of fuel, lube oil, and supplies

    Facility Maintenance includes but are not limited to:

    • Upkeep and repair of pumps used to transfer cargo
    • Inspection of hoses for wear and failures
    • Inspection of tanks and truck rack
    • Inspect rainwater for clarity and discharge


    Janitorial Duties includes but are not limited to

    • Clean the bathroom in office
    • General cleaning around office
    • Cleaning around the grounds


    Security Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following

    • Familiarize and understand the facility security requirements
    • Continuously monitor for security concerns
    • Barge inspections for suspicious items
    • Monitoring the access gate and granting people entry.


    Safety Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following

    • Be trained in the use of all necessary Personal Protective Equipment. Job requires use of a respirator on a daily basis (NO FACIAL HAIR).
    • Follow all safety requirements and training as required by Kirby and Supervisors
    • Report all incidents to supervisors
    • Report all near misses
    • Understand and utilize Stop Work Responsibility




      • Experience not required.
      • Training will be provided. 

    Work conditions:



    • Workers must be dependable which means not missing work without following proper policy, being timely, and working a full shift as specified below:
    • Work a rotating schedule which includes day & night shifts.

    12 hours per shift. 7 days on, then 3 days off then & days on 4 days off

    Additional hours may be required to cover absentee workers

    • Conditions can cover many extremes including:

    Extreme heat

    Extreme cold

    Rain sleet ice and snow

    Confined spaces

    Exposure to chemicals at safe levels


    Qualifications, competencies and certification requirements:

    • Physical Qualification

    Must pass physical designed to test for ability to work in conditions specific to this job

    • Education                               

    High school diploma or GED preferred.

    • Experience      

    None required. Training will be provided.

    • Ability to pass the Kirby physical for Tankerman personnel
    • Basic Verbal communication skills
    • Basic writing skills
    • Ability to follow directions from Facility supervisors
    • Must adhere to all Company policies
    • Must remain drug and alcohol free at all times while on Kirby property or during course and scope of company business.


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