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Treating-Plant Operator

Aliases: Treating-Plant Controller

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Treating-Plant Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Controlling continuous-treating or batch-treating equipment to process petroleum products to remove impurities and to improve colour, odour and stability according to specifications
  • Moving and setting levers, switches, dials, and hand wheels to admit products and treating agents to processing units in specified ratio
  • Directing flow of products through treating stages such as mixing, precipitating and neutralising, and regulating temperatures, pressures and circulation rates of treating equipment
  • Observing temperature gauges, pressure gauges and flowmeters, records readings and complying operating records
  • Patrolling unit to detect malfunctions and leaks
  • Opening bleeder valves to sample products and testing them for chemical characteristics, specific gravity and colour or sending sample to laboratory for analysis
  • Reprocessing products or pumping them to storage tanks according to test results and laboratory recommendations
  • Opening valves to drain sludge from units
  • Repairing and lubricating equipment
  • Treating products using hydrogen-catalytic process
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need to handle a team of Technicians
  • 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 operating refinery equipment and controlling the operations of refining and processing units
  • Ability to monitor refinery process indicators, instruments and related meters in order to detect and report any potential problems
  • Knowledge of setting controls through local and computer controlled systems, and observe gauges and instruments on equipment
  • Well-versed with reprocessing products
  • Knowledge of recording and monitoring temperature gauges, pressure gauges and flowmeters
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
Helper → Technician → Treating- Plant Operator → Pump Station Supervisor → Pump Station Owner
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 16,000 to Rs 25,000 per month

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

Generally, 3-8 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 5

Oil and petrochemical organizations

KEYWORDS 
  • Treating-Plant Operator
  • Plant Operator
  • Refinery Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3134.0800 Treating- Plant 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
4https://www.naukri.com/job-listings-Operator-Bhatinda-Refinery-Aarvi-Encon-Pvt-Ltd-Bathinda-4-to-9-years-060117007659?src=seo_srp&sid=14856857599916&xp=1&qp=refinery%20operator&srcPage=s
5https://www.shine.com/jobs/technician-process-pilot-plant-operator/ladder-hr-solutions/6687845/
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