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Control Man (Petroleum Refining)

Aliases: Control Man, Cracking Unit Control Man, Crude Unit Control Man

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Control Man (Petroleum Refining) is expected to perform include:
  • Operating as per process schedules, the control panel, to regulate temperature, pressure and rate of flow in petroleum refining and petrochemical units 
  • Observing instruments and meters to verify specified conditions and recording the readings 
  • Moving and adjusting valves and levers on control panel to regulate and co-ordinate process variables, time catalyst and chemicals 
  • Reporting any malfunctioning of equipment to still man, and recording laboratory results
  • Testing products for chemical characteristics and sending them to laboratory for analysis
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It requires one to be on their toes
  • 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
  • Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

B.Sc. (Chemistry)

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Competent in testing of various chemicals and analysis of the results
  • Proficient in handling control panel in petrochemical units
  • Knowledge of petroleum chemicals, machines and equipment
  • Well-versed with testing products for chemical characteristics
  • Proficient in following safe practices at the plant
  • Knowledge of changing the recording charts and ink pens 
  • Knowledge of operating auxiliary equipment to assist in distilling or treating operations
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges and universities across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
  • http://msme.gov.in/Outcome_Budget-2007-08-SSI.pdf 
  • http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/sido/ktdgi01x.htm 
  • http://msme.gov.in/ssi-ar-eng-2006-07.pdf 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.loyolacollege.edu/docs/Chemistry.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 2

Helper → Technician → Control Man (Petroleum Refining) → Process Supervisor → Process Manager 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with up to 2 years’ experience – ₹ 17,000 to ₹ 18,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2 to 5 years’ experience –  ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 25,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 5 years’ experience – ₹ 26,000 to ₹ 30,000 per month
 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Minimum 1 year of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5
  • Petroleum & natural gas refining companies across India 
  • Petrochemical companies across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Control Man
  • Petroleum Refining Machine Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3134.0400 Control 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 NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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