Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect after submitting an application to work for PSC?
Our recruiting team will review your application to see if your skills, experience, location, and pay requirements match our needs.
Check your email inbox, junk folder, and voicemails regularly to ensure you’re receiving PSC’s communications regarding the status of your application and/or interview requests.
For more information, please review our Hiring Process page.
Can I update my application after submission?
Yes. Keep your username and password in a secured place so you can go back and edit your application to ensure we have up-to-date job and contact information for you. CLICK HERE to access your application account.
Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, you can apply to multiple openings based on your qualifications/interests at any time. Be sure to review and update any information that has been saved in your application account.
What can I do to make my application stand out to your recruiters?
Be sure to provide us with thorough detailed, up-to-date information about your employment history, going back five years or your three most recent jobs (including company names, job responsibilities, dates employed, finishing pay, average hours worked and reasons for leaving). Include your daytime phone number and an email address that you check on a regular basis.
Do you have any tips to help me prepare for an interview?
- In an interview, be sure to be descriptive about the job responsibilities of your current and/or previous positions.
- Your interview time is valuable. Please arrive on time to ensure we have sufficient time to conduct the interview.
- We encourage you to ask any questions that you may have about the position you applied for and our company.
I’ve applied to numerous jobs and still haven’t been selected. Why?
Listed below are some of the most common reasons why candidates are not chosen for an interview:
- Incomplete application / missing information
- Overqualified for the position / pay expectations are too high
- Did not meet the minimum requirements of the job (e.g., specific skills, experience and/or requirements listed in job description, valid driver’s license, etc.)
- Unstable job history (job hopping)
- Poor reasons for leaving previous employers
- Home address is too far from the work location
Do I need a valid Driver’s License to work for PSC?
Most sites where we work require a valid driver’s license. Make sure you check the “Job Requirements” in the job description for each position you’re applying for to ensure you meet all requirements.
Do I need a TWIC Card?
At many of the sites where we work, our customers require our employees to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®. The TWIC is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.
You do not need a TWIC to apply or to be considered for employment with Petroleum Service Corporation. However, because it can take 3-8 weeks or longer to obtain a TWIC, you may decide to apply for one now in case you are selected for employment at a TWIC-required site. NOTE: It is critical that you bring the required identity/immigration documentation to the in-person TWIC enrollment.
Please note that any costs associated with obtaining a TWIC are the applicant’s responsibility, not PSC’s. Also, obtaining a TWIC is not a guarantee of employment with PSC or with a customer that requires all site personnel to have a TWIC.
Will I have to take a drug test?
Applicants for employment with Petroleum Service Corporation will be required to undergo pre-employment screenings for drugs and alcohol. The testing procedures and other background check requirements vary depending on the work location and/or job duties, and per our customer contracts.
Make sure you check the “Job Qualifications” section of the job description for each job you apply for, to view the drug screen and background requirements.
Do I need to provide my own PPE?
- PSC employees may be required to obtain a pair of lace up, steel-toe work boots.
- PSC employees will receive a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and any other PPE that is required to perform the job safely.
- If your site requires uniforms and/or flame-retardant clothing (FRCs), they will be provided at no cost to the employee at New Employee Orientation (NEO).
What are the work hours?
The work hours/schedule vary from site to site and by specific roles. Please refer to the job posting for more specifics regarding the schedule.
How often do employees get paid?
Most employees are paid every two weeks. The pay dates vary by work group/site location.
What benefits are offered and when are new employees eligible for benefits?
Petroleum Service Corporation offers a comprehensive package of Benefits to help employees and their families maintain health and well-being, save money, and better prepare for the future. Unless stated otherwise, employees are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following the date of hire.
Does PSC hire veterans?
Many of our career opportunities in logistics and product handling are ideally suited for individuals with military experience. We are proud to employ more than 200 veterans today, including several who serve in operations management and senior leadership roles. We value the training, skills, and commitment to service that veterans bring to our team.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our hiring decisions are based upon candidate qualifications and related experience, and not on the basis of age or other non-relevant factors or characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
What kind of work does PSC do?
PSC operates at refineries, terminals and chemical plants across the U.S., providing critical logistics and product handling support throughout all stages of the manufacturing process. Our employees are leaders in tankering barges, operating terminals and docks, railcar repair and switching, sustainability, warehousing, and loading/unloading of railcars and trucks with a variety of oil products and chemicals. Learn more about the work we do by viewing our Job Description Videos or by visiting our corporate website at www.pscgroup.com.
What’s your company’s track record for employee safety?
Our goal is ZERO injuries and incidents. Everything we do, from the people we hire, to the training and management systems that support our employees, is designed to drive incident-free performance. Simply put, safety is the most important thing in our business. CLICK HERE to learn more about our recent safety performance and our approach to operational excellence.
What is the company culture like at PSC?
We appreciate our hard-working employees and their families. We make time for fun at company-sponsored picnics, recognition dinners, crawfish boils, tailgating parties and other events held throughout the year.
At Petroleum Service Corporation, we also take pride in supporting our employees and the communities in which we work through volunteer projects, event sponsorships, and corporate giving.
We publish a quarterly newsletter for our employees and their families that is mailed to the employee’s home. The PSC Connection contains news and features regarding our work groups, recognition events, and the achievements of our employees and their family members.
Learn more about our company culture and view our company newsletters by visiting the PSC Family section of our website.
What is the Tankerman Career Academy?
Our Tankerman Career Academy (TCA) is a four-month, on-the-job training program that will put you on the fast track to a rewarding career as a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed tankerman. The program is offered periodically when there is an industry demand for more tankermen.
CLICK HERE to learn more.