Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Top 3 refinery operator Jobs

  • Refinery Operators/Mount Vernon - HireQuest, Inc - Mount Vernon, WA

    Vernon is hiring for Refinery Operators for an oil- refining company in the Portland area!! Responsibilities: * Ensure all proper logs and paperwork are accurately completed for incoming and outgoing ...

  • Operator Trainee 1 - ASRC - North Pole, AK

    Our North Pole Refinery built in 1985 is a 22,000?bbl/day facility, producing heating fuel ... Refinery Operator Trainee is an hourly position, 7 - 12 hour shifts on and 7 days off working a ...

  • Operator - World Energy Paramount - Paramount, CA

    Please see additional job postings for specific details about each role We are continually recruiting for qualified Refinery Operators at all levels. Our Operations Dept is on a 12-hr Rotating ...

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What They Do

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.


  • 2020 employment: 40,600
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $79,540

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 2,300
  • Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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