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Wellhead Pumpers - 53-7073.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Pumper
  • Lease Operator
  • Well Tender
  • Operations Technician
  • Wellhead Pumper
  • Oilfield Plant and Field Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Multi-Skilled Operator
  • Well Head Pumper
  • Gauger

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Attach pumps and hoses to wellheads.
  • Control pumping and blending equipment to acidize, cement, or fracture gas or oil wells and permeable rock formations.
  • Drive trucks to transport high-pressure pumping equipment, and chemicals, fluids, or gases to be pumped into wells.
  • Mix acids, chemicals, or dry cement as required for a specific job.
  • Monitor control panels during pumping operations to ensure that materials are being pumped at the correct pressure, density, rate, and concentration.
  • Open valves to return compressed gas to bottoms of specified wells to repressurize them and force oil to surface.
  • Operate engines and pumps to shut off wells according to production schedules, and to switch flow of oil into storage tanks.
  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Prepare trucks and equipment necessary for the type of pumping service required.
  • Repair gas and oil meters and gauges.
  • Start compressor engines and divert oil from storage tanks into compressor units and auxiliary equipment to recover natural gas from oil.
  • Supervise oil pumpers and other workers engaged in producing oil from wells.
  • Unload and assemble pipes and pumping equipment, using hand tools.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Connect hoses to equipment or machinery.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Oil Pumper
  • Pumper, Head