Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

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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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $59,820.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 28
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
Resource Allocation
Problem-solving
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Control operation of compressors
Operate processing equipment
Control pumps or pumping equipment
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate power generation equipment
Operate gas or petroleum distribution equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate cleaning equipment
Operate laboratory equipment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor equipment or instrument gauges and displays
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Maintain safe work environment
Maintain consistent production quality

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Test materials, solutions, or samples
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

Handling and Moving Objects

Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Explore areas for oil or gas
Estimate material requirements for production
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements

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