Are you safety-minded, self-disciplined, and motivated to learn?

In selecting students for the Tankerman Career Academy, we look for individuals who exhibit the characteristics needed to be successful working as a tankerman.

We are now enrolling Tankerman Trainees for our next classes which will begin on February 26, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Pasadena, Texas; and Port Arthur, Texas.

At a minimum, you must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • 18 years or older and legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand English clearly
  • Valid driver’s license
  • No DUIs/DWIs in the past three years
  • Pass a drug screen and physical
  • Successful completion of one or two panel interviews
  • Have or be qualified to receive a valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Eligible to receive a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner credential (MMC) upon completion of the training

Criminal Background Checks
As part of the admission process, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation will conduct a criminal background check on all applicants. There are a number of felony convictions that would disqualify a person from receiving a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) and/or a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), which are both required to work as a tankerman.

Click below to view more information regarding the TWIC requirements.
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Click below to view information regarding the U.S. Coast Guard’s criminal record review process or call the National Maritime Helpdesk at 1-888-427-5662.
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If you DO meet all the TCA admission requirements,
take the next step and review information regarding Tuition and student loans.
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If you DO NOT meet the TCA admission requirements,
visit our JOBS page to learn more about other career opportunities with SGS PSC.