Gas Transfer Operator

Tend equipment to transfer gases from processing equipment to tank trucks.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gas Transfer Operators do?

Tends equipment to transfer liquid gases from processing equipment to tank trucks and storage tanks: Connects hose and starts pumps until specified quantity of gas has been transferred, as indicated by gauge. Ensures that specified type of gas is pumped, using portable gas analyzer. Records type and quantity of gas pumped, truck number, and departure time. Positions truck in loading area. May refuel and fill oil well of tank trucks. May fill railway tank cars. May evacuate air space between inner and outer tanks of trucks or railway tank cars, using vacuum pump.

Should I be a Gas Transfer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Gas Storage Field Journeyman, Gas Storage Operator, Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Operator See More

    How to become a Gas Transfer Operator

    Most Gas Transfer 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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