Refinery Rail Loader Job at The Bergaila Companies, Spokane, WA

  • The Bergaila Companies
  • Spokane, WA

Job Description

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Opportunity Snapshot:


  • Compensation: $22-25/hour
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • Assignment Duration: 6 months+, temp to perm
  • Work Schedule: M-F / 40 hours+
  • Benefits: Comprehensive insurance, 401K, Holidays and PTO
  • Complete training topics (e.g. Product offloading: Diesels, ethanol and gasoline) by reading documents, observing procedures, and MyLearning Modules
  • Prepare for emergency situations (e.g. tank overflow, leaking hoses/fittings) by shutting down valves and pumps to stop all product flow and notifying Lead Tech and Supervisor
  • Prioritize the unloading processes by using the "Daily Operating Instructions" (DOI) and/or daily unloading schedules -reviewing categorized information (e.g. rundowns, rail map and unloading process)
  • Check product quality in rail car, truck or tank by collecting lab samples using best practice sampling method, and visually looking for clarity and impurities
  • Inspects equipment (e.g. pumps, valves, fittings, hoses and tanks) by checking oil levels, temperatures, and looking for leaks
  • Inspects railcar(s), prior to unloading product, for cleanliness or damage, missing items by observing for one wheel chocked, brakes set, no leaks in body of railcar
  • Checks lineups to verify correctness by walking and observing positions of valves, and verifying flow of product from and to destinations
  • Unloads tank cars with product (e.g. Diesel Fuels, ethanol and gasoline), aligning valves, starting/stopping pumps
  • Secures domes and caps on tank cars by using hand tools (e.g. wrenches, pneumatic tools)
  • Detects leaks by walking flow lines, making visual inspections of valves
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance by following lockout tag out procedures (e.g. shutting down using power controls and breaker boxes, blocking lines, and isolating equipment)
  • Makes minor repairs (e.g. tightens packing, greases pump motors, fixes leaks) by using small hand tools such as wrenches, grease guns
  • Reports all operational and equipment problems (e.g. seal leaking) to the supervisor for submitting a maintenance work request
  • Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion


  • Minimum of two years of related mechanical, industrial, military, stationary equipment experience a plus
  • Experience in refinery or chemical plants
  • A minimum of a High School degree or equivalent is required


The Bergaila Way:


The Bergaila Companies is a nationally recognized leader in providing staffing services to all sectors of the energy industry. We continually focus on partnering with talented professionals, engineering the perfect fit between our clients and employees. Choosing a career path with Bergaila grants you immediate access to nationally recognized organizations we partner with. Bergaila consistently attracts and retains its Employees with our dedicated internal service team, top tier benefits programs for contractors and their families, and commitment to place you in the desired career of your choice.


Client Overview:


Our Client is a  Fortune 500company and an independent petroleum refiner that focuses primarily on producing high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products and specialty and modified asphalt. They own and operate several refineries located primarily in Southwestern United States and market their products to this area, as well as the Rocky Mountains, extending into the Pacific Northwest and other neighboring Plains states.


Job Tags

Holiday work, Permanent employment, Contract work, Temporary work, For contractors, Immediate start,

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