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.
* Attention to Detail
* Stress Tolerance
* Self Control
* Monitor process indicators, instruments, gauges, and meters to detect and report any possible problems.
* Start pumps and open valves or use automated equipment to regulate the flow of oil in pipelines and into and out of tanks.
* Signal other workers by telephone or radio to operate pumps, open and close valves, and check temperatures.
Sample Job Titles
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