Tank Cleaner

Georgetown, Guyana


Job Purpose

  • Cleans interiors of boilers, storage tanks, industrial processing tanks & kilns to remove emulsion and incrustations, using shovels, squeegees, brooms, scrapers, hoses, water, and solvents. 

  • Drains tank, connects hose to water or steam lines, and sprays walls, roof, and bottom of tank to flush residue, such as oil, acid, grease, and sludge through tank openings. 

Key Result Areas

Perform the daily duties required for the efficient and effective operation of the company in a timely manner. This 

would include but are not limited to the following duties:

  • Scrapes and scrubs walls to remove scale 

  • Sweeps up debris and shovels sludge into buckets or wheelbarrows 

  • Removes chemical residues and other liquids from tank bottoms with squeegees or pump and suction hoses 

  • Dries tanks with portable air-drying equipment 

  • Test gas content of tanks daily 

  • Must be able to work in confined/enclosed spaces 

  • Must be able to work/climb in elevations greater than 5’ 

  • Must be able to wear/work a respirator when applicable 

  • Must follow all company policies and procedures 

  • Other duties assigned or requested by management 

  • Work overtime as required 

  • Report to work daily and on time 

 Operating Environment, Framework and Boundaries

  • Multi-cultural, Multi-ethnic, and multi-national environments 

  • Dynamic environment, requiring the ability to multi-task 

  • Ability to complete assignments with Limited supervision 

  • Physical activity and manual handling 

Communications and Working Relationships

Effective communication (internal & External) with colleagues, customers, suppliers, vendors, and client 


Sensory and Mental demands 

  • The incumbent will be required to spend long hours focused on task execution 

  • The incumbent will work in an environment where tight deadlines will arise frequently 

Knowledge Skills and Experience

The incumbent must have the following Training & Experience: 

  • MUST be T/BOSIET with CAEBS Trained. 

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in confined space environments. 

The incumbent should have the following Training and Experience (It would be an asset): 

  • Manual Handling and Lifting 

  • Gas Testing – Level 1 

  • Dropped Objects Awareness 

  • High-Pressure Equipment Use 

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Strong written & verbal communication. 

  • Ability to understand and relay information. 

  • Show initiative and be self-motivated. 

  • Good hand-eye co-ordination. 

  • Lift 50lbs and Carry 25lbs. 

The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes: 

  • Be respectful, honest, and trustworthy 

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity 

  • Be flexible 

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics 


The incumbent will operate under the following conditions: 

  • Hours of Work 

The normal hours of work are contained within a 12-hour shift (once per 24-hour period) 

May be required to work beyond the 12 hours but no more than 16 hours. 

  • Allocation of Time 

It is the employee's personal responsibility; within the framework of the tasks, he/she has been set to 

ensure that their time is distributed between tasks in the most advantageous way to the overall benefit of 

the Company. 

  • Customer Relations 

The employee is to communicate effectively with customers at all levels, to ensure that the Company's 

image is always protected and maintained at the highest possible level. 

  • Disciplinary Action 

Understand that where you fail to meet the HSSEQ behaviours identified in this Job description, you will be 

subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Closing date for submission of resumes is Tuesday, January 17, 2023.