Profession pipeline pump operator

Pipeline pump operators tend pump equipment and systems to transfer liquids and substances (e.g. such as chemical solutions, crude oil, gases, and others) from one point to the next. They operate hoses, pumps, and other equipment according to the good to be transferred. They ensure smooth circulation and flow of the goods in the pipelines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Pipeline coating properties

    Know pipeline coating properties such as external anti-corrosion, internal coating, concrete weight coating, thermal insulation, and others.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Transfer oil

    Prepare specific volumes of refined and unrefined materials for storage; transfer materials that require further processing.

  • Maintain tanks

    Clean and keep in adequate condition tanks, basins, and filter beds using hand tools and power tools.

  • Pump products

    Operate pumping machines according to specific procedures and depending on the kind of product. Ensure correct quantities and adequate feeding for the process.

  • Operate pumping equipment

    Operate pumping equipment; oversee gas and oil transport from wellheads to refineries or storage facilities.

  • Monitor storage vessels used to transport goods via pipeline

    Monitor storage vessels for specific goods such as gases, liquids, crude oil, and others. Check gauge levels and other storage requirements depending on the type of goods.

  • Maintain pipeline coating properties

    Perform maintenance to pipelines and their coating properties by applying chemicals and techniques. Maintain external anti-corrosion, internal coating, concrete weight coating, thermal insulation, and other coating properties.

  • Operate hydraulic pumps

    Operate hydraulic pumping systems.

  • Use rigging equipment

    Set up rolling and lifting equipment required to lift and move objects e.g. with a crane or block and tackle system.

  • 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.

  • Have a high level of safety awareness

    Ensure high levels of safety awareness; use personal protection equipment; communicate with staff members and provide advice on health and safety issues.

  • Transfer liquid goods

    Use appropriate equipment and tools to transfer liquid goods from storage vessels to pipelines and vice versa.

  • Regulate the flow of substances in pipelines

    Control of the flow of substances such as gases, chemicals, oils, and other materials transported via pipelines and pump stations.

  • Prevent pipeline deterioration

    Ensure the conservation of pipelines by undertaking adequate maintenance of the system and its coating properties. Prevent corrosion formation, leaks, and other problems.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate soldering equipment adjust tightness of pump components technical drawings operate hydraulic jack lift operate lifting equipment rigging terminology operate welding equipment use personal protection equipment handle chemicals consult technical resources