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Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Washington

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Operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Adjust valves and equipment to obtain specified performance.
  • Record instrument readings and operational changes in operating logs.
  • Move controls and turn valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semi-liquids, gases, or powdered materials.
  • Submit daily reports on facility operations.
  • Take samples of gases and conduct chemical tests to determine gas quality and sulfur or moisture content, or send samples to laboratories for analysis.
  • Read gas meters, and maintain records of the amounts of gas received and dispensed from holders.
  • Turn knobs or switches to regulate pressures.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Gas compressors
  • Hammers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Socket sets

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Facilities management software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software