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Pump Man (Petroleum Refining)

Aliases: Tube Well Operator, Pump Operator, Pump Driver

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Pump Man (Petroleum Refining) is expected to perform include:

  • Controlling pumps and manifold systems to circulate crude, semi-compressed and finished petroleum products
  • Regulating water flow and chemical solutions through processing
  • Planning movement of product through lines of processing and storage units
  • Utilizing knowledge of interconnections and capacities of pipelines, valve manifolds, pumps and tanks 
  • Synchronizing activities with other pump houses to assure continuous flow of products and minimum contamination between products
  • Starting battery of pumps
  • Observing pressure and flow meter and turning valve to regulate pumping speeds according to schedules
  • Turning hand wheels to open line valves to direct flow of product
  • Signalling by telephone to operate pumps in designed units to open and close pipeline, tank valves and gauge
  • Sampling and determining temperature of tank contents
  • Recording operating data such as products and quantities pumped, stocks used, gauging results and operating time​
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 job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV), Hearing Impaired (HH) and One Arm (OA)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4, 5

Preferably, 12th

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of operating pumps
  • Proficient in finishing products
  • Well-versed in ensuring correct functioning of pump
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Schools and colleges across 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://dget.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/SYL_Mechanic_Pump_operator_08_6_14(1).pdf​
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3
Helper →  Pump Man (Petroleum Refining) → Process Supervisor → Process Manager
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants  – Rs 12,000 to Rs 13,000 per month

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

Some organisations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 5
  • Organizations part of oil, gas and petroleum sector 
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Civil engineering and construction organizations 
KEYWORDS 
  • Tube Well Operator
  • Pump Operator
  • Pump House Attendant
  • Pump Driver
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3134.0300 Pump Man (Petroleum 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/Impl/jobs/Pump-Operator-Opening-Sakinaka-07905de02c3b160b?q=Pump+Operator
5http://lalitkala.gov.in/upload/JobAdvertisement.pdf
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