Sep 22, 2023

Associate Oil Scheduler

  • Sprague Operating Resources LLC
  • Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Full-Time Administration Customer Service Logistics

Job Description

Sprague is passionate about delivering diverse products and programs that warm, power and move the world. We keep homes warm through Northeastern winters and hospitals cool through summer. We help small businesses focus on serving their communities, and our renewable fuels keep our country’s infrastructure running. From importing wind energy components to deploying leading-edge solar technology to help power terminal facilities, we are committed to continually evolving to meet our customers’ changing energy needs.


Our Culture

We recently surveyed our employees to ask them their favorite part of the job. They answered, "The people I work with."

In addition to great coworkers, you’ll enjoy perks like medical benefits and retirement contributions that start on your first day.  Employees start with three weeks (15 days) of paid vacation time per year! Sprague also provides tuition reimbursement for any employee that would like to further their education.  Sprague has adopted a casual business dress code where you can wear jeans to work!  Do you like to get involved where you work?  Is giving back important to you? It’s important to us, too! Sprague donates back to the communities in which we live and work every year and provides opportunities for employees to support various charities throughout the year. In addition, Sprague offers paid volunteer time to allow employees to support charities which are meaningful to them. Sprague has a range of committees to support varying initiatives (Sustainability, Charitable, Scholarship, Innovation, FunForce, etc.). Sprague is a place that cares about its employees, its community, and about creating a place where people want to come to work every day.

Plus, we have some great benefits!

  • 401(k) Traditional and Roth plans with employer match of 60% of the first 6% of the employee’s contribution
  • Defined Contribution Plan with an automatic 5% contribution from Sprague
  • Paid Volunteer Time
  • Choice of high deductible and PPO Health Plans to fit your individual needs
  • Wellness Program

We want to hear from you!

As an Associate Oil Scheduler you will work with the oil traders, to manage & coordinate all matters that involve the safe, efficient & economical scheduling, transportation, delivery & related administration of refined products. This job is an in office role that requires to be on call. Operations are conducted in a maritime environment 24/7/365. In this role, you will maintain organized records & documents in line with company and departmental policies. If you are great at communication (verbally and written form), have strong mathematical skills, and can work in a fast paced environment, this is the job for you.

You will maintain contacts and develop sound business relationships with independent inspectors, vessel and barge operators, ship brokers, ships agents, counterparty operations staff and other pertinent marine personnel. Working with other members of the Oil Supply team, you will review and suggest modifications (as necessary) to new contracts, confirmations, terminal agreements, throughputs and storage deals. Being able to effectively communicate and update Sprague traders, terminal managers, sales, administrative staff and external counterparties regarding product movements and deliveries.

  • Efficiently manage the associated documents and administration that are integral to refined products logistics and scheduling, including developing expertise in the SolArc IT system used to capture and process pertinent information associated with product supply movements
  • Follow established procedures related to the physical movement of product via pipelines, barges, vessels and stock and book transfers
  • Observe physical product inventories, calculate run out dates based on historic liftings and advise Sprague traders of resupply needs
  • Coordinate and schedule all physical movements to optimize our time-chartered barges and anticipate and follow up on the needs for spot equipment needed to meet supply requirements
  • Accurately calculate demurrage, 2-ports/shifts, claims and any other vessel expenses and accrue costs as necessary
  • Participate in other pertinent Oil Supply activities or projects as necessary, e.g., testing of new SolArc releases and providing support or assistance to other members of the Refined Products team as appropriate

This role reports to the Portsmouth, NH office.

Do you like to solve problems and consider yourself forward thinking? If you are looking for a place to challenge yourself, then Sprague is your place. Sprague employees are dedicated and driven. We work best as a team, knowing that collaboration leads to innovation and the best customer experience. We are looking for hardworking colleagues



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Job Requirements

  • BS/BA or higher-level degree from an accredited college or university or directly related energy experience in lieu of education
  • Strong mathematical/numerical/analytical abilities
  • Comfortable with computers and general working knowledge and strong understanding of the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Teamwork style and orientation
  • Strong ability to multitask -- juggle many balls at the same time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment and relate to customers/outside contacts and fellow employees

Who we are:

Sprague takes a collaborative, customer-centric approach to providing best-in-class energy products and related services throughout the Northeast. Founded in 1870, we pride ourselves on offering customers the expert solutions and high-quality service that help their businesses thrive in any market landscape. Sprague values innovation, safety, integrity and people. We know that our people are what set us apart from our competition, and we work hard to make sure each employee across our 20+ locations knows how important they are to our community. 

Come join us to learn why we are consistently celebrating 20-, 30-, and even 40-year anniversaries here at Sprague!

Sprague is an EEO/AA employer.  We strongly encourage minorities, females, Vets and individuals with disabilities to apply.

As a federal contractor we adhere to OFCCP employment regulations. Click here for OFCCP compliance information

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