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Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators - 53-7071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Compressor Operator
  • Compressor Station Operator
  • Compressor Technician
  • Fill Plant Operator
  • Filler
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Operator (LNG Plant Operator)
  • Pipeline Technician
  • Plant Operator
  • Terminal Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-7000 Material Moving Workers
53-7070 Pumping Station Operators
53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Adjust valves and equipment to obtain specified performance.
  • Clean, lubricate, and adjust equipment, and replace filters and gaskets, using hand tools.
  • Connect pipelines between pumps and containers that are being filled or emptied.
  • Maintain each station by performing general housekeeping duties such as painting, washing, and cleaning.
  • Monitor meters and pressure gauges to determine consumption rate variations, temperatures, and pressures.
  • Move controls and turn valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semi-liquids, gases, or powdered materials.
  • Read gas meters, and maintain records of the amounts of gas received and dispensed from holders.
  • Record instrument readings and operational changes in operating logs.
  • Respond to problems by adjusting control room equipment or instructing other personnel to adjust equipment at problem locations or in other control areas.
  • Submit daily reports on facility operations.
  • Take samples of gases and conduct chemical tests to determine gas quality and sulfur or moisture content, or send samples to laboratories for analysis.
  • Turn knobs or switches to regulate pressures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Clean machinery or equipment.
  • Collect samples for analysis or testing.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or machinery.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Direct maintenance or repair activities.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Test materials, solutions, or samples.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Auxiliary Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Fuels (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Environmental And Egress Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Fuels Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cryogenics Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cryogenics Technician, Overseas Shore Based Equipment Operator/Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fuels (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Infrastructure Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Pressure Electrolyzer (LPE) Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Machinery Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Machinist's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Machinists Mate, Non-Nuclear, Submarine Auxiliary (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Semitrailer Refueler Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Steam Plant Auxiliary Systems Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Steam Plant Auxiliary Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Cryogenic Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Torpedoman's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilitiesman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Gas-Compressor Operator
  • Gas-Pumping-Station Operator