Oil Processing Technician

Job Summary: The Oil Processing Technician processes and treats incoming oil products, monitors product levels, operates cooker tanks, and performs quality control on finished products.


Schedule: 7 am- 4:30 pm for the first 90 days in training, once completed, shift is 12:30 am- 8:30 am


Essential Functions:

  • Heats cooker tanks to desired temperatures as instructed by supervisor.
  • Maintains logs of stack & thermo levels of cooker tanks. 
  • Monitors product levels in tanks. 
  • Transfers product between tanks as instructed by supervisor and monitors levels
  • Operates Gencor thermal heater within design parameters.
  • Adds proper amount of desired chemical for treatment as instructed by supervisor.
  • Performs sampling from cooker tanks as well as bench scale testing as instructed by supervisor.
  • Removes water from cooker tanks and transfers water to treatment tank as instructed by supervisor
  • Performs moisture content tests of oil in tanks
  • Performs recirculation of oil products in cooker tanks.
  • Transfers product from cooker tank to finished product tank.
  • Monitors strainers during loading of finished product.
  • Performs quality control by collecting sample from tanker trucker/railcar when loading of finished product is complete.
  • Records and maintains log of finished product volumes loaded to tanker trucks/railcars.
  • Performs water percent test of oil samples as required by supervisor
  • Performs monthly maintenance (inspection/cleaning) of Gencor thermal heater.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and paints area as needed.
  • Monitors equipment and reports issues to supervisor.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is moderately noisy.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk, talk or hear.
  • Exterior environment involves hazards requiring use of protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise. May be required to work in confined spaces, on ladders and rooftops, and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Hazards include possible exposure to toxic, corrosive, or flammable chemicals. Physical demands are described as heavy (exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.)
  • The technicians work involves being around dangerous equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The ability to differentiate color is helpful.
  • Technician is expected to extend scheduled working hours to accommodate emergency coverage or complete work in progress.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Cliff Berry Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of petro-chemical engineering.
  • Mechanical knowledge of hydraulics, thermal fluid heaters, fluid transfer, piping, pumps and pumping systems
  • Working knowledge of relevant sampling, analytical, data management, and equipment maintenance techniques.
  • Working knowledge of safety procedures and application of safety principles to fuels handling, use of equipment, facility maintenance, and use of personal protective equipment



  • Skill in operating hydraulic systems, thermal fluid heaters, piping, pumps and pumping systems.
  • Skill in fluid transfer methods
  • Skill in preparing samples and bench scale tests and analysis.
  • Skill in performing quality control of product



  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision; to work effectively in limited space with multiple personnel and activities.
  • To understand and follow oral/written instructions, work well with culturally diverse people; communicate clearly and concisely in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Understand and perform basic sample testing
  • Organize activities in order to complete tasks in accordance with priorities, address multiple demands, or meet deadlines; ability to organize tasks and working environment to maximize efficiency.
  • Focus attention on tasks, which may be complex, routine, or repetitive, without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities; adapt to interruptions, instrument/equipment failures, unusual demands, or changing priorities.
  • Read, understand, and apply technical manuals, complex analytical methods, and research reports.
  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control checks required to ensure validity of data.
  • Perform routine equipment checks and completing related records and reports.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Two years of experience in oil processing.


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