SGS North America
Petroleum Inspector - Corpus Christi, TX
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Corpus Christi Map
Posted: 10/17/2021
Closing: 11/16/2021
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
SGS North America
Job description

Company Description  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description  

Petroleum Inspector, performs testing of bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon or chemical cargo supervision services, such as but not limited to, gauging, sampling and reconciliation of transfer from shore tank, barge or ship to shore tank, barge or ship. Acts in accordance with Client, SGS Operational Excellence practices and Industry standards.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physically samples, measures, and takes the temperature of vessel’s tanks and shore tanks utilizing a variety of methods dictated by company and American Petroleum Institute (API) procedures.

  • Follows Safely standards and performs job efficiently. Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies. 
  • Calculates and reports quantities of the bulk liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon transferred and performs full reconciliation.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, using the SGS propriety Ship Inspection Report (SIR) and / or Site Acceptance Test (SAT) systems.
  • Works in cooperation with client’s representatives, US Customs, vessel personnel, government agents and shore facility personnel.
  • Maintains regular communication with the business unit office staff with reference to job status, problems, concerns, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge and adheres to the latest industry, client and SGS internal standards, policies and procedures. 
  • Operates to the highest standards of ethics, in accordance with the SGS Code of Integrity including adhering to all company safety practices. 
  • Assists in other branch duties as assigned related to back office support and housekeeping. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Continues to gain knowledge and expertise in the profession
  • Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems
  • Has no discretion to vary from established procedures by performing structured work assignments
  • Language Skills: English – Basic level required
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic level of proficiency with a good understanding of fractions and decimals
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required
  • Computer Skills: MS Office - Basic to Intermediate user proficiency required
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization
  • Flexibility: Must be flexible with ability to accept changes in instructions on short notice
  • Individual must be dependable and reliable whose daily presence adds to the success of the Department
  • Must have a positive attitude and show eagerness to accomplish goals and achieve desired results while working independently or in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, while performing numerous projects with different deadlines
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions


Required: High School or equivalent

  • 6 months to 2 years of transferable industry experience
    • Preferred: Completion of internal Inspector Development Program Level


  • Valid Driver’s License is required 
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is preferred
  • Must maintain valid Driver’s License and TWIC card once obtained through course of employment
  • International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) Certification is preferred

Additional Information  

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Petroleum Inspector - Corpus Christi, TX