Petroleum Inspector - Ferndale, WA

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Date: Feb 13, 2024

Location: Ferndale, Washington, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Ferndale 

State: Washington


Pay: $23.00 - $27.00 per hour depending on experience


SUMMARY: Oil and Petroleum Inspectors access client facilities (refineries, terminals, truck racks, tank farms, etc) to perform sampling and quantity surveys of shore tanks, barges, ocean vessels, railcars, and trucks. O&P Inspectors collect a variety of petrochemical samples including, but not limited to, crude, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, VGO, fuel oil, etc. for laboratory analysis. The ideal candidate for this role is a critical thinker, problem solver, and takes pride in their work and reputation.



  • Receives orders, obtains information, and gathers paperwork from Operations Supervisor(s) on commodity movements.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good operating condition – clean and calibrated. This includes safety and monitoring equipment appropriate for the job.
  • Reports to job-site punctually and observes all Bureau Veritas applicable federal and state regulations and standards, Terminal, Refinery, and/or vessel requirements, including safety and measurement standards.
  • Attends “Key Meetings” with external personnel ashore and/or abroad.
  • Represents Bureau Veritas by appearance and conduct.
  • Behaves ethically at all times.
  • Communicates any problems, discrepancies, or other noteworthy incidents to the Operations Supervisor and/or Dispatcher without delay.
  • Obtains samples, gauges shore tanks, vessel(s), barge(s), railcar(s), and/or tank truck(s) as specified per job order.
  • Labels sample containers with full and correct identifying data, including location of sample, material, type of sample, safety information, time collected, etc.
  • Promptly and accurately calculates quantities and completes all required paperwork and distributes copies appropriately from the field.
  • Promptly and safely delivers samples to a Bureau Veritas laboratory or client facilities for analysis.
  • Reviews any discrepancies with Operations Supervisor, signs and returns job order form.
  • Must pass company defined physical requirements. Must meet and maintain site-specific requirements mandated by customers and/or terminals to have access to all facilities.
  • Maintains a 24-hour on-call status.
  • Attends company meetings as required.




  • High school diploma or general education development certificate (GED).
  • Dependable, able to work independently and be able to effectively communicate and maintain professional relationships with clients (terminal and vessel/barge personnel).
  • Demonstratable capacity to learn quickly and problem solve.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to properly interpret technical reports related to chemicals and their properties. Ability to interpret scientific formulas.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



  • Valid Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC).
  • Valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and registration.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands, and arms; and climb or balance. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and taste and smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

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