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Still Man Gas Plant/Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining)

Aliases: Desulphurizer Operator, Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining)

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Still Man Gas Plant/Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining) is expected to perform include:

  • Tending operation of unit in which pressure distillate and non-condensable gases are treated to extract the gases which are used as fuel
  • Observing various temperature, pressure and flow gauges of the unit
  • Ensuring that the unit is functioning properly and recording readings
  • Adjusting valves to regulate height of liquid level in dephlegmator to obtain maximum separation of vapours from liquid and prevent vapours from flowing back into unit
  • Regulating flow of gases through the unit
  • Operating and controlling speed of pumps to regulate flow of liquids through the unit
  • Controlling temperature and pressure of the unit by setting automatic regulators at required points
  • Winding and changing charts on recording meters
  • Shutting down the unit and cleaning it with steam and water
  • Exercising caution to prevent explosion
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team ​
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4
Preferably, B.Sc. in chemistry
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of interpreting temperature, pressure and flow gauges of the unit
  • Proficient in following safety procedures while working at the unit
  • Well-versed in ensuring correct functioning of the unit
  • Knowledge of shutting down unit and cleaning it with steam and water
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Able to work under high pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Colleges offering B.Sc. chemistry in India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.kanpuruniversity.org/SYLLABUS/BSC_Chemistry.pdf​
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3
Technician → Still Man Gas Plant/Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining) → Process Supervisor → Process Manager
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4, 5

Generally, 3-8 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 5
  • Oil, gas and petroleum organizations
  • Environmental units
  • Civil engineering and construction units
KEYWORDS 
  • Desulphurizer Operator
  • Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining)
  • Still Man Gas Plant
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3134.0200 Still Man Gas Plant/Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining)
ISCO 2008 3134 Petroleum and Natural Gas Refining Plant Operators
NIC 2008 19201 Production of liquid and gaseous fuels, illuminating oils, lubricating oils or greases or other products from crude petroleum or bituminous minerals
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 3
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-3.pdf
4https://www.indeed.co.in/cmp/SMAKER-Management-Services-Pvt-Ltd/jobs/Plant-Operator-121ea19141001a37?q=Gas+Plant+Operator
5https://www.shine.com/jobs/gas-processing-plant-operator/raquela-export/6620793/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
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