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Career Details :: Gas Distribution Plant Operators
Control equipment to regulate flow and pressure of gas for utility companies and industrial use. May control distribution of gas for a municipal or industrial plant or a single process in an industrial plant.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Adjusts governors to maintain specified gas pressure and volume.
- Observes, records, and reports flow and pressure gauge readings on gas mains and fuel feed lines.
- Changes charts in recording meters.
- Determines required governor adjustments, according to customer-demand estimates.
- Determines causes of abnormal pressure variances and makes corrective recommendations, such as installation of pipe to relieve overloading.
- Controls equipment to regulate flow and pressure of gas to feed lines of boilers, furnaces, and related steam-generating or heating equipment.
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General Work Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Operation and Control
- Operation Monitoring
- Equipment Maintenance
- Problem Identification
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done