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Field Service Supervisor

Location: Lafayette, LA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2023
Category: Field Service Technicians
Job ID: 121380

Job Description


HPC Industrial powered by Clean Harbors is seeking a traveling Supervisor. The Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Project Manager (PM) in conducting safe and effective tank cleaning operations. The Supervisor provides direct oversight and hands-on assistance with both equipment and personnel. The ultimate objective of a Supervisor is to assist the PM and crew to accomplish a safe, successful, and profitable cleaning operation that results in a satisfied customer.


  • Ensuring a safe working environment on the job site.
  • Proficient in all Technician and Operator requirements and responsibilities.
  • Knowledgeable in all job site activities, including all maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Ability to substitute for any operator or tech.
  • Ability to take and pass supervisor courses and exams.
  • Comprehends the legal liabilities of supervisory decisions and is capable of balancing company objectives with job site safety concerns and relaying them to the Project Manager.
  • Supervises the checking, filling, and maintenance of company and rental equipment.
  • Supervises gauging of storage tank levels.
  • Supervises technicians and operators and assists in managing projects.
  • Recognizes hazards inside the tank and job site and communicates them to the Project Manager.
  • Supervises operation of air monitoring equipment.
  • Supervises operation and repairs of various pumps, piping, valves, and centrifuges.
  • Completes required logs and documentation, job site calculations, and manages support personnel.
  • Effectively and accurately communicates with Project Manager on all aspects of job site operations.
  • Effectively evaluates personality conflicts between crew members and brings them to the attention of the Project Manager.
  • Manages job site crew and third-party personnel with minimal supervision.
  • Effectively relays all project management decisions to crew and relief crew.
  • Maintains job site production in the absence of the Project Manager.
  • Builds supply lists and keeps track of job site inventory.
  • Assists PM in solving job site problems during all phases of a job, including rig-up, processing, rig-down, and trucking.
  • Assists PM with accurately completing client-required documentation; company paperwork; logs and documentation.
  • Competent in respirator repair and inspection including air-supplied respirators.
  • Capable of obtaining Tank Entry Supervisor certification.
  • Trains all levels of personnel in all aspects of their job responsibilities.
  • Exhibits a strong desire to gain increasing responsibility within the company.
  • Communicates effectively with PM, management, customers, and crew members.
  • Performs job safety audits, assists in incident investigations, and participates in ongoing safety efforts.
  • Ability to travel and stay on projects for extended periods of time.
  • Trusted to leave the job site for company purposes with company funds and return in a timely manner with appropriate accounting documentation of the funds.
  • Other duties assigned.
  • Promotes and contributes to a team environment.




  •  Five-seven years of industry experience and two-three years of management experience with industrial tank cleaning or similar services is required.
  • Knowledge of various types of refined and unrefined hydrocarbon streams and wastewater streams. Liquid and solid separation systems.
  • Competent in determining fluid flow rates and volumes.
  • Mechanical aptitude. Understanding of electrical and diesel-driven equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.
  • Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities without close supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding administrative and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use and application of the following software required: Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated and driven to complete projects on time in a safe and cost-effective manner. 

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.  

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • TWIC Card, 40-hour HAZWOPER, Basic Plus Orientation, Confined space entry, and API-TES (Tank Entry Supervisor) certifications.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is generally performed in tanks in an oil/chemical refinery.
  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must repeatedly stand, stoop, speak, listen, and use hands to seize, grip, hold, reach, turn, lift, or carry objects 25 lbs. or more, and use equipment requiring high dexterity.
  • Specific hearing and vision abilities required by this job include good hearing and good near and distant vision.
  • Requires 80-90% travel for periods of up to 8 weeks.

Work Environment:

  • Potential exposure to dust (chemical and environmental), fumes (chemical and fluids), exhausts, and highly pressurized fluids (respiratory protective equipment will be provided when required.)
  • Occasionally work under extreme climate conditions (excessive high heat index of 95+degree Fahrenheit, 98% humidity; and sub-zero weather conditions) relative to geographic location.
  • The noise level in the work environment is NOT usually quiet.


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