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Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Job Information

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.


  • Workers usually acquire their skills through a formal apprenticeship program or through on-the-job training.
  • Licensure is required in many States and is a prerequisite for many job openings.
  • Employment is projected to grow more slowly than average, and applicants may face competition for jobs.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $61,260/yr ($30.63/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma