Superior Energy Services

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Equipment Operator 1

Equipment Operator 1

Business Unit 
Production Management Industries, LLC

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PMI Energy Services, a Superior Energy Services Company, has grown to become a leader in the environmental services field, providing a full range of cleaning and environmental services solutions. Our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals is committed to providing customers with safe, effective, cost-efficient solutions that meet their individual needs. Superior Energy Services and its subsidiaries are EEO/AA employers.


We are currently looking for an experienced Unit Operator in Fourchon, LA that has a valid CDL in good standing and can efficiently operate a Tank Cleaning Machine, Guzzler Air Mover, and a VecLoader Air Mover.


This position will engage in activities cleaning of oilfield drilling-related boat & barge Liquid Mud Tanks and Dry Bulk Tanks on marine vessels moored dockside in Port Fourchon, LA. This person will work to rig up/down and utilize various equipment (tank cleaning machines, mobile air moving units, air compressors, diaphragm pumps, suction & discharge hoses, pressure washers, etc) necessary to facilitate cleaning in confined spaces. Crew sizes predominantly range from three (3) to twelve (12) and on occasion more. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Working Safely

o   Observe all safety and security procedures at all times to achieve incident free operations

o   Report any unsafe procedures and/or conditions to supervisors

o   Always use materials and equipment for its designated purpose

o   Employees must wear all Personal Protective Equipment at all times

  • Tank Cleaning

o   Remove drilling & completions fluids and dry bulk products from boat & barge tanks and portable containers

o   Methods used: modern tank cleaning machine technology (hydraulic & centrifugal pump packages); may also use conventional methods (pneumatic equipment & accessories and hand scrubbing tools)


  • Practice waste minimization for company and when on customer projects
  • Performing customer service duties, including the understanding the relationship between PMI and its employees with the customer; meets commitments; responds promptly and appropriately to customers
  • Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; maintain commitments; complete tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Perform light repair and maintenance of operating equipment and tools
  • Able to troubleshoot problematic equipment and tools and communicate issues to mechanic for guidance
  • Other duties that may be assigned

 Minimum Requirements

  • Five (5) year minimum experience with tank cleaning on deepwater boats (sizes/classes 240-325 feet in length, with tank sizes as large as 3,000 bbl capacity)
  • Two (2) year minimum experience operating tank cleaning machines and mobile air mover units
  • Two (2) year minimum experience driving a mobile Guzzler Air Mover Unit
  • Must possess and maintain at least a Class B CDL with Air Brake endorsement
  • Must possess a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Must be able to frequently lift/move items up to 70 lbs
  • Must be able to work a 14 and 7 schedule
  • Must be available for refresher and other skill-based training during employment
  • Meet the PMI Job Description requirements of this position


  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is required.


Competency Verification

  • Must prove competency through written and physical examinations.


Excellent Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Matching 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


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