Profession gauger

Gaugers test oil during the processing and before dispatch. They control pumping systems and regulate the flow of oil into the pipelines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Mechanical tools

    Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.


  • Operate oil pumping systems

    Manipulate control panels to adjust pressure and temperature and to direct product flow rate. Control oil pumping systems; monitor liquid circulation in petroleum refinery.

  • Collect oil samples

    Collect petroleum product samples by turning bleed valves; insert container into tank to obtain sample material.

  • Measure oil tank temperatures

    Insert thermometers inside oil tanks to obtain temperature information.

  • Calculate oil deliveries

    Make up receipts and calculate deliveries of oil and other petroleum products. Apply standard formulas to calculate test result values.

  • Verify oil circulation

    Ensure that incoming and outgoing materials circulate through correct meters; ensure that meters work properly.

  • Maintain mechanical equipment

    Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect malfunction. Service, repair, adjust, and test machines, parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Maintain and repair vehicles meant for cargo, passengers, farming and landscaping.

  • Perform oil tests

    Perform oil sample tests in order to determine product quality; operate centrifugal testing equipment to assess levels of water, bottom sediment or foreign materials.

  • Analyse oil operations data

    Record and process operating data; comprehend and analyse documents, instruments and data results of laboratory analyses.

  • Coordinate oil well operations

    Coordinate well operations such as shutdowns and major projects.

  • Test oil samples

    Analyse oil samples in order to determine characteristics such as consistency, texture, viscosity or concentration. Operate measuring instruments such as pH meters, hydrometers and viscometers.

  • Set equipment controls

    Manipulate equipment controls to produce required volumes and required product quality. Take into account lab recommendations, schedules and test results.

  • Keep task records

    Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.

Optional knowledge and skills

mathematics chemistry clean oil processing units synchronise pumphouse activities