Gas Dispatcher

Coordinate flow of natural gas throughout distribution system of pipelines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gas Dispatchers do?

Coordinates flow of natural gas throughout distribution system of public utility or pipeline to ensure volume and pressure of gas required for consumers demands: Monitors telemetering panelboard to determine gas pressure and volume, and records instrument readings in log. Reviews correlating data, such as gas quality, pressure and temperature with variables affecting consumer demand, such as weather conditions and time of day to forecast load adjustments. Adjusts controls to regulate gas flow and pressure through system or telephones GAS-COMPRESSOR OPERATOR to increase or decrease pressure in pipelines according to forecast. Directs GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR to pump gas from holding station into distribution system and return according to supply and demand. Informs station personnel to regulate flow of gas from wells into system to maintain specified pressure and volume in pipelines. Records data, such as gas pressure and volume from outlying stations. Observes colorimeter to detect deviations in mixture of natural gas with manufactured gas according to specified Btu rating. Notifies mixing station personnel when deviations occur. May discontinue gas service to specified areas when emergencies or gas shortages exist.

Should I be a Gas Dispatcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Dispatcher, Security Guard, Garbage Truck Dispatcher, Gas Load Dispatcher, Security Guards Dispatcher

    How to become a Gas Dispatcher

    Most Gas Dispatchers 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:9bagaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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