Gas Plant Operators:

Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $67,000.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 244
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Problem-solving
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Prepare plant for startup and/or shutdown
Operate industrial production equipment
Control operation of compressors
Operate processing equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Control pumps or pumping equipment
Operate gas or petroleum distribution equipment
Operate laboratory equipment

Handling and Moving Objects

Install generating plant equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair production equipment or tools
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Clean water, chemical, or gas processing tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean production equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Analyze test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Inspect production equipment
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

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