Gas Plant Operators

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Gas Controller, Gas Dispatcher, Gas Plant Operator, Plant Operator

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What they do:
Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor equipment functioning, observe temperature, level, and flow gauges, and perform regular unit checks to ensure that all equipment is operating as it should.
  • Distribute or process gas for utility companies or industrial plants, using panel boards, control boards, and semi-automatic equipment.
  • Control operation of compressors, scrubbers, evaporators, and refrigeration equipment to liquefy, compress, or regasify natural gas.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by writing

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Operating log software
  • Quorum PGAS


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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