Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & 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.
Also called: Board Operator, Gauger, Pumper, Refinery Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
    Industrial control software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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