Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator

Control operation of steam, gas, or electric-motor-driven compressors.
picture of Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator

Quick Stats


Salary Range
$30,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators do?

Controls operation of steam, gas, or electric-motor-driven compressor to maintain specified pressures on high and low pressure mains dispensing gas from gasholders: Observes pressure gauges to determine consumption rate variations and turns knobs or switches to regulate pressures. Opens valves to allow gas to flow into and out of compressors. Reads gas meters and records amount of gas received and dispensed from holders. May clean, lubricate, and adjust compressors, using handtools. May regulate gas governors to maintain specified pressure [PRESSURE CONTROLLER].


Should I be a Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Acetylene Plant Technician, Compressor Station Operator, Gas Pumping Station Operator, Gas-Substation Operator

    How to Become a
    Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator

    Most Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iiaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
    Schools close to
         
     




    You May Also Like




    Careers Similar to Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator