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Pump Station Operator

Aliases: Petrol Pump System Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Pump Station Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Operating electric, diesel, gas or automated pumping equipment to pump and route petroleum products through pipelines at mainline or terminal stations according to instructions and destination
  • Turning valves and starting engines to pump oil through station
  • Reading flow and pressure meters, and turning valves to vary pumping rate and line pressure
  • Directing flow of oil to storage tanks according to grade using hand wheel
  • Directing flow of oil through station and along pipeline according to destination
  • Switching oil to alternative pipelines to prevent contamination between grades
  • Inspecting pumping equipment to detect malfunctioning and leaks​
  • Lubricating machinery, repairing and adjusting pumps and equipment using hand tools
  • Recording pressure, temperature and flow rates and maintaining records and receipts
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, 10th

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Competent in handling and operating pumps and machinery
  • Well-versed with maintaining records and receipts
  • Proficient in repairing pumping equipment
  • Well-versed with the safety procedures for petrol pumps
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools 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 Station Operator  Pump Station Supervisor → Pump Station Owner
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants  – Rs 7,500 to Rs 8,500 per month

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

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4

Petrol pumps stations

KEYWORDS 
  • Pump Station Operator
  • Petrol Pump System Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3134.0700 Pump Station Operator
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
4http://www.quikr.com/jobs/petrol-pump-filler-trivandrum-W0QQAdIdZ285356036
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