What Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators Do
Operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.
Other Job Titles Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators May Have
Compressor Operator, Compressor Station Operator, Compressor Technician, Fill Plant Operator, Filler, Gas Plant Operator, Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Operator (LNG Plant Operator), Pipeline Technician, Plant Operator, Terminal Operator
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Monitor meters and pressure gauges to determine consumption rate variations, temperatures, and pressures.
Respond to problems by adjusting control room equipment or instructing other personnel to adjust equipment at problem locations or in other control areas.
Record instrument readings and operational changes in operating logs.
Adjust valves and equipment to obtain specified performance.
Move controls and turn valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.
Level of Education Attained by Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (40%)
Less than high school diploma
High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
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