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Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators

Operate systems that refine petroleum.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$52.38 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  5.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor equipment fluid levels.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Operate energy distribution equipment.
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Gas Dispatcher
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Plant Operator

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