Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
On the Job
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engines driven by compressors.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Record operational or production data.
- Control pumps or pumping equipment.
- Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
- Test materials, solutions, or samples.
- Clean facilities or work areas.
- Clean machinery or equipment.
- Collect samples for analysis or testing.
- Connect hoses to equipment or machinery.
- Direct maintenance or repair activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Using e-mail.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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