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Tank Cleaner

Norfolk, VA 23500

Posted: 04/02/2024 Job Number: MC9469743123 Pay Rate: $16-18 / hour

Job Description

Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Check tanks to make sure properly inspected for hazardous materials
  • Ensure that the right equipment is on site for the task that needs to be accomplished
  • Remove contamination from tanks in a safe and efficient manner using shovels, squeegees, brooms, scrapers, hoses, water and solvent
  • Sweeps up debris and sludge into buckets or wheelbarrows or down chutes
  • Wash bilge's tanks: remove gas, water, and oil from vessels and fixing blocked pipes
  • Ensure that the runback is wiped out of the tanks
  • Open or help with the opening of  deep well inspection covers in a safe manner
  • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
  • Be able to adapt in an environment with extreme temperature exposure
  • Exercise proper procedures for confined spaces
  • Will climb into tanks via vertical ladder or inclined ladder (average 50-60ft)
  • Operate and maintain boilers at Gas Free shop
  • Assist in the clean up of oil spills
  • Clean and dispose of hazardous and  non-hazardous materials, gas, sludge, oil, etc.
  • throughout the shipyard
  • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
  • Will prepare tank for cleaning by setting up lights, air hoses, water hoses, and pumps .
  • Setting up pumps requires pulling hoses to position and hook-up to pump and slop tanks
  • Understand and act upon instruction
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe
  • boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate
Tool Requirements
The following tools are expected to be part of the Gas Free, employee provided and maintained toolbox:
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Work gloves
  • Small pry bar
  • Allen wrenches ( 1/8"thru 3/8")
  • 3/8" and %" socket set
  • 6"Vise Grips
  • Assorted punches and chisels
  • Adjustable wrenches (8", 10" & 12")
  • Pipe wrench
  • Screw drivers (flat & Phillips)
  • Scraper
  • Respirator/AWL face, Airfed MSA
  • Combination wrench set
  • Hack saw
  • Strainer
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