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Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.

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Skills Needed

78%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

69%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

63%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

63%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

60%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

60%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

60%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

60%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

53%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

50%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

50%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

50%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

50%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

50%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

50%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

50%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

47%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

47%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

47%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

47%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

44%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

44%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

44%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

44%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

38%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

35%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

35%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

35%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

35%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

28%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

25%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

22%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

22%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

19%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

0%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $39k
  • Median Income Salary$72k
  • Upper Income Salary $89k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

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    Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

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