Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers:

Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 107
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 6.67 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Load materials into equipment for processing
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Controlling Machines and Processes

Control pumps or pumping equipment
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate chemical processing or water treatment systems or equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate cleaning equipment
Operate gas or petroleum distribution equipment
Operate laboratory equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test materials, solutions, or samples
Test materials to verify safety standards
Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine pump curves, size, and placement
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Estimate material requirements for production
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Coiled Tubing
Commercial Driver's License

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