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OCC Controller
  • Job ID: 132
  • Department: Operations Control Center
  • Work Schedule: Field
  • Salary Band: K
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years
  • Minimum Education: 4-Year Degree
  • Relocation Provided: Yes
  • Closing Date: Jul 20, 2022
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Professional
  • Location: Anchorage
  • Facility: OCC Facility

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:


SCHEDULE:  This is a field‐exempt position that requires a 7‐day on/7‐day off schedule, with day and night shift rotations. Relocation Benefits May Apply


Under general direction of the OCC Supervisors the OCC Controller is accountable for the following:

The ability to work in a confined environment that demands concentration, attention to detail, the ability to handle tasks under stressful conditions and with minimal supervision. Performance in the job is evaluated quarterly. There are specific performance objectives that the successful candidates must achieve by the end of the first year in the job. The accountabilities for the job and typical work activities are as follows:

  • Continually control pipeline/station pressures, set points, and monitor the hydraulic gradient display for optimum performance within established system safety and integrity parameters.
  • Oversee the operational status of pipeline facilities. Investigate any alarms, events, or change in state of pumps, valves, or related equipment. Respond to abnormal and emergency conditions to ensure system integrity. Immediately investigate any leak alarms, deviation alarms, or natural or man‐made integrity threats to determine if the potential for a leak exists and take actions as required.
  • Continually control oil movement on the Valdez Marine Terminal (including operation of Backpressure control, relief facility, scraper receiving and Incoming and Berth metering), pressure and flow for optimum performance within established system safety and integrity parameters. Provide management of VMT tankage through continual control and tracking of tank usage, levels, water draws, and related activities.
  • Develop vessel schedules in compliance with the Operating Agreement. Distribute accurate Vessel schedules on a regular basis. Promote system safety and efficiency by effectively communicating changes in the vessel schedule that may impact operating conditions or equipment status. Notify Alyeska personnel of non‐routine operational conditions. Notify producers of abnormal conditions and anticipated high inventories. Help coordinates notifications during abnormal operations.
  • Forecast and control the usage of DRA, Pump Station mainline unit operation, all metering facilities, VMT tankage and loading berths to maximize TAPS efficiency, thereby acting as the central control point of operating costs for TAPS.
  • Provide the central point of communication for Pipeline and Terminal operations real‐time information flow to and from all APSC operating facilities, North Slope Producers, Refiners,Marine Oil shippers and regulatory bodies.


Applicants must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field*
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Controller /Operator in a related process type
  • industry
  • Strong technical knowledge of pipeline, terminal and OCC systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Business Objects applications

Note: work experience above the minimum may be considered as a substitute for all or part of the formal educational requirements. Comparable experience with SCADA or Distributed Control Systems or with rotating equipment such as pumps and drivers in hydrocarbon service or as a Controller may be substituted year‐for‐year for any of the education requirement.


Ten (10) years related work experience

  • Demonstrated technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and government regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and perform successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain superior working relationships with Operations and other client/stakeholder groups

Position Description:


  • The successful candidates for this job must have mechanical, computer and process control aptitude. Expectations include logical thinkers who are multitask oriented, well organized, efficient at information processing and can consistently make critical decisions quickly and correctly. His/her must have the ability to perform effectively under stress, both working alone and with others, in a confined environment for extended periods of time.


  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collections for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1/2 inch of hair length necessary). Head hair testing provides an approximate 90-day window of detection that checks for positive drug use. In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment.
  • It is important to note that APSC does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the hair testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).


  • Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


  • The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below. The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.