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Petro Star Inc., a subsidiary of ASRC, operates refineries in North Pole and Valdez, serving the needs of Alaskan customers throughout the state.  Our North Pole Refinery built in 1985 is a 22,000 bbl/day facility, producing heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, jet fuels, and asphalt base oil for the Interior and Northern Alaska communities.  Our Valdez Refinery built in 1993 processes 60,000 bbl/day to produce ultra-low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, JP-8, JP-5, marine diesel, heating fuel and turbine fuel for Alaska’s South Central and South West regions.  Both refineries process North Slope crude oil.

We operate our businesses reliably and efficiently by strategically developing energy resources to meet growing consumer demands.  Petro Star is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and the public, as well as promoting concern and respect for the environment.  As an employer, Petro Star is one of the best companies in Alaska providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive.




This position consists of a training program that will be conducted over a period of up to one year.  The content of the training program will include the necessary skills required to perform the duties of a Tank Farm Operator 1 at the Valdez Petroleum Terminal.  These include proficiency in handling fuel & chemicals associated with the Terminal and important aspects concerning site safety, spill response, facility security, quality assurance, and operational day to day duties.  After completion of the training program and demonstration of an understanding of the required skills, the Trainee may be promoted to a full time VPT Tank Farm Operator 1.  The Trainee will be expected to work a shift type schedule that includes rotating night shifts and live in Valdez on a year round basis.
The Valdez Petroleum Terminal is the primary shipping facility for the products produced by the Petro Star Valdez Refinery.  Fuel is moved from the Refinery to the Terminal via tanker trucks, stored at the Terminal, and prepared for barge shipment to the Anchorage and Western Alaska markets.  The Terminal is also a distribution point for gasoline.  Terminal operators are responsible for receiving and loading truck & barge shipments as marketing schedules demand.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

  • Become familiar with the VPT facility and all products stored in the facility.
  • Retain knowledge of all tank sizes, pipelines and all possible configurations of loading and unloading schemes.
  • Become knowledgeable in the properties and characteristics of the fuel and chemicals that are handled in the Terminal as well as the safe and proper handling techniques for each.
  • Become familiar with the product specifications and learn to perform the basic tests to determine product quality.  Learn to handle the fuel and chemicals such that product quality is never jeopardized.
  • Learn the proper skills required for receiving cargo into VPT tanks, monitoring tank volumes, reconciling daily product inventories, and loading cargo onto vessels at the Dock.  These skills will include valve & pipeline alignments, operation of pumps, tank gauge monitoring, determination of product volumes, and confirmation of fuel quality specifications.
  • Learn to account for product movements and resolve discrepancies between truck deliveries, vessel loadings, and physical inventories using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Become familiar with chemical additives in various fuel products and the proper operation of additive injection systems.
  • Become responsible for completing routine preventative maintenance of terminal equipment (i.e. pumps, valves, piping, vehicles, etc.) as scheduled as well as correcting minor equipment failures when they occur.
  • Learn and become proficient with the spill response techniques if a product spill occurs on site.
  • Learn and become proficient with the required facility security duties on site.
  • Perform physical labor including shoveling snow & gravel, cutting brush, climbing tank stairways, and working inside of confined spaces.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent; secondary training in a skilled trade (i.e. mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, electronic, equipment operator) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction/supervision and work cooperatively with others.
  • Minimum 24-hour HAZWOPER Certification is required; 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification is preferred.
  • Alaska Driver’s License with clean record required; CDL Class A with Hazardous Material endorsement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn how to operate equipment such as a front-end loader, man-lift, skid-steer, spill response vessel, plow truck, fork lift, crane, and snow blower in order to conduct Terminal operations and maintenance.
  • Must be capable of physical labor including shoveling snow & gravel, cutting brush, climbing tank stairways, and working inside of confined spaces.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  The employee must have the ability to climb tanks up to 50 feet utilizing stairs, ladders and platforms and perform their job at those heights.  Specific vision abilities required by this job includes the ability to adjust focus.


You must live in the Valdez, Alaska area or be willing to relocate at your personal expense.  Due to unforeseen weather conditions, it is not reasonable to assume that you will be able to live elsewhere and travel in and out of Valdez year-round to meet on-and-off shift work requirements.  Additionally, if needed in the event of illness of other employees or refinery emergencies, you must be able to report to work within a reasonable period of time.


PSI is a drug-free workplace.  As such, you will be required to comply with PSI’s substance abuse policies.  This position participates in a Non-DOT ADEC pre-employment and random drug testing pool.


Register and apply online @ http://www.asrc.com
Click on “ASRC Employment” and follow the link to ASRC’s recruiting system - Taleo.


For help, contact the ASRC IT Service Desk at (907) 339-6900:
• Press # 1 for Taleo Support (to troubleshoot)
• Press # 2 for IT Help Desk (to reset passwords only)
Petro Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabilities.








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