Also called: Lease Operator, Operations Technician, Pumper, Well Tender
What they do:Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.
On the job, you would:
- Monitor control panels during pumping operations to ensure that materials are being pumped at the correct pressure, density, rate, and concentration.
- Operate engines and pumps to shut off wells according to production schedules, and to switch flow of oil into storage tanks.
- Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Safety and Government
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
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