Gas Plant Operators
On the Job
Gas Plant Operators distribute or process gas for utility companies. They do this by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on gas pipelines.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Diagnose equipment malfunctions.
- Operate natural gas distribution equipment.
- Operate natural gas generation equipment.
- Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
- Analyze test results.
- Inspect production equipment.
- Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
- Record operational or production data.
- Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions.
- Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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