Gas Engine Operator

Operate stationary internal-combustion engines.
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Salary Range
$33,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gas Engine Operators do?

Operates stationary internal-combustion engines, using natural gas for fuel, to supply power for equipment, such as electrical generators and air or gas compressors: Starts auxiliary air compressor and turns compressed air and fuel valves to start engine. Observes gauges and meters and adjusts controls to regulate ignition, governor, lubrication and cooling systems, and load distribution between engines. Observes operation of equipment, such as generators or compressors to detect malfunctions. May specialize in engines designed for specific processes and be designated Gas-Engine Operator, Compressors; Gas-Engine Operator, Generators.


Should I be a Gas Engine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Diesel Engine Operator, Gas-Engine Operator, Compressors, Gas-Engine Operator, Generators, Watch Engine Operator

    How to become a Gas Engine Operator

    Most Gas Engine Operators have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:9yjoaa&chl=no+college+%2838%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2822%25%29|bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,38,38
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