Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers:

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,400.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 447
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Control operation of compressors
Operate processing equipment
Control pumps or pumping equipment
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate gas or petroleum distribution equipment
Operate energy distribution equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate laboratory equipment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor equipment fluid levels
Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor operating conditions
Maintain consistent production quality

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Analyze test results
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Inspect production equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair production equipment or tools
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Lubricate production equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Clean production equipment
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery

Getting Information

Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.