Petroleum Inspector

· Honolulu, Hawaii
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $18.75/hr starting


A Petroleum Inspector works in all types of environments. These include, but are not limited to; refineries, terminals, barges and ships. Inspectors conduct quantity (volume) inspections of bulk storage tanks and vessels as well as collect samples for laboratory analysis or for retain. These inspections are performed on petroleum products including Crude Oil, Diesel, Ethanol, Fuel Oil, Gasoline, Jet Fuel and other refined products.

This entry level position provides a perfect opportunity for a career minded person who is interested in joining a local Company with a long history of safely servicing the Hawaii Energy Industry and learning a highly specialized trade with advancement opportunities. Related field experience is a plus but not required as all technical and field training is provided by the Company. Military Veteran status is also a plus.

Applicants must currently reside on Oahu. Relocation assistance is not available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Other duties may be assigned)

· Receives and reviews job orders, instructions, files and related information from the Operations Department prior to deployment. Prepares all equipment and sampling containers before deployment, including calibration checks on thermometers.

· Reports to jobsites punctually and observes all Terminal and/or Vessel requirements including safety rules.

· Physically measures, samples and takes temperatures of shore tanks and/or vessel’s tanks promptly and accurately.

· Labels sample containers with full and correct identifying data, including location of sample, material, type of sample and date/time sample was obtained.

· Delivers samples to client facilities for analysis and/or returns them to the main office for retain or shipment.

· Calculates and reports quantities transferred to customers and office personnel, utilizing Company provided forms in a timely manner. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Outlook required.

· Individual must be dependable and reliable. Must maintain a 24-hour on-call status

· Individual must adhere to the highest standards of company ethics policy:

The Company will report all findings and data accurately and honestly and otherwise ensure the integrity of all information reported by the Company. No Quantity or Quality determination will be published unless traceable to a documented finding or professional judgment within industry standards.

This is not just a Policy Statement. This is the core business philosophy of the Company. We believe that ethical business behavior is essential to the commercial success of any independent inspection company. Therefore, we do not believe that there is any logical or intelligent alternative to conducting business in an honest and ethical manner.



· High School diploma or equivalent

· Valid U.S. Driver’s License

· Federal TWIC Card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card as a provision of job offer.

· Inspectors must have a reliable, DOT complaint vehicle for use to/from home, office and the client facilities, power plants and state operated piers. Pickup trucks are highly recommended but not required.

· Computer literate: Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Excel and Outlook.

· Mathematical skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

· Must have the flexibility to be able to work in an unpredictable 24 / 7 / 365 schedule.

· We are a Drug Free work environment. Successful applicants must pass an initial Drug Screening and all employees are subject to Random and For Cause Screenings.


The working environment and physical demands described here are representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, lifting and/or carrying up to 50lbs, climbing up to 80 feet, perceiving color difference, ability to wear personal protective equipment including respirators (beards are not permitted), and strenuous physical activity. The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts and small enclosed rooms that could cause claustrophobia.

Work occurs outdoors during all weather conditions (rain, heat, day and nighttime)


The work schedule is extremely irregular and unpredictable. There are no set hours, no regularly scheduled workdays and no regularly scheduled days off. Work occurs at all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays.

Inspectors must have a flexible personal schedule and be able to work extended and abnormal hours. Jobs are dispatched to inspectors as the work is assigned to the Company. Scheduling is based on Inspectors qualifications and balancing the workload among all qualified inspectors.

Some deployments involve traveling to the neighboring islands (Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai) and are typically one day deployments but can extend overnight and occasionally to multi-day deployments.


The compensation is a combination of a base salary, additional hourly pay and overtime. Company maintains an advancement program based on qualification targets as well as tenure.

Estimated first year earnings ~40k.

Senior inspectors with several years’ experience can earn 80k+.


Medical Insurance for employee

Dental Insurance for employee

Vision Insurance for employee

401k Safe Harbor Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off

Auto Allowance

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  • Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $18.75/hr starting