Operations Supervisor - Torrance, CA

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Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Torrance, California, 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: Torrance 

State: California


SUMMARY: Oil and Petroleum Operations Supervisors receive, record, and distribute work orders to Field employees based on customers’ requests for service by performing the following duties;

Makes decisions on Inspector qualification appropriate to nature of assignment and staff levels required to cover the assignment based upon job type, customer requirements and on the job experience. Selects and dispatches field personnel to ensure all required aspects of the assignment are adequately covered. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives orders from specialized clients, written and/or verbal.
  • Creates and maintains job files. Prepares and issues job orders and lab instructions.
  • Ensures all required information is distributed and is understood by laboratory, client and Inspector. Keeps all parties fully informed as required during the course of the assignment.
  • Verifies job conformance to customer requirements. Verifies calculations and other aspects of documentation. Provides positive and/or negative feedback to staff as needed. Reports any irregularities to management, and generates reports of non-conformance as required. Recommends disciplinary action as may be appropriate. Participates and/or leads investigations into discrepancies and problems, as required.
  • Confirms figures with terminal personnel and issues confirmed figures and summaries as well as verbal confirmation with clients.
  • Coordinates paper flow throughout office making sure that clients receive proper paperwork in a timely manner. Proof reads formal reports before final release.
  • Coordinates with laboratory regarding sample analysis and results.
  • Represents Inspectorate by appearance and conduct. Behaves ethically at all times.
  • As directed, maintains an “on-call” status 24 hours a day. Supports and participates in Inspectorate’s Business Management System (BMS). Attend company meetings as required.
  • Fill in for inspectors when the need arises.


  • Ensure full and adequate coverage of all field assignments by assigning appropriate resources and personnel.
  • Instruct and provide guidance to field staff and provides job related and/or safety training as needed. Maintain training records.
  • Ensure field personnel are correctly equipped – including safety equipment and correct and calibrated inspection equipment.
  • Perform field inspector audits.
  • Discipline and/or recognize field staff on performance.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the normal knowledge, skill, and/or ability levels required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or general education development certificate (GED); and normally more than five years experience as an Inspector or similar position. Knowledge of company HS&E procedures and associated governmental regulations.


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 to groups of customers or employees. Must demonstrate good communication skills.


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.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to understand and plan for the effective performance of work assignments, and prepare documented action plans and instructions in written, oral, and/or diagrammatic form.  Ability to deal rapidly and effectively with problems involving many variables in standardized situations.


Ability to make independent decisions and communicate same to staff, senior management, and customers


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid driver’s license required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  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 sit; use hands to handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; and to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands with arms.

Employee is required to climb and descend stairways and ladders. The employee must sometimes lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (with assistance).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the inspection related duties, the employee regularly works in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions; and near flammable material. Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  Possibility of working in enclosed spaces.

Appropriate safety training is provided.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 



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