Job Title

Petroleum Service Technician (Trainee)

Posted on: Aug 02, 2019

Job Description

SPATCO is looking for an energetic Trainee Petroleum Service Technician to join our team. This person must have the ability and aptitude to learn from each other and understand specific technical training and procedures! We are looking for strong achievers with a desire to put their talents to work in a team-oriented environment and share our commitment to attaining our goals and providing the highest level of service to our growing base of customers.

SPATCO provides complete and thorough training, which is a combination of vendor training/certification, and monitored field experience. The training program consists of 16 weeks of "ground up" training. Each month, trainees will spend two weeks of classroom training and two weeks in the field riding along with an experienced technician. These selected individuals can make a good living during training and acquire the skills necessary to enter a high-paying career. SPATCO pays competitive salaries during training with structured increases as training is completed and skills are gained. SPATCO has put together a curriculum that will allow an individual to gain the skills required in just four months, when in the past, would take more than three years to learn on the job. The skills obtained in order to become very proficient in the field are from a combination of training and experiences gained from working in “the field” on this unique equipment mix. Technician proficiency is the key to being part of a profitable branch and being employed with SPATCO. This Petroleum Service Technician is a unique opportunity.


  • During the training, trainees are paid a very competitive hourly rate, with scheduled increases as the candidate completes training, is added to the on-call rotation and upon one year of employment with the company.

Essential Functions:

  • Service Tech must fill out all paper work associated with the service call on site NO EXCEPTIONS and call into Vendors if it is warranty and close the call and get close out number, then call the dispatcher after each call is complete. (H-1, RGA, Core information, etc)
  • Take daily directions from the Service Manager or Service Dispatcher on calls to be performed.
  • Follow and abide by SP&T service call procedures.
  • Available for work at all times in an “on-call” status rotating schedule.
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting and minor repairs of petroleum product leaks in the hydraulic pumping area of petroleum dispensing pumps and dispensers.
  • Perform meter calibration certification.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair Fleet Fueling Systems, such as: PetroVend, Gasboy, and/or Fuel Master.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical flow meters (used for metering the flow rate of petroleum products in a dispensing unit).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic tank monitors, such as: Veeder-Root, Incon, Red Jacket, and/or PetroVend.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic POS (Point-of-Sale) terminals, such as: Verifone, Dresser Wayne, Gilbarco.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with electrical wiring, and possess the ability to interpret and follow wiring diagrams. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair gasoline dispensing units (to electronic board level and/or part). Brands include: Gilbarco, Dresser Wayne, Gasboy, Tokheim, Bennett, and/or Schlumberger.
  • Communicate with warehouse personnel in order to verify inventory and replenish what is needed on truck. Also must remove slow moving parts and add additional parts needed for service calls before leaving the site.

Experience, Competencies and Education:

  • A Service Technician is the face of SPATCO Energy Solutions to the customer, therefore, a technician must communicate in a professional and courteous manner to the customer.
  • Work on dispenser hydraulics and submerged pump units while in a “bent over” or “stooped” position for long periods of time.
  • Operate company service van safely and efficiently with a concentrated effort to maintain a respectable driving record.
  • Use the following hand held test equipment: Volt-Ohm Meter, Amp-Clamp, Laptop Computer (Windows-based) with communication software.
  • Take constructive suggestions to improve work habits and troubleshooting techniques in a positive manner and apply those suggestions to increase efficiency and technical ability.
  • Keep accurate inventory & review authorization levels on truck monthly to assure accuracy.
  • Work with warehouse personnel to obtain inventory needed to replenish service truck.

Other Requirements:

  • IT/tech support or mechanic background preferred; at least 1 year
  • A strong mechanical/technical background; at least 1 year
  • MUST have a clean driving record (no more than 1 violation)
  • Ability to lift 75 –100 lbs when necessary during the course of performing necessary duties.
  • Work outside during all types of weather.
  • Work under time constraints efficiently and have the ability to work well with others.
  • Follow all company procedures. If you need a copy of procedures, please see the Branch Manager.
  • Keep company vehicle clean, ensure that maintenance is done regularly, and only use the vehicle for company business.

We have positions available in all branch locations:

  • Montgomery, AL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Jackson, MS
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Norfolk, VA

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