Chief Station Engineer

Manage workers engaged in operating and maintaining main-line pump station.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Station Engineers do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining main-line pump station: Directs STATION ENGINEER, MAIN LINE to start or stop pumping equipment and increase or decrease pumping rates, line pressures, and rate of oil flow. Directs GAUGERS in sampling, gauging, and testing oil, and in controlling flow of oil. Reports on oil movements and pipeline operations to DISPATCHER, OIL, using teletype or telephone. Schedules maintenance and repair of pumps, engines, generators, and corrosion-mitigation and pneumatic-control equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May operate pumping equipment and supervise workers and be designated Station Engineer, Operating Chief.


Should I be a Chief Station Engineer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Oil-Pump-Station Operator, Chief, Station Engineer, Operating Chief

    How to become a Chief Station Engineer

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