Mass Balance Control Analyst

Job Title: Mass Balance Control Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Port Arthur, United States
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 2019-02-04
Reference: BH-98902
Contact Name: Keith Lapworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2019 15:42

Job Description

Our client is presently looking for a Mass Balance Control Analyst to work on a 12 month renewable contract.

•Ensures refinery quality, environmental and safety initiatives are followed in daily activities and contractors work safely
•Performs spot audits of 3rd party inspectors gauging ships and barges and for tank movements.  Also performs spot audits on OM&S  pumpers and terminal operators gauging tanks for month-end inventory.  Ensures that API procedures are followed.
•Collects all marine movement documentation and tracks losses from supplier’s shore tank to ship/barge and at receiver’s shore tank and reports if out of acceptable limits.  Tracks gravity of all marine movements and BS&W of crude oil movements.  Notifies Planning & Operations if water content is high.
•Collects all pipeline shipment and receipt records and tracks feedstock/product losses from supplier’s tank or meter to the pipeline and at receiver’s tank or meter and reports if out of acceptable limits.  Tracks gravity of all pipeline movements and BS&W of crude oil movements.  Notifies Planning & Operations if water content is high.
•Collects all truck/rail car movement shipment and receipt records and tracks losses from tank/meter/scale of supplier to the truck/rail car and at tank/meter/scale of receiver and reports if out of acceptable limits.  Tracks gravity of all truck/rail car movements.
•Uses critical thinking to analyze all mass balance data to spot trends in losses and develops plan to address the losses
•Tracks tank handgauge data vs. local tank reading for each tank to spot consistent deviation and notify instrument department.
•Tracks petcoke production at unit and from scale.  Tracks petcoke bulk density and moisture.  Coordinates with TGPNA for a drone survey of the petcoke pile when petcoke inventory is low.
•Backs up and performs all the duties of the Measurement Specialist when he is unavailable.

•Works with RSTO/ATMI/SUN/TGPNA/BTP to resolve any discrepancies between supplier and customer on any custody transfer
•Reports discrepancies with FTZ Analyst so proper agencies can be notified
•Coordinates quarterly petcoke survey with TGPNA (subject to material inventory levels)
•Collaborates with third party inspectors and RSTO to determine optimal resolutions, within contractual parameters, for unacceptable discharge tolerances
•Works with 3rd party inspection companies and OM&S to ensure proper tank gauging and sampling practices are being adhered to.
•Works with Yield Accounting to properly identify and report mass balance losses

The basic functions of the Mass Balance Loss Control Analyst are to track all custody transfers whether they are marine, pipeline or truck/railcar to monitor and report mass balance losses.  Analyzes mass balance loss data and trends to determine course of action to take to reduce or eliminate identified losses.  Reconciles differences between PAR and Sellers/Purchasers. 

•60 hours college credits and three years of experience or five years of experience in marine, pipeline and/or terminal (cargo measurement, dynamic measurement [meters], loss control, claims negotiation, voyage analysis, etc.) is required.  
•Must currently have a TWIC card or meets requirements to obtain one.
•Knowledge of land and marine measurement (liquid, gas, static, flow and mass), lab testing, inspection procedures and marine operations related to oil movements is required
•Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to adjust priorities with short notice.
•Critical thinker with the ability to resolve and recommend solutions for unacceptable mass balance losses
•Knowledge of industry standards and governmental regulations (API, ASTM, NCWM, CBP, etc.)
•On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week