Since 2003, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation’s Tankerman Career Academy (TCA) has been training men and women to meet the petrochemical industry’s increasing demand for U.S. Coast Guard-certified tankermen.
Our next Tankerman Career Academy classes will begin on June 19th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Pasadena, Texas.
The Tankerman Career Academy is an on-the-job training program that is typically offered a few times a year, depending on our need for more tankermen. This intensive training program takes ONLY FOUR MONTHS and includes one-on-one field training taught by some of the very best tankermen in the industry.
While training full-time, Tankerman Career Academy students:
Upon successful completion and graduation from the Tankerman Career Academy training program and receipt of the required Merchant Mariner’s Credential, graduates are eligible for continued employment with SGS Petroleum Service Corporation. Eligibility for continued employment depends upon the student’s overall performance during training, their level of competence at graduation, and SGS PSC’s staffing needs. This is not an offer or guarantee of continued employment.
The tankerman’s role is critical to our nation’s petroleum and chemical shipping industry. The tankerman serves as the person-in-charge of critical operations, with responsibility for protecting the environment by ensuring the safe transfer of petrochemicals to barges. Tankermen must be certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. There are two types of tankermen: boat tankermen and shore tankermen. SGS Petroleum Service Corporation only employs shore tankermen who live at home and travel to various work sites.