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Gas and Petroleum Operators

ANZSCO ID 399212

Overview

All Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators

  • $3,082 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Gas and Petroleum Operators

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 57 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Gas or Petroleum Operators operate equipment to pump oil and gas from wellheads, and refine and process petroleum products.

Also known as: Oil and Gas Well Treatment Operator; Oil, Gas and Pipe Tester; or Petroleum and Gas Refining and Pumping Operator.

Specialisations: Gas Compressor Turbine Operator, Petroleum Blending Plant Operator, Petroleum Terminal Plant Operator, Refinery Pipeline Operator.

You usually need a certificate III in process plant operations to work as a Gas or Petroleum Operator. Some workers complete a traineeship.

Tasks
  • Controls equipment that performs continuous and batch processes to process natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products, and blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt.
  • Controls the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents into plant.
  • Patrols and inspects equipment to ensure proper operation and sets operating controls on equipment.
  • Analyses samples and readings and records test data.
  • Controls records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations.
  • Checks equipment for malfunctions and arranges maintenance.
  • Writes reports and maintains records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations.
  • Carries out routine operating tests.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in process plant operations to work as a Gas or Petroleum Operator. Some workers complete a traineeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Resources and Infrastructure Industry, Gas Industry, National Water Industry, Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Boat Builders and Shipwrights who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  6. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  8. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. English language

    31% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Physics

    31% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  12. Clerical

    29% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  14. Transportation

    27% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  17. Law and government

    23% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Technical design

    22% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Building and construction

    18% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    68% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  2. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  6. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  12. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  14. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  16. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  17. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Perceptual speed

    57% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  2. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Auditory attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  10. Selective attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Near vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  14. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  17. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  18. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  19. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    84% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    69% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  6. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  9. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  11. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    57% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Coaching and developing others

    48% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-8093.00 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Dangerous conditions

    98% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    94% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Contact with people

    91% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    86% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  16. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    84% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-8093.00 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers.

All Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators

  • $3,082 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Gas and Petroleum Operators

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 57 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Gas or Petroleum Operators operate equipment to pump oil and gas from wellheads, and refine and process petroleum products.

Also known as: Oil and Gas Well Treatment Operator; Oil, Gas and Pipe Tester; or Petroleum and Gas Refining and Pumping Operator.

Specialisations: Gas Compressor Turbine Operator, Petroleum Blending Plant Operator, Petroleum Terminal Plant Operator, Refinery Pipeline Operator.

You usually need a certificate III in process plant operations to work as a Gas or Petroleum Operator. Some workers complete a traineeship.

Tasks
  • Controls equipment that performs continuous and batch processes to process natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products, and blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt.
  • Controls the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents into plant.
  • Patrols and inspects equipment to ensure proper operation and sets operating controls on equipment.
  • Analyses samples and readings and records test data.
  • Controls records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations.
  • Checks equipment for malfunctions and arranges maintenance.
  • Writes reports and maintains records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations.
  • Carries out routine operating tests.

You usually need a certificate III in process plant operations to work as a Gas or Petroleum Operator. Some workers complete a traineeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Resources and Infrastructure Industry, Gas Industry, National Water Industry, Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Boat Builders and Shipwrights who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  6. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  8. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. English language

    31% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Physics

    31% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  12. Clerical

    29% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  14. Transportation

    27% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  17. Law and government

    23% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Technical design

    22% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Building and construction

    18% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    68% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  2. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  6. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  12. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  14. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  16. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  17. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Perceptual speed

    57% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  2. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Auditory attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  10. Selective attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Near vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  14. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  17. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  18. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  19. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    84% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    69% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  6. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  9. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  11. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    57% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Coaching and developing others

    48% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-8093.00 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Dangerous conditions

    98% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    94% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Contact with people

    91% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    86% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  16. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    84% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-8093.00 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers.
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