Petroleum Inspector – SGS – Grangemouth


Job Description

Role: Petroleum Inspector

Job Type: Permanent 

Salary: £26,000 – £33,000 per annum

Location: Grangemouth 

Benefits / perks:

  • Company Vehicle 
  • 10% annual bonus (discretionary and subject to eligibility criteria)
  • Private Medical Cover (after 1 year)
  • 4-8% matching company pension contributions
  • 4x Life Assurance
  • 33 days Annual Leave, including bank holidays (increasing with service) 
  • Birthday Leave Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives
  • Christmas Vouchers.

Are you seeking a position that will offer you a great opportunity to train as an inspector in a world leading inspection testing company?

The role of Cargo Inspector can be physically demanding and will involve:

  • Working at heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Working on vessels at sea
  • Container Inspection

SGS will ensure you are provided with the relevant training, coaching and mentoring, along with correct equipment and PPE to ensure you safely perform in the role to the best of your ability.

The role of Cargo Inspector is to provide independent assessment of the quantity and quality of materials including Crude Oil, Petroleum Products, Petrochemicals and Petroleum Gases. You will perform sampling of cargo and take measurements to complete calculations for the accurate reporting to the client. The position will involve:

  • Following standard practices to perform measurement activities including visual observations, volumetric/temperature measurements, and representative sampling of petrochemical products.
  • Recording and reporting results of the measurement activities to determine accurate load/ discharge/ transfer quantities in compliance with industry practices using relevant systems.
  • Working as part of a 24/7operational team to ensure all operations are covered in an effective and efficient manner, including local laboratory teams.
  • Communicating and coordinating with colleagues, clients and third parties regarding operations including any delays and any/all potential impacts on work execution.
  • Maintaining PPE, measurement and sampling equipment to ensure calibration, fitness for purpose and cleanliness.
  • Identifying, reporting and where possible addressing potential H&S hazards in line with 18001 certification.


We require our Inspectors to have the following skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Be able to perform often physically demanding outdoor work
  • Have experience in a Oil and/ or Chemical related industry ideally with prior Inspection experience, or alternatively offshore, shipping, sea going experience or a relevant science/nautical qualification and a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Hold a valid UK driving license
  • Willing and able to work unsociable hours
  • Numerate and literate

Additional Information

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