Job Details

Requisition Number 13-0297
Post Date 10/17/2013
Title Terminal Automation Application Analyst
City Houston
State TX

Primary Purpose:

Performing or directing activities and projects related to the operation, integration, implementation, upgrade, and/or changes to Buckeye Terminal Automation Systems.


Key Accountabilities:  

  • Direct or perform various activities and correction including setup, maintenance, balancing, transaction transmission, and support for Buckeye Terminal Automation Applications.
  • Perform and document processes and system internal audits.
  • Monitor, insure compliance, and conform to all SOX Compliance mandates.
  • Work with and communicate to IT peers, IT management, Operations staff, and Operations management as needed.
  • Evaluate and recommend new information technologies for terminal automation systems.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending professional workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.  Provide technical knowledge to co-workers for problem solving.
  • Create and provide training for new users on existing terminal automation systems and for all users on updated terminal automation systems.  Develop and implement training plans for terminal automation systems throughout the company.  Function as a training resource for all users.
  • Manage and develop test backup procedures, including disaster recovery plan.
  • Perform modifications to existing Terminal Automation Systems and implement across all terminals.
  • Integrate new terminal data into existing system(s).  Work with Customer Service for large integrations or changes.
  • Act as lead for various projects related to terminal automation and billing systems.
  • Provide appropriate support to field users by resolving terminal system issues or redirecting to appropriate resource or vendor.
  • Act as front-line liaison between Buckeye and support vendors.
  • Provide on-call support as needed.
  • Support other areas/special projects as needed.



All employees at Buckeye should exhibit Buckeye’s values of being a Reliable, Safe, Environmentally Responsible, Low-Cost Provider, of showing and accepting Accountability, and being Entrepreneurial.


Buckeye wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.


Buckeye employees must display the following competencies to be successful:


Accountability - Accepts responsibility for decisions and how their decisions affect others

Safety/Environmental - Understands and enhances the safety of our employees, our customers and the public to protect the environment.

Business Acumen - Understands the broader financial implications of one’s responsibilities and the link to the “bottom line” of Buckeye’s business.

Communication and Feedback - Shares information effectively, in the appropriate timeframe, as well as effectively using listening skills when working with others.

Diversity Awareness - Values and respects individual differences, while supporting an inclusive work environment.

Entrepreneurial Spirit - Operates as it Buckeye was his/her own company

Problem Solving and Decision Making - Organizes parts of a problem in a systematic and logical way in order to recognize relationships, identify alternative solutions, set priorities and make sound decisions that align with Buckeye’s Key Values and Guiding Principles.

Adaptability - Managing Change - Works efficiently in a constantly changing environment, demonstrating a willingness to learn, to take new and unique ideas, concepts, strategies, and approaches and apply them for positive results.

Results Driven - Continually improves performance, approaching work in ways that support the accomplishment of results and meeting/exceeding Buckeye’s performance objectives.

Technical Expertise - Effectively applies knowledge and skills within a particular area of expertise and keeps abreast of new knowledge and developments in one’s area of expertise and/or responsibility.




Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or related discipline OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.



  • Significant IT experience including analysis, design and application development required.
  • Strong background in Unix and Linux is required.
  • Related Terminal Automation Systems experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of terminals/pipeline operations and terminology a plus.
  • Experience in the following is helpful: Terminal Automation Systems (TopTech),  systems analysis and design methodologies, database management systems (MySQL, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, Access), client server technologies and browser-based applications (Java, IBM AS/400 products and/or other web development tools).


Other skills, attributes and abilities:

  • The successful party in this position should possess excellent written and oral communication skills including proven customer relations skills.
  • This position requires the ability to assess, troubleshoot, determine resolutions for problems, and make decisions, all in a timely manner.
  • The position may require occasional travel and being on call during off hours. 


Certificates and Licenses:

  • None required


Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment with some travel required to remote locations as needed to support project and training efforts.
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