Profession gas processing plant control room operator

Gas processing control room operators perform a range of tasks from the control room of a processing plant. They monitor the processes through electronic representations shown on monitors, dials, and lights. They make changes to variables and communicate with other departments to make sure processes keep running smoothly and according to established procedures. They take appropriate actions in case of irregularities or emergencies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Natural gas

    The various facets of natural gas: its extraction, processing, constituents, uses, environmental factors, etc.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

Skills

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Monitor equipment

    Monitoring equipment implies watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

  • Coordinate remote communications

    Direct network and radio communications between different operational units. Receive and transfer further radio or telecom messages or calls. These might include messages from the public, or the emergency services.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Manage emergency procedures

    React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.

  • Conduct inter-shift communication

    Communicate relevant information about the conditions in the workplace, progress, events, and potential problems to the workers in the next shift.

  • Write production reports

    Make up and complete shift schedules and production reports in a timely manner.

Optional knowledge and skills

gas contaminant removal processes sour gas sweetening processes natural gas liquids fractionation processes electricity natural gas liquids recovery processes sulphur recovery processes gas dehydration processes mechanics

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