Tank Safety Attendant Position
- The primary duty of a fire watch is to sound the alarm in case of an emergency so fire fighters can be brought into play and if possible control or eliminate the fire thereafter.
- Maintain surveillance of areas where hot work such as welding, cutting and grinding is occurring. Be able to recognize any signs of a possible fire /explosion.
- Make sure there is adequate working fire extinguishing equipment in the work area and all trash or combustible materials have been removed or are out of the way of any hot work.
- Keep a lookout for small fires started by the hot work operations.
- If a fire begins to develop or occur, the Fire Watch, if possible, attempts to control the fire with the proper extinguishing equipment. If fire is not controllable leave the area and get to the proper mustard area. Trained firefighters will handle the situation.
- Continue to watch for any smoldering fires for 30 minutes after all hot work has stopped.
- You are an attendant associated with confined space work and those who enter the confined space.
- You need to be aware of the hazards associated with the confined space entry, be able to communicate effectively, recognize aberrant behavior of the personnel in the confined space that may result from hazards inside the confined space.
- Control entry of all personnel going into and out of the tank. You must log in and log out each person who enters the tank. Confirm each entrant has proper PPE prior to entering tank. Have radio contact with the entrants.
- Monitor conditions constantly such as monitoring gas levels around and inside the tank to ensure they pose no hazard or weather conditions and temperatures that might pose a threat to personnel inside the confined space.
- You must have contact with personnel inside the confined space in case of an accident or emergency but you are not allow to enter the confined space under any circumstances. Sound the alarm and help anyone out of the entrance if possible.
- Inform personnel working inside tank that a hazard has occurred such as weather conditions or unsafe gas levels so they can evacuate the tank.
- $15.00 per hour. All employees are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.