Moda Midstream is looking for a Marine Storage Terminal Operator for its Ingleside, Texas Energy Center.

Position Description

  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority;
  • Conduct routine operating inspections of the unit, troubleshoot operational problems and respond to area emergencies or to changing operational situations;
  • Maintain log of readings, lab results, shift production requirements and equipment issues to record daily activity and provide for adequate shift relief;
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient cargo transfer operation of the marine docks and related shore equipment;
  • Perform marine terminal activities concerned with the delivery of petroleum products to tankers, barges or ships;
  • Review vessel relevant data as well as cargo manifest to plan work activities around quantity and type of products being delivered;
  • Perform operations and troubleshooting on all terminal equipment inclusive of mooring equipment, vapor destruction equipment, pumps, valves, automation, etc.
  • Manually regulate or shut down equipment during emergencies, as directed by supervisory personnel;
  • Initiate work requests, perform minor maintenance within capabilities and prepare equipment for maintenance;
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance work such as locking out equipment, preparing permits and verifying equipment;
  • Notifies supervision, maintenance, engineering and other auxiliary personnel to correct equipment malfunctions and troubleshoot process issues as needed;
  • Issue safe work permits to ensure the safe performance of maintenance activities and other work in area of responsibility;
  • Perform relief coverage of all other areas of qualification as needed;
  • Assumes accountability for meeting plant safety goals and various other requirements including training, work permits, critical items inspections, job observations, housekeeping, reporting hazards and issues, and working safely in job assignments;
  • Actively participates in MIEC’s, Health, Environmental, Safety, and Security (HESS) programs to ensure a safe and environmentally sound workplace;
  • Participate on the Emergency Response Team as needed;
  • Perform related tasks as assigned, inclusive of all other terminal functions as trained by and instructed by a Supervisor;
  • Follow and enforce all procedures and regulations;
  • Other duties and projects assigned as necessary.


  • High School Diploma or completed GED;
  • Process Technology Degree OR minimum of 2 years relevant work experience (e.g. production, loading, or unit maintenance);
  • Proficiency in mechanical reasoning with strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work a rotating shift; weekends; holidays; overtime; and respond to callouts;
  • Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response Team;
  • Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Must possess valid driver’s license;
  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms;
  • Must successfully obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) as required by the Transportation Security Administration at the start of employment.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ experience with marine loading of hydrocarbons or chemicals onto barges or ships;
  • Ability to speak and understand languages other than English.