Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

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    The refinery 's rated capacity is 340,000 barrels per day and has the feed flexibility to process ... Production Team - Asset Manager, Productions Specialists, Operators , Maintenance Supervisor ...

  • Major Incident & Problem Manager - Silvergate - San Diego, CA

    Collaborate with subject matter experts to refine operating processes and procedures to deliver and restore service more efficiently * Ensures work arounds for known errors in place and each is ...

  • Mechanical Engineer - Fixed Equipment - NES Fircroft - Torrance, CA

    The role is based on site at the Torrance Refinery operated by PBF Energy in the South Bay Area of Greater Los Angeles. * The role has a dual reporting relationship to both my client's site manager ...

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What They Do

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.


  • 2020 employment: 40,600
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $79,540

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 2,300
  • Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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